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Counselor Support Group

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Coming together to support each other as a self-care method. We can serve consultation and case review needs if desired. We can also bring what we are struggling with and feel supported.

Group is open to all Counselors, Counselor Educators, Counselors-in-Training, Supervisors, Clinical Social Workers, and Psychologists. We will establish Confidentiality Guidelines and the highest Ethical Standards.

We are setting up this group to repeat monthly with the exception of Holidays. We will discuss at meetings.

Book Club My Grandmother's Hands

Nano 108 Brewery

Hi everyone! My name is Fiona and I am so excited to be starting this book club! I am so excited to meet you, read some of the books on my shelf, and network in the field! The last paragraph has a reading schedule and meetup information.

I met Valerie through a mutual friend of ours. My dream job is to become a counselor, and so I wanted to talk to someone in the field before I pursued education. After talking to Valarie and finding out how much of her work involves insurance companies, I decided that medical coding and billing might be a good step to take towards my dream job while getting background in the part of it that people in the field seem to enjoy the least. I did just start that program early January after looking into it for months and I am excited to get some background working with insurance companies and finding effective ways to ensure people can get paid for their services. Counseling is still my dream job, but I am super excited to take a step towards my goals!

I graduated with my BA in Psychology in 2018, I took all of the human relationship studies classes at my home campus, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and then transfered as a National Student Exchange student to UCCS to have more oppertunities to learn about human relationships in a different area of the USA. I thought it was important to see some of the things that change regionally education-wise. I love learning about human relationships and how to help people communicate more effectively, as well as how to find more stability within ourselves with our own traumas. Since my graduation, my huband has been stationed at Fort Stewart GA and in 2019 we decided to PCS to Fort Carson CO where we have decided to make our home. I have been continuing my own education and learning through books such as Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight, and Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start With You.

About the book club
I want to start with Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and our Bodies. As someone who married into a non-white family, I have gotten the opportunity to sit with not always being the predominant race in the room. I have taken time to sit with being uncomfortable and address real and perceived reasons why that uncomfortability exists. One of my favorite things about this book is that each chapter ends with an exercise to sit with what the previous chapter had talked about, and addresses some of the uncomfortableness that I personally had not addressed the existence of before reading the book. I do have a paperback as well as the kindle version of My Grandmother’s Hands. My kindle estimates that if you read this book straight through it should take approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes to finish. Each chapter is between 8 and 25 pages, which I definitely think is manageable to read 2 chapters a week. I look forward to meeting all of you and discussing My Grandmother’s Hands!

Plan
As for our first meet up, I am thinking that we start Tuesday March 2, 2021, at 5:30 PM to give people an opportunity to join the book club and get the book if they haven't already. I think we should meet up in person at Nano 108 Brewery. I think that Nano 108 will be perfect because there is socially distanced indoor and/or heated outdoor seating in a private area, so that we can meet up, socially distance, and be in a more private area. There is also beer and food available so you can grab something to eat during the meeting or to bring home after the meetup if you prefer!

Our meeting days will be every other Tuesday at 5:30 PM between March and August.
3/2, Introduction and Chapter 1
3/16, Chapters 2 and 3
3/30, Chapters 4 and 5
4/13, Chapters 6 and 7
4/27, Chapters 8 and 9
5/11, Chapters 10 and 11
5/25, Chapters 12 and 13
6/8, Chapters 14 and 15
6/22, Chapters 16 and 17
7/6, Chapters 18 and 19
7/20 Chapters 20 and 21
8/3, Chapters 22 and 23
8/17, Chapters 24, 25, finish book

Book Club My Grandmother's Hands

Nano 108 Brewery

Hi everyone! My name is Fiona and I am so excited to be starting this book club! I am so excited to meet you, read some of the books on my shelf, and network in the field! The last paragraph has a reading schedule and meetup information.

I met Valerie through a mutual friend of ours. My dream job is to become a counselor, and so I wanted to talk to someone in the field before I pursued education. After talking to Valarie and finding out how much of her work involves insurance companies, I decided that medical coding and billing might be a good step to take towards my dream job while getting background in the part of it that people in the field seem to enjoy the least. I did just start that program early January after looking into it for months and I am excited to get some background working with insurance companies and finding effective ways to ensure people can get paid for their services. Counseling is still my dream job, but I am super excited to take a step towards my goals!

I graduated with my BA in Psychology in 2018, I took all of the human relationship studies classes at my home campus, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and then transfered as a National Student Exchange student to UCCS to have more oppertunities to learn about human relationships in a different area of the USA. I thought it was important to see some of the things that change regionally education-wise. I love learning about human relationships and how to help people communicate more effectively, as well as how to find more stability within ourselves with our own traumas. Since my graduation, my huband has been stationed at Fort Stewart GA and in 2019 we decided to PCS to Fort Carson CO where we have decided to make our home. I have been continuing my own education and learning through books such as Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight, and Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start With You.

