Groups at NYC Affirmative
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.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 7-8pm
|December 5th, 2018||December 12th, 2018|
|December 19th, 2018||December 26th, 2018|
|January 2nd, 2019||January 9th, 2019|
|January 16th, 2019||January 23rd, 2019|
SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) Women's Group
The SWANA women’s group is an 8 session bi-weekly 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: Every other Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30pm
|January 3rd, 2018||January 17th, 2019|
|January 31st, 2019||February 14th, 2019|
|February 28th, 2019||March 14th, 2019|
|March 28th, 2019||April 11th, 2019|
Seeing Red: When Anger Controls Us
Do you find yourself getting so angry that you feel out of control? Have other people in your life commented about the impact of your anger on them? This 12-session, structured group explores what anger is, how it impacts us, and its effects on our relationships. Using various exercises, we will learn ways to manage our anger and not let it manage us, so we can live healthier lives knowing we have more ways to respond in the heat of the moment instead of reacting.
WHEN: Fridays, 5:45 - 6:45pm
|December 14th, 2018||December 21st, 2018|
|December 28th, 2018||January 4th, 2019|
|January 11th, 2019||January 18th, 2019|
|January 25th, 2019||February 1st, 2019|
|February 8th, 2019||February 15th, 2019|
|February 22nd, 2019||March 1st, 2019|
LOCATION: 19 W. 34th St., Suite 602, Room 602
GROUP COST: $55 per weekly session OR for a discounted rate $600 up front
GROUP SIZE: Limited to 6 participants
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.
WHEN: Mondays, 5:15 - 6:15pm
|January 7th, 2019||January 14th, 2019|
|January 28th, 2019||February 4th, 2019|
|February 11th, 2019||February 25th, 2019|
|March 4th, 2019||March 11th, 2019|
**Note that Jan 21 and Feb 18 are skipped due to holidays.