Nurturing Resilience

Currently Offered, Resilience, Self-Compassion , Trauma

This is a gender-inclusive weekly support and coping skills group for SFU students who have experienced or exposed to any form of sexualized violence. This could be a recent or historical event. 

Nurturing Resilience:

What is Nurturing Resilience?

Participants may expect to learn about trauma and recovery, coping skills, and emotion regulation. A caring, compassionate and safe space will be held and created for the weekly sessions and discussions. 

Members will also have an opportunity to build connections with others and gain support from a counsellor. Members will be welcomed each week and safety in the group will be established and prioritized. Participation can be helpful and lead to positive change, however, members will not be pressured to share personal experiences. All levels of participation will be respected. 

Advanced sign up required.  

Where: Session likely to be held on Zoom. Link will be provided to students before the first session.

How do I register? 

Link or location will be provided to students before the first session. 

Contact: for inquiries and to register for the upcoming sessions.

2023 Schedule:

  • Spring Term:  Jan 24 to Apr 4*
  • Summer Term: May 30 to Jul 25

Tuesdays | 2:00PM - 3:30PM

*No group during Reading Break

About the Facilitators

Shereen Khan

Registered Clinical Counsellor (SVSPO)

Shereen is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with lived experiences as an immigrant, as an expat, and as an international student at various stages in her life and in many countries around the globe. Her approach to therapy is best described as caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. She works from a phenomenological approach to human life that support understanding the client’s worldview. She is drawn to multicultural, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices as she acknowledges that human beings are wired for connection. She utilizes strengths based, solution-focused therapy model to help clients to courageously achieve wellness. She works with evidence approaches such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR. Shereen has practiced counselling internationally, as a consultant and counsellor in the university, medical and private settings. She is a firm believer in the potential of all individuals to grow, become satisfied, and live fulfilling lives.