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HEALING FROM FAMILY PAIN Many adults struggle with difficulties from their childhood and adolescence. This group is for those who grew up in families where dysfunction such as addiction, abuse, and neglect disrupted family connections. Adults who deal with family problems as children tend to sometimes struggle with adult relationships, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and several other concerns. If this fits for you and you would like share and learn healthier ways of being, give us a call to schedule a group appointment. 

                                               DAY & TIME:     MONDAYS   4:00–5:30 PM
                                               START DATE:    September 22, 2014

VOICES OF RECOVERY: HEALING FROM SEXUAL ABUSE/SEXUAL ASSAULT This group is designed to help women in the process of recovering from the traumatic effects of sexual abuse and sexual assault as a child or adult. The focus of the group will be on empowering women to find ways to heal and move forward from their trauma. Topics may include common reactions to sexual abuse, healthy coping skills, social support, intimacy and relationship concerns, trust, and breaking through feelings of shame and secrecy. 

                                               DAY & TIME:     TUESDAYS   2:30–4:00 PM
                                               START DATE:    September 30, 2014

UNDERSTANDING SELF & OTHERS Are you in the place of wanting to better understand yourself and your experiences in your relationships? Would you benefit from a supportive environment while you work towards self-acceptance? If these questions peak your curiosity you might be a good fit for our “Understanding Self & Others” Group. This process oriented group aims to provide a warm and supportive environment for students who are interested in developing a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves and others, as well as identify and explore patterns in their relationships. Here students are encouraged to experiment with new ways of relating, connect with others around the sharing of personal experiences, and be open to support and feedback in the moment. Presenting concerns may vary widely from depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, forgiveness and acceptance, low self-esteem, and relationship and family concerns. This group will run through the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

                                               DAY & TIME:     TUESDAYS   4:00–5:30 PM
                                               START DATE:    September 23, 2014

LGBTQ GROUP This process oriented group is designed to provide a supportive environment for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) communities, or those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, to develop a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves and others, as well as identify and explore patterns in relationships. The goal of this group is to improve interpersonal relationships by experimenting with new ways of relating and connecting with others, along with receiving support and feedback in the moment. Presenting concerns may vary widely from depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, acceptance, low self-esteem, and relationship and family concerns. Group will also address experiences with the coming out process, dating & relationship challenges, creating safer community spaces, coping with family struggles, navigating religion and spirituality, and coping with being a sexual orientation minority in a heterosexist culture.

                                               DAY & TIME:     WEDNESDAYS   2:30–4:00 PM
                                               START DATE:    September 24, 2014

BUILDING SOCIAL CONFIDENCE If you experience anxiety in social situations or struggle with self-confidence, this group is a good fit for you. We will cover topics including self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-confidence, and assertive communication. Building Social Confidence Group will offer you a safe place to address your concerns, to increase your comfort, and to learn new skills in how you relate to yourself and others.

                                               DAY & TIME:     WEDNESDAYS   4:00–5:30 PM
                                               START DATE:    September 24, 2014 

If you have questions, please contact the Groups Coordinator, Dr. Nina Belfrom, at
 940-898-3801 or nbelfrom@twu.edu 

Deadline for registration is
October 6, 2014

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