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Archive - May 2023

Discovering Your Compassionate Voice

     Date       Thursdays -starting May 4th - June 1st 2023 

     Time      1:00 - 2:30

Open to      TMU students


Graphic of a femme with their eyes closed, lifting their face to the blue and purple sky with the writing "Discovering Your Compassionate Voice".

"Discovering Your Compassionate Voice" is a five-week virtual group  where survivors of sexual and/or gender-based violence can gently explore how to quiet their critical self-talk. Together we will identify how to work with big feelings like shame, self-blame, and self-doubt. This is a warm space for people to have discussion, connect with peers, and share coping skills. Through our time together, we will learn more about cultivating self-acceptance and self-compassion.

This group will be a mix of brief psychoeducation on various aspects within the practice of self-compassion followed by informal, gentle discussions on what ideas these topics have sparked for you as well as how we can apply these skills for ourselves.

This workshop is open to TMU students of all identities that are survivors of sexual and/or gender-based violence. We are currently identifying the best time to host our group, so if you are interested in participating please sign up below, and check off what times work best for you. We will contact you by mid-April to confirm the date and time of our group. We hope to see you there!


Facilitators: Nadia (she/her) and Gaja (she/her) are Master of Social Work Interns at Consent Comes First. They support students through an intersectional, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed framework, while incorporating the use of compassion-focused therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT). They bring experience with the understanding of the impacts of adverse childhood experiences, oppression, racial and gender discrimination, sexual and gender-based violence. Nadia and Gaja support students with working through feelings of shame while highlighting their self-esteem and resilience. They value providing a safe, compassionate and confidential space where students feel empowered and supported.