UCS offering group support sessions

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UCS offering group support sessions

By Mariam Almaazmi

UNIVERSITY CITY, SHARJAH — American University of Sharjah is offering support group counseling sessions, which started Sept. 20.

These sessions, held at the Health Clinic Waiting Area, take place every two weeks on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

According to a Sept. 8 email from University Counseling Service, these support groups can “be a powerful and valuable venue for healing and growth.” Participation is voluntary and participants are only asked to share what they are comfortable with, according to UCS.

The UCS added that the sessions provide an environment that is “nonjudgmental, respectful, and confidential” in order to maintain the mutual empathy and trustworthiness between peers. Sessions can be booked online through https://ausucs-supportgroup.youcanbook.me