Pineapple Support, the adult industry’s leading mental health nonprofit, will host a free, online support group with a focus on those suffering from addiction, exploring alternative methods to tolerate stressors and self-soothe. The six-week support group, “Freedom from Addiction” will be led by Pineapple Support therapist Charlie Nicely and will begin on Tuesday, October 17th at 6.30pm EST.
“This group will take a Buddhist approach to recovery by using mindful awareness in recognizing habitual patterns of behavior and making new, more supportive choices,” says Nicely. “We’ll also be working together to increase self-soothing and distress tolerance, without engaging in potentially addictive behaviours.”
Pineapple Support was founded by British performer Leya Tanit in 2018, after a string of losses in the adult industry from depression and other mental illnesses. The organization, a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the United States, has connected over 12,000 adult performers to mental health services, including free and low-cost therapy, counseling, and emotional support.
“This group is a processes group that’s grounded in the potential for each group member to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction,” says Tanit. “Each group will include a brief meditation, a reading, and an open-sharing portion over the course of 6 weeks. Taking this path together, we will work towards finding and respecting our own individual journeys.”
The six-week “Freedom from Addiction” support group begins on Tuesday, October 17th at 6.30pm EST. Sessions will last for around one hour and will take place online each Tuesday at the same time until November 21st. For more information about this support group and to reserve a spot, visit pineapplesupport.org/support-groups.