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Sitting with the South Asian Female Experience: SAFE

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Sitting with the South Asian Female Experience: SAFE

A compassionate space for all South Asian Female Experience/Identifying adults to share their South Asian experiences, receive support, and find a sense of empowerment

WHO

South Asian Female Identifying (21+), anywhere in the US

COST

$300 for all 8 sessions; sliding scale & payment plans available

WHAT

Support Group for self-exploration and expression, skills development, community building, and sharing of internal and external resources

TIME

75-minute evening sessions on Mondays 4PM - 5:15PM PDT | 6PM - 7:15PM CDT | 7PM - 8:15PM EDT

WHERE

Zoom link to be sent upon signup

WHEN

May 20th, 2024 to July 15th, 2024; Skipping week of July 8th. Please note we WILL still be meeting on Memorial Day, May 27th.

GROUP GOALS

To explore, learn and understand different layers of South Asian/American identity and experience. To find community, and help each other in the journey of self-exploration and self-empowerment using different expression tools (inc. art/drawing, writing, photos, and conversations for self-reflection).

WEEK 1

Welcome & Introduction: Meeting our South Asian Identity

  • Discuss confidentiality and establish ground rules for safety and participation.
  • Explore the meaning and models of being a SA female.

WEEK 2

Growing up in South Asian homes & with SA Values

  • Group will explore values within their South Asian culture
  • Group will also share new values that they chose and share tools in managing/minimizing the impact of salient yet unhelpful values

WEEK 3

Legacy Burdens

  • Discuss legacy burdens
  • Unpack intergenerational trauma experiences

WEEK 4

Guilt and Shame

  • Discuss difference between guilt and shame
  • Explore relationship to emotions
  • Learn tools to address emotions

WEEK 5

South Asian Female/s in Relationship/s

  • Explore role models of (or the lack of) relationships
  • Explore topics such as "codependency, enmeshment, and conflict"
  • Explore expectations of "good daughter" or "good partner"

WEEK 6

South Asian Females Relationship with Our Bodies

  • Explore your relationship with your body and messages received
  • Process impact of feeling inadequacy, hurt self-esteem, and other beauty demands

WEEK 7

Boundaries through a SA lens

  • Explore concept, context, and implications of setting boundaries
  • Explore what boundaries were set directly or indirectly for you

WEEK 8

Closure & Coming home to our SA identity

  • Review topics discussed and skills learned
  • Highlight insights and major takeaways
  • Discuss strengths and struggles of SA female

This group is intended specifically for South Asian Female Experience/Identifying adults (21+), i.e., those with descent from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This space is intended for members to share their South Asian experiences, receive support, and find a sense of empowerment.

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