Nurturing Resilience

A gender-inclusive weekly support group for students who have experienced any form of sexualized violence.

What is Nurturing Resilience?

Nurturing Resilience is an open weekly support group for individuals who have expereinced any form of sexualized violence.

How does it work? 

The purpose of this group is to provide a safe space for participants to build community through safety and connection with other survivors.

Each week we will explore a theme that emphasizes resilience and resource development in support of participants’ growth and healing journeys.

Where does it take place?

Sessions will be held virtually over Zoom.

How do I join? 

All participants will have met with the facilitator prior to joining the group, and will have signed and agreed to community rules of engagement. It is the facilitator’s priority to create safety within each session by ensuring that the participants are respectful of each other and these community agreements.

You can sign up to join by emailing Larisa Fry at with your name and email. You can also email her to ask any questions you may have about this group.

Summer 2021 Schedule

May 27 to July 29

Monday Unavailable
Tuesday Unavailable
Wednesday Unavailable
Thursday 2:00 - 3:30pm
Friday Unavailable

This is an open group with new members able to join weekly, and is not intended to be a trauma-processing group.

We support participants continuing with individual counselling sessions as needed in addition to group participation.

Upcoming Session

About the Facilitators

Larisa Fry (SVSPO)

Larisa is an individual and group trauma counsellor, working collaboratively with SFU’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO). She holds a M.A. in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. Applying a Human Rights and intersectional social justice framework, she centers the client’s needs and experiences while ensuring a trauma and violence informed care practice.  She actively applies mindfulness, narrative, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR to her daily work.

Jennifer Spence