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GROW and Gendernauts Merge! LGBTQ+ Teen Group

  • Monthly
  • Starting April 1st, 2017
  • Free

GROW and Gendernauts have joined together to provide an affirming space for gender expansive, transgender, agender, lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, LGBTQ+  High School aged teens.  Join us for monthly meetings and activities in this highly collaborative, wonderfully supportive group!

For more information, contact:

Christina Sprayberry, LCSW  314/550-4384    or

Bonn Wade, LCSW at 773/330-2544

 

For more information, contact Bonn Wade, LCSW and Christina Sprayberry, LCSW

Drum Circle for Wellness

  • Sunday, July 21st, 2019
  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
  • Beverly Therapists, 10725 South Western, Chicago, IL 60643
  • $10 donation to benefit a future community event will be collected
  • Limited to 10 participants

Drumming has been a part of the community experience throughout history.  People have rediscovered the power of joining with others in a shared music making experience. Music increases the immune response, expresses emotion, stimulates the brain, and nurtures the spirit. This wellness activity will be led by a music therapist and does not require musical training. Space is limited.

Register here.

For more information, contact Patricia Harthun

Moon Circle

  • schedule varies according to moon cycle each month
  • Starting June 3rd, 2019
  • $15 per session

A gathering for stillness, reflection, and connection in rhythm with natures moon cycles.

Sacred time and space to deepen into stillness with supported meditation practice,

allow contemplation with the power of putting words to paper,

and be a witness to yourself and others while setting intentions/releasing

in a ceremonious way with each new and full moon.

 

Come as you are, dress comfortably, bring a journal (optional), and please plan your arrival early (doors lock and doorbell disconnects at start). No drop ins due to space limitations but feel free to contact Christina the same day for spaces. 

This is a space for feminine identified or any gender connecting with sacred feminine energy; although it is not restricted to women-only, it is a sacred feminine space. Open and affirming to all belief systems. 

What to expect in this practice: forming the circle with a check in, an introduction of meanings/associations of the current moon phase and season, a guided meditation (based in mindfulness, yoga nidra, or visualization), a moment for personal reflection and writing, then we witness each other sharing (optional) our intentions (and burning our writings in our center caldron), a small ending meditation/connection, and check out to release the circle. Here is more about the moon circle:  http://beverlytherapists.com/moon-circle/

If you’re curious and interested but still unsure – reach out! Christina welcomes your inquiry. 

$15 a session (sliding fee scale options available upon request)

10 people max due to space limitations, preregistration and advanced payment required (no refunds can be issued)

Typically, we gather on “Moonday Dias Lunes” or Mondays, closest to the new and full moons from 7:30 – 9:00pm 

Contact Christina Sprayberry christinasprayberry@gmail.com or 314-550-4384 (text)

Pre-registration is required, please contact Christina to register.

For more information, contact Christina Sprayberry, LCSW

College Prep 101

  • weekly for 4 weeks
  • July 8th, 2019 to July 29th, 2019
  • $60 for 4 sessions

Get a head start on your college search and application process.  This group is ideal for students going into their junior or senior year.  Learn about FAFSA, scholarships, applications, essays, resumes, and other college information from a former college admission representative and current high school counselor.  Groups are limited to 8 members – groups will meet July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 for 1 hour at 1:30 pm.  Cost of the group is $60.  To register or inquire, please email jimpeltzerlcpc@gmail.com or call 708/638-0027.

For more information, contact Jim Peltzer, LCPC

College Support Group for Parents 

  • weekly for 4 weeks
  • July 8th, 2019 to July 29th, 2019
  • $60 for 4 sessions

Whether you are sending your first or fifth child off to college, that transition can be cause for a wide array of emotions.  Come and chat with a group of parents who are going through the same situation as you are.  Whether your student is going to a community college down the road or a coastal school a thousand miles away, feel free to join the group.  Groups will meet July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 for 1 hour each night at 6:00 pm and are limited to 8 members.  The cost for the groups is $60.  To register or inquire, please email jimpeltzerlcpc@gmail.com or call 708/638-0027.

 

For more information, contact Jim Peltzer, LCPC

College Support Group for Incoming College Freshmen 

  • weekly for 4 weeks
  • July 8th, 2019 to July 29th, 2019
  • $60 for 4 sessions

You graduated high school and now you’re told you have entered the real world, which is an exciting time, or is it?  Being thrust into college can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and many other emotions.  Come and talk with peers who are going through the same experience as you are.  Listening to others share their thoughts and experiences can be helpful, especially during a time like this.  Groups will meet July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 for 1 hour each night at 7:30 PM and are limited to 8 members.  The cost for the groups is $60.  To register or inquire, please email jimpeltzerlcpc@gmail.com or call 708/638-0027

For more information, contact Jim Peltzer, LCPC

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