The purpose of this support group is to provide a place where Austin Pagans can gather and discuss issues facing them in their lives and receive support and assistance from the Austin Pagan community. “Pagans” can include Wicca, Asatru, Heathenism, Hermeticism, Shamanism, or any other non-mainstream belief that follows “the Old Ways”.
Issues that could possibly come up during a meeting might include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, insecurities, past trauma, and any other issue that may come up. This is also a place for Pagans to discuss issues specific to Paganism such as “coming out of the broom closet”, raising Pagan children in a Christianized society, and being Pagan at work or dating.
Though I am a licensed professional counselor, I will be functioning as a facilitator rather than doing therapy. My role will be to help the group develop solutions for the members. Exactly what this will look like will depend on the membership itself.
The space we are using does not charge for rent, so this event will be free.