Resilience News

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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Empowering Art Therapy Group

Resilience’s Empowering Art Therapy group is beginning January 2022. This is a closed 8-week virtual group for survivors to explore empowerment and personal strengths through art therapy and guided discussion. Participants will draw from their own experiences and art materials on hand to identify inner resources and share with others. Open to adult survivors of sexual violence (18+), all genders welcome. Facilitated by Annalise Castro, MAATC and Jade Davis. Continue reading “Empowering Art Therapy Group” »

Coping Through the Holidays Support Group

This time of year can be difficult for survivors as they navigate difficult spaces. This could bring up feelings of isolation, stress, and/or anxiety that could be difficult manage. Join the Resilience Therapy Team as they hold space for survivors to receive support, identify helpful coping skills, discuss the importance of boundaries, and identify ways to engage in intentional self-care.
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Interview with Steve Leaver

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 Steve Leaver, the Executive Director of Imagination Theater. Resilience and Imagination Theater partner for the No Secrets Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program.

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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 who are 18+ to process emotions, thoughts, and experiences through journal prompts, self-reflection, and various guided meditative practices. Journal prompts will range from themes of self-compassion/self-love, self-discovery, processing grief, establishing safety, and many others. We will also incorporate meditative practices such as body scanning, loving kindness, guided imagery, etc.
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Interview with Jen Glawe

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 Jen Glawe, long-time Resilience supporter.

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Interview with Kim Garvey

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 Kim Garvey, Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator at Resilience.

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Interview with Lauren Pesa

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 more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on Lauren Pesa. Lauren is President of Resilience’s Board of Directors and was recently named Audit & Assurance Partner at Deloitte’s Accounting Advisory & Transformation Services practice. Resilience sends our best wishes and congratulations on this achievement!

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Maggie Arthur on Fox32

Resilience’s Maggie Arthur was featured on Fox32 speaking on Cuomo’s resignation and how it shines a spotlight on survivors of sexual abuse. You can watch the segment here.

Interview with Emma Gonzalez

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 Emma Gonzalez, Senior Prevention Educator at Resilience.

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Resilience in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently posted an article entitled, “Date rapes are hard to investigate and prosecute. A new Illinois bill would more clearly define consent in these cases.”  This article featured Resilience directors Sarah Layden and Mariá Balata, experts in this field.  You can read the full article here.