A New World: Making Space to Talk About Environmental Distress

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A virtual 6-week therapeutic group offered by the Employee Assistance Program.

Natural disasters such as Winter Storm Uri, Hurricane Ida, or the Dixie Fire, are increasingly causing devastation in many of our lives. It has become almost impossible to ignore the complex and difficult feelings stirred up by these disasters, as we can find ourselves either shutting down and disconnecting, or feeling overwhelmed by the immense uncertainty.  

This therapeutic group facilitated by an EAP counselor and our social work intern offers a space to turn towards, share, and express the vulnerable and uncomfortable emotions spurred by various environmental crises. Group sessions will include a grounding activity, space for self-reflection, exploration of common emotions, and deepening and strengthening practices for resiliency.

The group meets on Tuesdays from 1-2:15pm beginning on November 2nd and is limited to 10-12 participants.  Group members will attend a screening with one of the facilitators before entry into the group. Please email eap@austin.utexas.edu  to sign up for a pre-group interview.