Resilience News

Art Therapy Support Group

Connect with other survivors of sexual violence in weekly group sessions while using art expression as a coping strategy and contemplative practice to deepen meaning and understanding of difficult experiences, healing processes, and transitions. There is no expectation for trauma history disclosure or previous artmaking experience necessary. Group members will use art mediums of their choice and other materials that can be gathered on your own.

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Queer Survivors Support Group Waitlist

Due to popular demand, we have set up a waitlist for the Queer Survivors Support Group.  Please see below for the flier and link.

In this group, sexual violence survivors will connect with other queer survivors of sexual violence in weekly sessions to help participants support each other with difficult experiences, the healing process, and transitions. This group will be facilitated by Katie Forrest, LSW.

This 10-week support group is open to adult survivors 18+, all genders welcome. No previous experience needed.

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Interview with Michelle Morrow

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible by telling the stories of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. As our community grows, we need to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Michelle D. Morrow, Ed.D. Michelle is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair of the Resilience Associate Board.

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Queer Survivors Support Group

In this group, sexual violence survivors will connect with other queer survivors of sexual violence in weekly sessions to help participants support each other with difficult experiences, the healing process, and transitions. This group will be facilitated by Erica Hungerford, MS, NCC & Katie Forrest, MSW.

This 10-week support group is open to adult survivors 18+, all genders welcome. No previous experience needed.

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Journaling & Meditation Support Group

This is a closed 8-week virtual support group that will be a space for survivors of sexual violence of all genders and ages 18+ to process their emotions, thoughts, and experiences of trauma journal prompts, self-reflection, and various guided meditative practices. Each session will focus on a certain theme of focus such as self compassion, processing grief, guilt and shame, among others. We will also incorporate various meditative practices such as a trauma in the body scan and guided imagery.

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Interview with Lauren Okura

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on Lauren Okura, Associate Board member and founder of Pono Design Studio.

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Pinot’s Palette Virtual Classes Supporting Resilience

Pinot’s Palette is offering five virtual painting classes where 50% of proceeds will be donated to Resilience from now until January 31! These step-by-step group art lessons will provide you with everything you need to create a masterpiece. Classes are pre-recorded, so sign up to watch and paint at your leisure. All art supplies that you need to create your painting are included in the price. Supplies can be picked up in studio or curbside from Pinot’s Palette Logan Square at 2768 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. They can also be shipped directly to you for an additional fee. Try something creative and fun from the safety and comfort of your own home, all while supporting survivors! Learn more and sign up for classes below.

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My Music, My Art, My Story Support Group

My Music, My Art, My Story Support Group

In this support group, participants will develop storytelling skills as an act of self expression and ownership of experiences through songwriting and creating visual artwork. Facilitated by Music Therapist April Hickey, MT-BC and Art Therapist Annalise Castro, MAATC.

Connect with other survivors of sexual violence in weekly sessions while using music making, narrative writing, embodied mindfulness, and art expression as a coping strategy and contemplative practice to deepen meaning and understanding of difficult experiences, healing processes, and transitions. This 8-week support group is open to adult survivors 18+, all genders welcome. All materials provided and no previous experience needed.

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