Monthly Sex Worker Support Group- Saturday, April 1. New Day and Location!

Join us for this month’s sex worker support group in conjunction with Lifeworks Psychotherapy at our new location downtown at 405 W. Superior, Chicago. 7th floor. Saturday, April 1 from 4:00-5:30PM.

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April’s Topic: Relationships

Relationships are rewarding and challenging for many people and we hope to provide a positive space for sex workers to come together to discuss those risks and rewards. Though we welcome all sex workers with whatever is on your mind. We would like to note that this meeting is exclusively for people who have done sex work at some point in their lives and you need not be currently employed in the sex trade.

We request a $10 optional donation but nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Facebook link- https://www.facebook.com/events/1796852050576547/

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group-Tuesday, March 7 at Lifeworks Psychotherapy

 

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Sex Worker Support Group 

Tuesday, March 7
6-7:30 pm


Location: Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310.

This group meets at  Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. Free parking in lot.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This Month’s Topic: Isolation

Almost all participants who have attended this support group over the past few months have spoken about feeling isolated.  Both feeling alone on the job and alone socially –unable to share freely with family, friends, others.  Being a sex worker can be isolating, lonely and limiting.  Isolation can increase depression, hopelessness and substance abuse to name a few side effects.  An intention of this support group is to create an opportunity to combat that experience of isolation.  Join us to share your experiences and start the process of reducing isolation. 

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. along with members of SWOP-Chicago.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

Sex Worker Support Group- Tuesday, February 7

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Monthly on 1st Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
February 7

Location: Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310.

This group meets at  Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. Free parking in lot.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. along with members of SWOP-Chicago.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

Sex Worker Support Group- Tuesday, January 10 from 6-7:30PM

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Monthly on Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
Tuesday, January 10

This group meets at Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310. Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

LifeWorks practice brochure — downloadable PDF

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group this Tuesday, December 6 at Lifeworks Psychotherapy

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SEX WORKER SUPPORT GROUP
Monthly on Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm

Upcoming dates:
December 6

This group meets at Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310. Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line.

At our first support group meeting there was quite a bit of shuffling around about what name to use on the name tags. One participant said, “names are a big thing.”  So, what is in a name? What’s the big thing names are? Does your name represent who you are in the trade? Does it protect you from being outed in public and personal walks of life? Does it make you more appealing, mysterious? If you are hiding your identity, what is it you are hiding? Let’s discuss together.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100. 

LifeWorks practice brochure — downloadable PDF

Celestial Smut: An Intergalactic Celebration and Benefit

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SWOP – Chicago invites you to an intergalactic celebration on Saturday, November 19th! Celebrate SWOP – Chicago’s 10th anniversary at a fabulous fundraising event!

Celestial Smut is a decadent and dirty space-themed extravaganza. Join your favorite sultry space sinners at Cafe Mustache for a night packed with performances, DJs, raffles, tarot readings and more.

Suggested donation is $10, and 10% of all drinks purchased will go to SWOP Chicago.
Get a free raffle ticket if you bring 1 winter coat, pair of new socks, or bra or 3 toiletry items (our toiletry needs are: razors, shaving cream, lotion, tampons + pads, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner)

All toiletries will go toward our street outreach efforts in Garfield Park.
All donations SWOP Chicago receives will go toward various efforts we have including our street outreach efforts, quarterly brunch/round table events, legal outreach clinics, 12/17 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Work event and more.
To learn more, please visit our site at swop-chicago.org

Contact LeahLev4@gmail.com with questions, donations, or if you’d like to perform/DJ!