About the book club
I want to start with Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and our Bodies. As someone who married into a non-white family, I have gotten the opportunity to sit with not always being the predominant race in the room. I have taken time to sit with being uncomfortable and address real and perceived reasons why that uncomfortability exists. One of my favorite things about this book is that each chapter ends with an exercise to sit with what the previous chapter had talked about, and addresses some of the uncomfortableness that I personally had not addressed the existence of before reading the book. I do have a paperback as well as the kindle version of My Grandmother’s Hands. My kindle estimates that if you read this book straight through it should take approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes to finish. Each chapter is between 8 and 25 pages, which I definitely think is manageable to read 2 chapters a week. I look forward to meeting all of you and discussing My Grandmother’s Hands!

Plan
As for our first meet up, I am thinking that we start Tuesday March 2, 2021, at 5:30 PM to give people an opportunity to join the book club and get the book if they haven't already. I think we should meet up in person at Nano 108 Brewery. I think that Nano 108 will be perfect because there is socially distanced indoor and/or heated outdoor seating in a private area, so that we can meet up, socially distance, and be in a more private area. There is also beer and food available so you can grab something to eat during the meeting or to bring home after the meetup if you prefer!

Our meeting days will be every other Tuesday at 5:30 PM between March and August.
3/2, Introduction and Chapter 1
3/16, Chapters 2 and 3
3/30, Chapters 4 and 5
4/13, Chapters 6 and 7
4/27, Chapters 8 and 9
5/11, Chapters 10 and 11
5/25, Chapters 12 and 13
6/8, Chapters 14 and 15
6/22, Chapters 16 and 17
7/6, Chapters 18 and 19
7/20 Chapters 20 and 21
8/3, Chapters 22 and 23
8/17, Chapters 24, 25, finish book

Book Club My Grandmother's Hands

Nano 108 Brewery

Hi everyone! My name is Fiona and I am so excited to be starting this book club! I am so excited to meet you, read some of the books on my shelf, and network in the field! The last paragraph has a reading schedule and meetup information.

I met Valerie through a mutual friend of ours. My dream job is to become a counselor, and so I wanted to talk to someone in the field before I pursued education. After talking to Valarie and finding out how much of her work involves insurance companies, I decided that medical coding and billing might be a good step to take towards my dream job while getting background in the part of it that people in the field seem to enjoy the least. I did just start that program early January after looking into it for months and I am excited to get some background working with insurance companies and finding effective ways to ensure people can get paid for their services. Counseling is still my dream job, but I am super excited to take a step towards my goals!

I graduated with my BA in Psychology in 2018, I took all of the human relationship studies classes at my home campus, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay and then transfered as a National Student Exchange student to UCCS to have more oppertunities to learn about human relationships in a different area of the USA. I thought it was important to see some of the things that change regionally education-wise. I love learning about human relationships and how to help people communicate more effectively, as well as how to find more stability within ourselves with our own traumas. Since my graduation, my huband has been stationed at Fort Stewart GA and in 2019 we decided to PCS to Fort Carson CO where we have decided to make our home. I have been continuing my own education and learning through books such as Sue Johnson’s Hold Me Tight, and Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start With You.

About the book club
I want to start with Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and our Bodies. As someone who married into a non-white family, I have gotten the opportunity to sit with not always being the predominant race in the room. I have taken time to sit with being uncomfortable and address real and perceived reasons why that uncomfortability exists. One of my favorite things about this book is that each chapter ends with an exercise to sit with what the previous chapter had talked about, and addresses some of the uncomfortableness that I personally had not addressed the existence of before reading the book. I do have a paperback as well as the kindle version of My Grandmother’s Hands. My kindle estimates that if you read this book straight through it should take approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes to finish. Each chapter is between 8 and 25 pages, which I definitely think is manageable to read 2 chapters a week. I look forward to meeting all of you and discussing My Grandmother’s Hands!

Plan
As for our first meet up, I am thinking that we start Tuesday March 2, 2021, at 5:30 PM to give people an opportunity to join the book club and get the book if they haven't already. I think we should meet up in person at Nano 108 Brewery. I think that Nano 108 will be perfect because there is socially distanced indoor and/or heated outdoor seating in a private area, so that we can meet up, socially distance, and be in a more private area. There is also beer and food available so you can grab something to eat during the meeting or to bring home after the meetup if you prefer!

Our meeting days will be every other Tuesday at 5:30 PM between March and August.
3/2, Introduction and Chapter 1
3/16, Chapters 2 and 3
3/30, Chapters 4 and 5
4/13, Chapters 6 and 7
4/27, Chapters 8 and 9
5/11, Chapters 10 and 11
5/25, Chapters 12 and 13
6/8, Chapters 14 and 15
6/22, Chapters 16 and 17
7/6, Chapters 18 and 19
7/20 Chapters 20 and 21
8/3, Chapters 22 and 23
8/17, Chapters 24, 25, finish book

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