OUR GROUPS AT UA
(Some groups are available via zoom and are noted in the description of the group)
Because creativity stems from a deep emotional place inside, the arts enable an unparalleled self-discovery process and helps to hone the healing of common emotional ailments and inhibitions such as perfectionism, “never enoughness”, black and white thinking, and many shades of fear. Creativity becomes a unique journey to expression of inner feelings, deepest desires and long-lost intuition. In other words, the creative process becomes the pathway to emotional health.
Language Arts (poetry, journaling, stories, song writing), Visual Arts (drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, self-portraits, photography), Movement & Sound (body awareness, guided imagery with music, making/playing instruments, dance), Dramatic Arts (skits, improve, role-playing)
Coping Skills - available via zoom link
Coping refers to what a person does to avoid, remove, lessen or "get through" a stressful situation.
Self-Care, Stress Management, Anger Management, Personal Strength, DBT/CBT, Self-Care, Identifying Triggers, Problem Solving, Loneliness, Depression/Anxiety, Resentment, Forgiveness, Establishing Boundaries, Healthy Relationships, Grief/Loss, Guilt/Shame
Life Skills - available via zoom link
Life skills are defined as competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner.
Assertiveness & Self Control, Adapting to Change, Goal-Setting, Creative/Ethical Thinking, Critical Thinking Skills, Hygiene, Values/Beliefs, Personal Strength, Positive thinking, Self-esteem, Empathy, Listening skills, Interpersonal effectiveness, Handling disputes, Managing relationships, Confident communication, Goal setting, Decision making, Problem solving, Executive function skills, Resilience (bouncing back from adversity), Time Management/Making a Schedule, Ambitions, Daily Routines
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) - available via zoom link
This is more than an acronym: it is a transformative method of moving from addictive substances and negative behaviors to a life of positive self-regard and willingness to change. SMART Recovery is a fresh approach to addiction recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training.
WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) - available via zoom link
WRAP is a way of monitoring wellness, times of being less well and times when experiences are uncomfortable and distressing. Key principles are hope, personal responsibility, education, self advocacy, and support. It also includes details of how an individual would like others to support them at these different times.
Planning and Cooking Nutritious Meals (Regularly eating nutritious meals can help the body recover from the harmful effects of substance abuse and improves the ability to focus).
Cooking, nutrition, planning meals, food budgeting, food resources, kitchen basics, food and feelings, sleep, hygiene
By present-moment awareness, acceptance and non-judgment, and intentional action—individuals can cultivate a deeper connection with themselves, navigate challenges with resilience, and make conscious choices that support ongoing sobriety and well-being.
Grounding Techniques, Meditation, Yoga, Guided Imagery, Gratitude Journal
Community resources can be essential in helping the people access assistance and expand their range of outlets of support to meet their needs. Community resources help build stronger, more resilient individuals and communities.
Volunteering (last Friday of each month), Housing, Food, Clothing, Agency Speakers, Financial Management/Budgeting, Counseling, Employment, Healthcare, Transportation, Rent/Utility Payment Assistance, Legal Assistance, Obtaining Personal Documents (I.D., Birth Certificate, Social Security Card)
All recovery Social hour
Social activities in recovery improve self-esteem, assists in learning healthy ways to spend free time, grows your support system, gets you a new start in social relationships, and helps you to learn how to have fun again.