Groups at NYC Affirmative


S.W.A.N.A (Southwest Asian and North African) Cis and Trans Women's Group

The S.W.A.N.A women’s group is an 8 session process group.  The purpose is to create a safe space for women who identify with the SWANA region so that they can share their histories and lived experiences with one another in an effort to develop culturally specific strategies and methods to facilitate their own self-discovery and healing.  Group topics will include overcoming shame, guilt, gender, sexuality, setting boundaries, and improving relationships.

WHEN: Thursdays 8-9:30pm


September 5, 2019 September 12, 2019
September 19, 2019 September 26, 2019
October 3, 2019 October 10, 2019
October 17, 2019 October 24, 2019

LOCATION: 19 W. 34th St., Suite 602

GROUP COST: $55 per weekly session OR for a discounted rate $400 up front

GROUP SIZE: Limited to 6 participants

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PAST: Trauma Exploration and Imagination Reclamation Group

A group for Cis and Trans Women of Color ages 25-40

This 8-week group will focus on the basics of trauma and its impact on people’s spirits, minds and bodies in the moment and over time. It will also help to break down the stigma surrounding traumatic experiences and responses. In addition to discussing healthy coping strategies and self-care, the group will explore their individual pathways to imaginative power and provide safe space for creative healing possibilities. 

Creating A New Normal

This 8 week process group is for individuals who are looking to discover and get help with how to live a more robust lifestyle.  In this nonjudgmental space individuals will explore their substance use with others. They also will be empowered to create a “new normal” that enhances their well-being, by incorporating new and healthier life choices.  Through various exercises and discussions, group members will uncover the root of what is keeping them stuck in destructive behaviors, in order to replace those behaviors with more beneficial coping responses to stressors.  The group will attempt to breakdown the beliefs that the individuals have of themselves and their trauma to discover, with support, how to overcome obstacles and live a more content existence.