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Grief Support Group – Tuesdays at 6PM

Join us to be with Grief in a community of support

Every Tuesday at 6:00pm – 7:30pm PST

A space to talk about the way grief and loss show up in our lives in the ways we expected and the ways we didn’t expect it to. The group understands grief as the feeling of that comes from losing the future we imagined or ourselves and our loved ones. Whether Grief comes in reaction to a Death, Divorce, Split-ups, Moving, Job Loss. There are so many facets of our lives in which we can experience loss and this is a space to share and process those feelings through story, art and creativity; with people who understand.


Facilitators: Kristen El Yaouti MFT, PCC, DT Trainee; Champagne Hughes MFT, DT Trainee
Facilitators Bio: Kristen El Yaouti is a MFT Trainee and PCC Trainee at Liberation Institute finishing her Masters in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy at California Institute of Integral Studies. Focuses on bringing trauma-informed somatic practices to drama therapy. Supervisor:James Bosch LMFT (#86491), Max Littman LCSW (#87313).

Champagne Hughes is a counseling psychology Masters student at California Institute of Integral Students and MFT Trainee at Liberation Institute. with a background in storytelling, education and pleasure activism. Hughes specializes in drama and sex therapy with a mission to transform toxic societal attitudes towards human sexuality and using the arts for self expressive, healing purposes. Supervisor: Max Littman, LCSW (#87313)


RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org
Location: California
Time: TBD

Write to Heal Group

Thursdays from 7:50 to 9 am

This is an experiential therapy group aimed to use writing to facilitate healing, balance, and insight.

Psychotherapist Maureen Murdoch (2003) remarked, “No event is too small or too insignificant to write about, and Louise DeSalvo (1999), PhD wrote, “Through writing about events and feelings, participants understood what had occurred and what they felt about it, and they assimilated the meaning of this event into their lives, thereby diffusing its power over them.” Psychologist Thomas Moore (1994) also commented: “The pen, expressing the soul’s passion, is mightier than the sword because the imagination can change the life of a people at their very roots.”

No experience with previous writing is needed; only a desire to get support in expressing authentically. The group is a safe and gentle place to reflect, and gain distance over experiences. It is best suited to people who have difficulties expressing their feelings or talking about their life experiences (from contemplation to trauma, or losses.) Writing helps clarify one’s feelings, experiences, and gain perspective on our life journey. Please note this is not a creative writing group per se, and that self-reflection will be invited through prompts offered at a gentle pace. Sharing of writing will always be optional and will be moderated by the facilitator.

Facilitator: Agnes Cartry-Jacobsen, MFT Trainee, 
Supervised by: Adina Morguelan, LCSW #28900
RVSP/Contact: incoming@liberationinstitute.org