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This support group is a safe and confidential space for racialized students to share their stories of witnessing or experiencing racism.
How does it work?
Participants will be invited to name the group.
The intention is to create a sense of community and collective healing space for us to bring and show our love, care, kindness, compassion, cultural practices and knowledge to support each other and take care of what happens within ourselves as we navigate our racialized experiences. Though our identities and experiences may bring different perspectives, the intention of this space is to listen and support each other. Together we will explore strategies to reconnect and strengthen resources for our wounds to begin healing.
Fall 2021 Regular Schedule:
Sessions will be held via Zoom.
10:30 to 11:30am
10:30 to 11:30am
11:00 to 12:00pm
Check out Upcoming Session for any updated times or changes to the sessions.
Monique is a recent immigrant from Hong Kong after being an international student here for over a decade. Cantonese is her mother tongue; Mandarin and English are her additional languages. Her professional interest lies in the role culture and race play in our being, including mental health, gender and sexual orientation. Her practice philosophy is that everyone is the author of their stories. She believes human connection is the basic ingredient for healing. Her counselling approach empathizes the mind-body connection through the lens of cultural humility, somatic experiencing, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practice.
Jennifer is a registered clinical counsellor working with SFU’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC). She works from a braided practise that honours Indigenous knowledge, strength-based person/community centered approach and relevant, respectful, mainstream therapeutic orientations that strive for holistic balance (emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual). She believes in the importance of wrap-around care, especially supporting connections with Elders and cultural teachings, as well as exploration of identity development. She is aware of the impacts of colonization and intergenerational trauma while recognizing the resilience and wellness in communities and culture. Her work is grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing that stress the importance for reciprocity, relevance, responsibility and relationships.