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Aug
22
Thu
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Girls Circle Program: Body Image Unit
Aug 22 @ 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

girls circleAlton YWCA is happy to present the Girls Circle Program closed group. The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

 

 

BODY IMAGE UNIT DESCRIPTION: 

Examines cultural messages and personal beliefs that influence body image. Themes emphasize raising awareness, recognizing body signals, and exploring underlying causes of poor body image. Topics cover physical awareness, health, and emotional balance through media exploration, imagery, art, personal story telling, and more. Excellent prevention program.

 

DATES:
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10

Aug
24
Sat
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YWCA Intermediate Yoga
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Parking is available on the street and also on the lot to the east of the building. You may use the main entrance on 3rd Street, or the accessible entrance on the east side of the building.

yoga

Alton YWCA is happy to present morning yoga every Saturday morning, lead by Judith Maher.

Aug
25
Sun
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Witnessing Whiteness Discussion Group
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.   Must purchase book (Details listed below).

witnessing whiteness logoAlton YWCA is happy to present the Witnessing Whiteness book discussion closed group. Using the book, group members will explore:

  • the history and construction of white racial identity,
  • community building within white spaces,
  • white culture and values and how US national culture reflects and largely rests of white culture, practices, and values,
  • manifestations of white supremacy and privilege,
  • cross-racial communication, conflict, and relationship-building,
  • activation of white solidarity and accountability.

NOTE:   Parking is available on the street and also on the lot to the east of the building. You may use the main entrance on 3rd Street, or the accessible entrance on the east side of the building.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  1. Witnessing Whiteness: The Need To Talk About Race and How To Do It by Shelly Tochluk, 2nd Edition. The books are available at Left Bank Books in the Central West End and you will receive a 20% discount if you use this link: http://www.left-bank.com/book/9781607092575.  You can also purchase in person, just let them know that you are a part of this Witnessing Whiteness group and they will apply the discount. The book is also available from other book sellers.
  2. A journal or paper and pen

 

DATES AND CHAPTERS:
August 18 – Preface and Introduction
August 25 – Chapter 1
September 8 – Chapter 2
September 22 – Chapter 3
October 6 – Chapter 4
October 13 – Chapter 5
October 27 – Chapter 6
November 10 – Chapter 7
November 24 – Chapter 8
December 8 – Chapter 9

Aug
29
Thu
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Girls Circle Program: Body Image Unit
Aug 29 @ 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

girls circleAlton YWCA is happy to present the Girls Circle Program closed group. The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

 

 

BODY IMAGE UNIT DESCRIPTION: 

Examines cultural messages and personal beliefs that influence body image. Themes emphasize raising awareness, recognizing body signals, and exploring underlying causes of poor body image. Topics cover physical awareness, health, and emotional balance through media exploration, imagery, art, personal story telling, and more. Excellent prevention program.

 

DATES:
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10

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Coffee Talk: Daily Self-Care & Finding Balance
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

coffee talk logoAlton YWCA is happy to present Coffee Talk, a monthly event to discuss women’s health issues, such as food, nutrition, violence, and youth. This month, the speaker is Sherry McCrady, who earned her M.A. in Counseling and serves as a Life and Relationship Coach for her business, Luminous Life Coaching. Light Refreshments will be served.

Aug
31
Sat
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YWCA Intermediate Yoga
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Parking is available on the street and also on the lot to the east of the building. You may use the main entrance on 3rd Street, or the accessible entrance on the east side of the building.

yoga

Alton YWCA is happy to present morning yoga every Saturday morning, lead by Judith Maher.

Sep
5
Thu
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Girls Circle Program: Body Image Unit
Sep 5 @ 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

girls circleAlton YWCA is happy to present the Girls Circle Program closed group. The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

 

 

BODY IMAGE UNIT DESCRIPTION: 

Examines cultural messages and personal beliefs that influence body image. Themes emphasize raising awareness, recognizing body signals, and exploring underlying causes of poor body image. Topics cover physical awareness, health, and emotional balance through media exploration, imagery, art, personal story telling, and more. Excellent prevention program.

 

DATES:
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10

Sep
7
Sat
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YWCA Intermediate Yoga
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Parking is available on the street and also on the lot to the east of the building. You may use the main entrance on 3rd Street, or the accessible entrance on the east side of the building.

yoga

Alton YWCA is happy to present morning yoga every Saturday morning, lead by Judith Maher.

Sep
8
Sun
MORE
Witnessing Whiteness Discussion Group
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.   Must purchase book (Details listed below).

witnessing whiteness logoAlton YWCA is happy to present the Witnessing Whiteness book discussion closed group. Using the book, group members will explore:

  • the history and construction of white racial identity,
  • community building within white spaces,
  • white culture and values and how US national culture reflects and largely rests of white culture, practices, and values,
  • manifestations of white supremacy and privilege,
  • cross-racial communication, conflict, and relationship-building,
  • activation of white solidarity and accountability.

NOTE:   Parking is available on the street and also on the lot to the east of the building. You may use the main entrance on 3rd Street, or the accessible entrance on the east side of the building.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  1. Witnessing Whiteness: The Need To Talk About Race and How To Do It by Shelly Tochluk, 2nd Edition. The books are available at Left Bank Books in the Central West End and you will receive a 20% discount if you use this link: http://www.left-bank.com/book/9781607092575.  You can also purchase in person, just let them know that you are a part of this Witnessing Whiteness group and they will apply the discount. The book is also available from other book sellers.
  2. A journal or paper and pen

 

DATES AND CHAPTERS:
August 18 – Preface and Introduction
August 25 – Chapter 1
September 8 – Chapter 2
September 22 – Chapter 3
October 6 – Chapter 4
October 13 – Chapter 5
October 27 – Chapter 6
November 10 – Chapter 7
November 24 – Chapter 8
December 8 – Chapter 9

Sep
12
Thu
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Girls Circle Program: Body Image Unit
Sep 12 @ 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

girls circleAlton YWCA is happy to present the Girls Circle Program closed group. The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

 

 

BODY IMAGE UNIT DESCRIPTION: 

Examines cultural messages and personal beliefs that influence body image. Themes emphasize raising awareness, recognizing body signals, and exploring underlying causes of poor body image. Topics cover physical awareness, health, and emotional balance through media exploration, imagery, art, personal story telling, and more. Excellent prevention program.

 

DATES:
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19
September 26
October 3
October 10