From Abi Colbert-Sangree ’18:
Queer or questioning? Hey there! We’re a lovely group of queers and we’d love your company on next Monday or any Monday night. Picture this: you walk into the QRC, sit in a cozy chair, and meet some cuties! Sometimes we even drink tea or craft while we chat. Low pressure. Come hang out! Bring a pal!
(Facilitated by Aiden Bardos, Abi Colbert-Sangree, Eero Talo.)
Date: Mondays, beginning October 5
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 2nd Floor
From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:
Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!
Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
An invitation from WesWell:
Recovery@ Lunch is an informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are in recovery and those who are affected by a family member or friend’s substance abuse can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.
We will gather for fellowship, discussion and lunch on 11/7 at 12 noon. This is a closed lunch, only for those in recovery or affected by another’s substance abuse.
Please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more information and location.
Date: Friday, November 7th – today!
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Place: please email recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for this information
From Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator Alysha B. Warren:
The Sexual Assault Support Group for female-identified survivors will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 23rd-December 2nd from 5:30-6:45PM. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.
Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator (awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) for more information.
Dates: Tuesdays, September 23rd-December 2nd
The WESupport student group is once again teaming up with Counseling and Psychological Services to bring you the Mental Health Support Groups. This year, WESupport will offer two weekly meetings in order to fulfill the varying needs of the student body. If you’ve been struggling with depression, anxiety, the pace of college life, loneliness, stress, or anything else of that nature, you should join us! All are welcome! The groups will be facilitated by trained students who are also participants. We maintain a policy of confidentiality among group members in order to ensure as safe and respectful an environment as possible.
* On Mondays 4:30-5:45pm the group will remain open for students to come and go each week as they please.
* On Wednesdays 4:30-5:45pm we will meet as a closed group that maintains a set number of members, which will be solidified within the first couple weeks of meeting.
The first meeting of the open group is Monday, September 15th, from 4:30-5:45pm.
The first meeting of the closed group is Wednesday, September 17th, from 4:30-5:45pm.
Both groups will meet in the solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. Anyone and everyone is welcome at both first meetings!
If you have any questions or concerns, email us at WESupport[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Hope to see you there!
Date of open group: Monday, September 15
Time: 4:30-5:45 PM
Date of closed group: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 4:30-5:45 PM
Place: Davison Health Center solarium
From SART Intern Rachel Verner ’15:
Come restore your mind, body and spirit in this 9 week support group for female identified survivors of sexual assault on Mondays beginning February 10th from 5:30-7:00pm. Each week the group will focus on a different aspect of building sustainable self-care practices.
The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 7th.
Week 1: Why Self-Care Matters
Week 2: Self-Compassion
Alysha Warren is offering survivors of sexual violence a chance to complement their healing process by integrating the mind, body, and spirit through yoga this semester:
Many survivors of sexual violence find yoga to be a helpful complement to their healing process. “Befriending Your Body” is a new 11 week support group that incorporates yoga and discussion of self-care, mindfulness, body awareness, and other topics to assist survivors in their healing process. The yoga session will be facilitated by a teacher who specializes in working with trauma survivors. Don’t let Rusty deter you- no yoga experience required.
The group begins meeting on Tuesday, February 12th – Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30-7:15pm. Space is (very) limited and registration is required.
Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for details and more info at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Reference “Befriending Your Body” in the subject line. The group will be facilitated by Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator and Cheryl Hughes, RYT. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, February 8th. Space is limited, apply soon!
Deadline: Friday, February 8th
Meets: Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.
Are you a survivor of sexual assault? This semester, Alysha Warren is creating an on-campus support group for survivors:
Heal in the company of others:
The Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (SASS) will be held on Thursdays beginning February 14th and running through May 2nd from 12-1:15pm. SASS is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.
Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more information at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Reference “Support Group” in the subject line. The deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, February 12th.
Deadline: Tuesday, February 12th
Meets: Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.