Groups and Workshops

Center for Survivors staff are proud to offer groups as a way to hold space for survivors and gather together in community. Each group is unique and tailored, please see below for a description of the most current group offerings. 

All Too Well 

Fridays, 12-1:30pm | February 3- February 24 | Center for Survivors office 

This expressive arts group will explore ways in which songs by Taylor Swift have supported survivors’ lived experiences. Open to all survivors. Register Here!

 

Contact Megan at spedosk6@msu.edu  

Art of Healing Workshops

Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm | February 7- March 28 | Center for Survivors office

Art workshops offering a space for healing and self-expression through art as part of the Art of Healing Event. Open to MSU student survivors. 

 Register Here.

Contact Christie at schicht3@msu.edu.

Atlas of the Heart- Watch & Connect

Wednesdays, 10am-12pm | February 8- March 29 | Center for Survivors office 

Do you have trouble explaining your emotions? You’re not alone! Join us to watch and discuss Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart mini-series to better understand, communicate about, and connect around shared human emotions. Open to MSU student survivors and co-survivors. Register here by 1/31 to receive a free copy of the Atlas of the Heart book:

Contact Stephanie at stanl143@msu.edu.

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Community Connect 

Drop-in support group focused on building community and fostering connections among fellow survivors. Open to all survivors.

Register here

Contact Cierra at stubbsci@msu.edu.

Foundations: Coping with Dissociation 

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00pm | Starting January 18 | Center for Survivors office

If you dissociate you might feel disconnected from yourself, others and the world. Experiences of dissociation vary widely and are a common, natural response to trauma. Learn new ways of understanding and coping with dissociation. Register Here

Contact Amanda at taylo642@msu.edu  

Center for Survivors Dance

Healing can come in many different forms, including movement. Come join our Dance Workshop to learn a dance with an opportunity to perform live and in-person! No dance experience/background is required. 

We are hoping to showcase this performance at Center for Survivor's first ever Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event: The Art of Healing. The Art of Healing will tentatively take place on April 12th, 6-8pm at the RCAH Theater on MSU's Campus. More details to come! 

Weekly rehearsals will tentatively begin the week of January 23rd, 2023 through the week of April 3rd, 2023.

Sign up here

This form closes on January 13th, 2023 at 11:59pm.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Sue Nguyen at nguye562@msu.edu

Essential Oils Make & Take

Wednesdays, 2pm | 1/25, 2/22, 3/29, and 4/26 | Center for Survivors office

Would you like to explore how to use essential oils in treating various issues including:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Relieve stress, anxiety, and lift your mood?

We will provide oils, roller bottles, recipes, and a safe place to connect with other survivors while making your individualized essential oil rollers. RVSP to Ikram at adaweikr@msu.edu

 

Ear Acupuncture 

Wednesdays, 2pm |2/8, 3/8, 4/12 |Center for Survivors office

Ear acupuncture involves placing needles into specific points around the ear. These points correspond with specific organs, emotions, and sensory feelings. Open to all student survivors. RSVP to Ikram at adaweikr@msu.edu.

Gather & Game

Fridays, 2-3:30pm | 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, and 4/28 | Center for Survivors office

Board games, card games, all things fun! Just a space to hang out together, meet new people, and play. Open to survivors and co-survivors. Drop in and play when you can! Contact Windi at sterli28@msu.edu.

 

Growing Stronger: Ecotherapy 

Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm | March 16-April 20 | Center for Survivors office/outside

This six week group will focus on how the wisdom of nature can guide the healing process and enhance the relationships we build with one another. Open to survivors and co-survivors.  Register Here.

Contact Windi at sterli28@msu.edu.

Healing Through Yoga

Thursdays, 3pm| March 16-April 27

Virtual, drop-in trauma informed yoga practice to promote healing and wellness. Check back for registration information.

Contact Caroline at nelsenca@msu.edu

Journal to Discover

Tuesdays, 2-3pm (biweekly) | Starting January 31 | Zoom

Some things are easier written down than said out loud, especially when learning about who we are and how to be self-compassionate. Journal and connect with one another on topics such as healing, identities, and self-compassion as part of the Art of Healing Event. Open to all survivors.

Register Here

Contact Sue at nguye562@msu.edu.

Tea & Talk

Fridays, 12pm | Starting February 3 | International Center

This drop in support group is intended survivors and co-survivors who identity as immigrants, refugees, the children of immigrants, and international students.  Register Here .  

Contact Sarah at ghazals1@msu.edu or Avvan at sanjanaa@msu.edu.