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: July 8, August 12 and September 9
July’s Topic: Poly families: Do we tell the kids? If so when, how?
Some of us feel free to tell our kids, while others worry about the impact it might have on them. What will the neighbors think? How do we navigate institutions such as schools, churches, families of our kids’ friends, our extended families, etc? So many questions. There’s no one-fits-all answer, but there is a ton of wisdom in this group. Let’s chat and support one another.
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
SEX WORKER SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Saturdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
July 8, August 5 and September 2
Location: SWOP Chicago, 405 W Superior St, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654
July’s Topic: Perceptions
Last month’s meeting brought us the idea of perceptions. Perceptions others have of us, our professional and personal relationships.
- How do we perceive ourselves?
- How do we want to be perceived?
- By clients, lovers, family, friends, by others close to us?
Let’s explore our perception and reality aligned in differ, and the impact our perception of ourselves and others has on our relationships and work.
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
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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