PEER LED GROUPS
Alcoholics Anonymous is the fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. A.A. in not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage any controversies; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.
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NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder. There are no dues or fees for E.D.A. membership. We are self-supporting through our own contributions. E.D.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
All Recovery focuses on sharing the experience of hope gained through recovery regardless of the particular or addiction. These meetings emphasize the positive impact recovery has had on the individual, without emphasis on a specific recovery method. All are welcome to attend regardless of their recovery path, how they came to be in recovery, and what they are in recovery for.
Wellness group is an introspective, counselor guided group that focuses on SAMHSA’s eight dimensions of wellness; emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.
In each weekly session, one of the 8 dimensions is emphasized and discussed with relevance to the individuals attending the group. We strive to identify at least one or more goals within the topic dimension and structure a simple and functional path or plan that aids the individual in attaining the goal.
After the wellness plan has been filled out and many of your goals have been met, you are considered to have reached the maintenance stage. After all eight dimensions have been covered in group and your personal reports filled out, the weekly discussions will then shift to focus on dimensions chosen by the group members.
If for any reason, you miss a group, don’t worry. You can make an appointment with our councilor to cover the topic you missed and get you up to speed with the group if you feel it is necessary. As with all of our meetings here at NRAP, Wellness is an open meeting that requires no attendance. The goal here is to promote overall wellness in a welcoming and non-discriminating atmosphere.
SAMHAS’s 8 dimensions of Wellness
- Emotional: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
- Environmental: Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
- Financial: Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
- Intellectual: Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.
- Occupational: Personal Satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.
- Physical: Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.
- Social: Developing a sense of connection, belonging and a well-developed support system.
- Spiritual: Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Meditation Group is a guided meditation group that lasts about 15-25 minutes. The group begins with a reading or two from a variety of daily reflection books for that day, by either the group leader or group members. Discussion about what will be focused on in attendee’s personal meditation time as well as other significant discussions ensue, followed by a 5-7 minute quiet meditative period. It is up to the individual to disclose their goals and experiences within the group time.
Caring for Self
Caring for Self as a Woman is a group in which women work on their inner, outer, sexual and spiritual selves. In the group we discuss topics like self-esteem, sexism, racism, family of origin, interpersonal violence, creating healthy relationships, body image, and spirituality. In order to guide the process and open discussion of the group we incorporate activities and personal reflection questions related to each topic.
Finding a healthy way to express feelings is crucial to maintaining one’s recovery. This group uses art as a way of reflecting into self and releasing emotions so they do not consume you.
This group offers recovery and maintenance support for individuals dealing with impulse-control disorders. This on-going, open group is available for those dealing primarily with compulsive behaviors surrounding video games, gambling, pornography, social networking, shopping, exercise, are/or sexual behaviors. Impulse Management takes a solution-focused approach to dealing with obsessive thoughts and impulsive behavior with an overall aim to stay on-track as group members push toward our own unique goals.
How does music motivate? Hinder? Help? Heal? Inspire? Relieve? Relax? Examine music selected by students and explore through open peer discussion the relationships that exist between music and recovery, spirituality, wellness, and related themes.
FACULTY LED GROUPS
Grief & Inner Healing
This educational group creates a safe environment in which to look at old ideas and beliefs about dealing with chronic pain, shame, trauma, and the myriad of losses and to look at what losses and situations have affected your life. We can move on when we discovery new information, skills, tools, and resources to enable inner healing. Come travel the road to safety and serenity.
Sexual Trauma Support Group
This facilitator-lead group is designed to serve as a safe container for college women to express feelings and share their story, to witness and be witnessed, and to advocate for one another on their journey towards healing. Whether dealing with this for years or only recently beginning to examine the effects of sexual trauma, female students suffering from any of the myriad forms of sexual trauma are welcome to contact the facilitator, Tory Clark, and begin attending the “closed” group.
Utilizing a variety of techniques, these workshops will assist you to rewrite your story and unfreeze aspects of your life that may be hindering your experience of joy, freedom, and peace. Some of the topics of interest will include: Boundaries, Tapping, Forgiveness, Intuitive Eating, Seeking Safety, and Trauma Repair.