Women’s Empowerment

 

Why is Women’s Empowerment Important?

 

Usually when you ask people what a perfect world would look like, they would say peaceful. The definition of peace is freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.

 

Did You Know:

  • Women with full-time jobs still earn only about 77 percent of their male counterparts’ earnings
  • 62 million girls are denied an education all over the world. In Saudi Arabia, women aren’t allowed to drive and are discouraged from working jobs that would put them in contact with men
  • One in five women on U.S. college campuses have experienced sexual assault
  • Over 700 million women alive today were married when they were under 18, and of those some 250 million were married before they were 15
  • Women spend at least twice as much time as men on domestic work, and when all work – paid and unpaid – is considered, women work longer hours than men
  • In a study of 173 countries 155 have at least one legal difference restricting women’s economic opportunities. Of those, 100 have laws that restrict the types of jobs that women can do, and in 18, husbands can prevent their wives from accepting jobs.

 

If peace is the common goal of everyone, why are there still so many women fighting for their rights? By teaching women, young and old, about their importance, we can grow to become a better world overall. By learning respect for yourself, you can learn to teach others to respect themselves. Empowerment does not always have to be on a large scale. There are many little things you can do to be an example for other women in your life.

 

Examples of Being a Leader for Women:

  • Leaving an abusive partner
  • Standing up for your rights as a women
  • Practicing equality for everyone
  • Breaking the barrier of standard beauty pressures
  • Teaching the young they do not have to accept being discriminated or harassed

By simply changing negative thoughts through a group setting, you can transform into the woman you have always wanted to be. Let’s redefine the term, “Like a girl.” Lead like a girl. Learn like a girl. Empower like a girl.

 

 

What are the benefits of Group Counseling?

 

The benefits of group counseling are two-fold.  First of all group counseling gives you a support network and a sounding board. At first it may be a little awkward to talk about your problems in front of strangers.  Most people who have participated in group counseling in the past say that they were surprised at how liberating it was to find out that they were not alone in their problems.  It can be a real relief to discuss with others what you might be going through, and realizing you are not the only one dealing with these struggles.

Group counseling gives you an opportunity you don’t get with individual sessions.  In group counseling you can gain perspective on your own life by hearing about other people’s challenges.  Also by hearing how other people tackle their own problems, you can learn a whole range of strategies and tools you may have never thought of before.

In addition to the benefits of doing counseling in a group setting, group counseling sessions are led by licensed Clinicians or Psychologists. They have specialized training for specific problems. You will have the opportunity to learn effective, scientifically tested techniques to address your issues from an expert.  This is not always the case with support groups or self-help groups.

We offer ongoing, monthly group therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Here are some of the topics we have covered in group sessions.  Contact the office at (330) 723-7977 for more details.

 

 

Art Therapy

 

Art Therapy is a way to become in touch with your feelings and reduce anxiety through different medias. These medias can include painting, sculpting, drawing and other art forms. You do not have to be “good” at art to participate. The best part about it is the ability to express yourself, no matter how “messy” the art becomes. Clients find Art Therapy to be very relaxing and enjoyable overall.