Who? This group is for people who identify as having a chronic medical illness that impacts their life. For e.g. multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, post-concussive syndrome, crones, colitis, Lyme disease, PCOS, endometriosis, arthritis, diabetes, ALS, IBS and more. No diagnosis needed.
What? Chronic Illness Connection and Support Group is a process group for members to connect with others and yourself. This is a space for members to explore their relationship and connection with their body and strengthen their mind-body relationship. Body awareness, self-compassion, mindfulness and expressive arts will be used.
Why? People suffering from chronic illness may have limited social support networks, decreased energy, and increased risks of mental health concerns (stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc.). Group therapy is supported by research for a wide range of concerns and may offer health management coping strategies, self-understanding, connection, safety, support, and improved quality of life.
When? Fridays, starting January 20, 2023 @ 1:30-3pm, running for 10 weeks.
Where? In person: Counselling Services AH153
Register: Students can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
* This is a closed group - meaning you must sign up prior to the start date. We kindly ask you do your best to attend all 10 sessions as the group won't be the same without you! Any questions - send us an email or give us a call.