Chicago Center for Integration and Healing
Community Newsletter, June 2022
Dear CCIH Community--

We took some time in our recent staff meeting to check in around some of the difficult events we have all borne witness too over the past month.

As therapists, we are often both working through our own reactions to tragic events and sitting with clients working through their own, which can feel heavy and isolating at times. It was helpful and grounding to share our thoughts and experiences with each other. We hope that you too are connecting with your loved ones and community in whatever way you can at this time.

We continue to find meaning in our work with clients and our fellow therapists. Here's what is happening at CCIH this month:
New Workshop this Friday
Facilitator: Amy Zajakowski Uhll
July 15, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3 CEUs available

In this workshop, we will discuss how to assess for and treat risk and use our ongoing treatment to understand suicidal thoughts and action as a meaningful strategy for dealing with painful history and the challenges of daily life.  

Deadline Extended!
Applications due July 15!
We have a few spots remaining and have extended the application deadline for ACT 2022-23 to this Friday, July 15th!

Welcome, Chloe!
We are pleased to say that Chloe Gremaud has joined CCIH as a Staff Therapist!

Chloe has previously worked in social services specializing in providing therapy to adults over the age of 60, and also participated in our Advanced Clinical Training Program.

From our Online Magazine

by Hannah Klawes, LSW, CCIH Fellow

Recently, a cis person introduced me with the sentence, “This is Hannah and she uses they/them pronouns.” He knew that gendering me correctly was respectful and important, but I don’t think he really understood and internalized the fact that I’m not a woman.

by Margaret Vocos LSW, CCIH Fellow

Effective tools to build present-centered awareness, like mindfulness, can feel unsustainable and impossible when we can’t engage in the way we want to. How do we build capacity for present-centered awareness that takes our nervous system and history into account?
New Integrated Practices Group!
September 12, 2022
Mondays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
10-week group (no meeting Oct 10)
Location: In-person at CCIH, 4700 N Ravenswood Ave Suite C

Open to cis women, trans women, gender non-binary and nonconforming folks.

Interested clients should call CCIH Intake at 773-754-7441 ext 2000.

4700 N. Ravenswood, Suite C
Chicago IL, 60640