Here’s a listing of groups, seminars, classes and lectures open to the general public, listed by date. Please join our mailing list to receive upcoming event announcements.
POLY SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Saturdays
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Upcoming dates: November 11, December 9
November’s Topic: Broken Trust: How to Rebuild It
A painful reality in many relationships is the breakdown of trust. Lying, betrayal, infidelity…a breech in trust occurs in many shapes and forms. It’s never easy, and it hurts. Sometimes we just can’t seem to recover. But sometimes, we can! Why is it that sometimes, some of us are more resilient and able to mend relationship, even when it is seemingly impossible? How have you managed to repair the broken bones of trust? Please come and share your experiences, including past and current successes and struggles.
The Chicago Polyamory Support Group welcomes people wanting to learn more about themselves and polyamorous relationships. The group meets at Tribe Healing Arts Center in Chicago and is usually facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. Find out more about the group and the next meeting at www.meetup.com/Chicago-Polyamory
Polyamory Information brochure downloadable PDF
Upcoming dates: November 4, December 2
Location: SWOP Chicago, 405 W Superior St, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
November’s Topic: Community
Please join us for the November Support Group for sex workers, current and former. The starting point for our topic this month will be “community.” Whether you are in need of resources, friendly faces, or companionship, or you can provide support for others, please join us!
We will have refreshments! There is a suggested donation of 10 dollars but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The location is a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line, and paid street parking is plentiful.
The monthly topic is a starting place for conversation and connection. Our intention is to follow the needs and interests of those in attendance. If you would like support or feedback on another topic or issue, please feel free to speak to a facilitator at the outset of the group or to share in the group.
This support group is for individuals who identify currently or previously as sex workers. If you are in the sex trade, you may experience stigma, shame, guilt or isolation. You may find it is a struggle to develop, manage and sustain positive and supportive personal relationships. You may have interpersonal conflicts within the industry, or difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support from others.
This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.) The group is facilitated by Brandon Haydon, LCSW, Cassandra Damm, LCSW and Serpent.
RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup
For more info, contact Rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
LifeWorks serves the north suburbs including Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge and Glencoe as well as Chicago neighborhoods including Lakeview, Edgewater, Rogers Park, Andersonville, Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call or email: [email protected] 847-568-1100