Group work can be powerful and offers you the opportunity to hear things you may be experiencing spoken out loud by others and perhaps yourself. Groups can provide a very supportive environment and equally can be very challenging. What have your previous experiences in groups like family, housemates, friends, work been like? There will be a maximum of 8, in the group to help facilitate a safe environment.
The group came about as a response to the feedback from students in the context of Black Lives Matter and the current pandemic. The group will be experiential, you are expected to bring yourself and be willing to share your thoughts with others and to be able to listen to others. We will decide together in week one which themes we would like to explore each week. We will use some mindfulness techniques to support us in being present. Suggested themes include; Who am I? – What does it mean to be me? – Friendships – Friend or enemy? – Being a friend to myself – self-love – Mental health – Self-care. These themes are not exclusive or exhaustive, you may have other themes that you want to suggest.
Please note that you need to commit to attending all 6 sessions which take place on Mondays from 2pm-3pm on the following dates:
If you are available for all 6 dates and would like to participate, please email email@example.com to book your place, you will then be contacted for a brief 1:1 online meeting with the group facilitator at a mutually convenient time before the course begins.
Please think about why you would like to join the group and what you would like to get out of it. This group cannot be a substitute for the safety and the environment that one to one therapy can offer. However, it could be a chance to reflect on your experiences and to experience your impact on others and their impact on you with an experienced female facilitator who identifies as Black.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org