Much of the liveliness and community of WRAC comes from our support, discussion, and enrichment groups. All groups are led by trained facilitators, most of whom are student and community volunteers with interests and skills they want to share.
Group participation is free unless otherwise stated (such as for purchase of supplies needed for group activities), though we do request participants’ help to defray WRAC’s costs with donations of $10 for the total duration of each group, if they can.
Everyone can be self-critical, but it is important to know how to handle this. We will discuss ways you can cope, and how to begin the self journey of loving yourself. We will also discuss self-esteem, how we handle our insecurities, and how to push past them.
This group will use mindfulness (awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, actions and intentions) to work on developing healthy habits or breaking unhealthy habits. We will discuss how to mindfully set reasonable goals, how to strive for process rather than outcome, how to set yourself up for challenges, and how to use what we learn to live your daily life with intention instead of surrender.
To learn how to create new relationships in our lives, maintain current relationships, and end unhealthy relationships. Involves many group activities and group discussions.
This group is designed for new and transfer students who are experiencing stress in transitioning to college life. However, everyone is welcome!
We will talk about different areas of this transition and ways to make the adjustment easier.
This group is designed to be a space for women athletes and dancers to discuss issues of body image and body expectations, and the particular stresses placed on them by their art form or sport. We will focus mainly on body image perception and the prevalence and gravity of these among female athletes.
Open group for feminist readers and writers. We will read and discuss feminist books and essays throughout the Spring, beginning with The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood. At our first meeting we will discuss Atwood’s novel and we will select material to read and dates for the rest of the semester. We’ll also read and discuss group members’ original feminist writing (for those who wish to share their own creative work).
A support group for trans people and their allies. We work to extend across feelings of isolation and confusion to the connections that can grow through community discussion.
The purpose of this group is to provide space for women who have identified as lesbian later in their lives to get together with others to discuss experiences and coping and to provide supportive environment.