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Asian American Experience

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Virtual Support Groups

A Community Healing Space for Asian Americans to Share Their Experiences, Reflect, and Restore Power.

WHO

Open to Asian Americans (21+) of all genders anywhere in the USA

COST

$200 for all 6 sessions; sliding scale available & payment plans available

WHAT

Support and skills group for Asian Americans. This group will have an educational and coaching support aspect.

TIME

75-minute evening sessions on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 6:45PM PT | 7:30PM - 8:45PM CT | 8:30PM - 9:45PM ET

WHERE

Zoom link to be sent upon signup

WHEN

This group will begin on August 10th, 2022. Register to join this cohort.

GROUP GOALS

Gain support from like-minded Asian Americans, learn how to identify and overcome trauma responses, cultivate voice through sharing, learn assertive communication skills, and apply lessons learned into daily life

WEEK 1

Unpacking the Asian American Experience

  • Introductions, ground rules, goals
  • Check ins
  • “Sometimes I wonder if the Asian-American experience is what it’s like when you’re thinking about everyone else, but nobody else is thinking about you.” – Steven Yeun
  • Sharing

WEEK 2

The Model Minority Myth

  • Check ins
  • Origins of Model Minority Myth
  • The Model Minority myth and Microaggressions
  • Sharing

WEEK 3

Understanding the AsAm Racial Trauma

  • Check ins
  • How is racial trauma passed down
  • Internalized racism
  • Sharing

WEEK 4

Overcoming Trauma Response

  • Check ins
  • Psychoeducation on trauma responses
  • Returning to Homeostasis
  • Sharing

WEEK 5

Resilience

  • Check ins
  • “The roots of resilience…are to be found in the sense of being understood by and existing in the mind and heart of a loving, attuned, and self-possessed other”
  • Sharing

WEEK 6

Closing

  • Check ins
  • Reflect upon lessons, skills, and insights gained
  • Future Goals
  • Sharing
  • Close

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