Pineapple Support has partnered with industry therapists to provide online adult industry professionals with a range of online support groups.
Drop-in Support Groups
Motivational Support group for Performers & Producers – Weekly Drop-in Support Group
This process/support is a weekly meeting for 1 ½ hours on Mondays at 7pm EST. This group will be facilitated on rotation by two Pineapple Support counselors Nicki Line & Abigail Maher This group can be used as a supplemental to individual counseling or on its own to gain insight from peers and licensed professionals. It is meant to be a safe place to express issues or problems an individual may be having in their life at the time and to find additional support. This is a drop-in group so there is not a requirement to stay for a certain number of weeks or sessions, and the group members may change from week to week. This group is open to all online adult industry professionals.
Every Monday at 7pm EST
Course provided by Nicki Line and Abigail Maher
BIPOC Support Group – Weekly Drop-in Support Group
This BIPOC only space will meet to work through stressful feelings & frustration associated with being a POC content creator weekly on Wednesdays at 4 PM EST.
Workplace stress often ranks as a priority in mental health care. This is overwhelmingly more challenging to address for performers that have limited outlets to discuss, brainstorm, and develop healthy coping tools with industry colleagues.
This group can be used as a supplement to individual counseling or on its own to gain insight from peers and licensed professionals. This group will be facilitated BIPOC-AIC Wellness Member & Pineapple Support counselors, Jasmine Johnson LCSW.
In collaboration with BIPOC Collective
Every Wednesday at 4pm EST
Course provided by Jasmine Johnson
Navigating An Unstable World – Weekly Drop-in Support Group; Sponsored by CAM4
Many individuals feel lost, confused, triggered and retraumatized from experiencing the crisis from the modern world.
We welcome you to come learn tips to strengthen yourself, actions to take to feel empowered, and to receive support from others.
Every Friday at 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm GMT
Course provided by Dr. Tracy Moore
Male Support Group – Monthly Drop-in Support Group
What are the challenges facing men working in the adult online industry? What advice do you wish you had when starting out? What top-tips would you give to other men thinking of working in the industry?
The male support group provides an opportunity to come together as a community of male content creators, and focus on sexual health, self-identity, and well-being in a sex-positive forum.
This is your opportunity to connect with others, share experiences, and contribute to the well-being of community members.
The group will be an open forum in the main. The six sexual health principles* of consent, non-exploitation, protection from sexual ill-health, honesty, shared values, and mutual pleasure will be introduced as a framework to guide sessions and for group values. (*Braun-Harvey & Vigorito).
Last Thursday of each month, starting at 2pm PST / 5pm EST / 10pm GMT / 11pm CET
(2023 Dates – May25, June 29, July27, Aug31, Sept28, Oct26, Nov30, Dec28)
Course provided by Peter Carter
WECAMTOO Grupo de Apoyo – Grupo de Apoyo Mensual Sin Cita Previa
Apoyo emocional para modelos webcam en Latinoamerica
El trabajo sexual en general es emocionalmente demandante y el camming no es la excepción. Teniendo en consideración lo aislante, desconcertante y estresante que puede ser esta industria, se propone este grupo como un espacio de acompañamiento emocional que posibilite a las modelos webcam y a todas las trabajadoras sexuales en lo dígital un espacio donde puedan sentirse entendidas, acompañadas y sobre todo comprendidas.
Primer lunes de mes, a partir de las 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT / 8pm CET
Curso impartido en español por Yiset Mosquera Moreno
Specialist Support Groups 2023
Recovering from Trauma and Building Resilience; Sponsored by AdultTime
6 Week Support Group; Starts May 16th, 4pm EST
The effects of trauma can show up in our lives in a variety of different ways; from flashbacks, to strained relationships, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and many more. If this sounds like you, regardless of how significant you might believe your trauma to be, this group can help. This support group is designed for survivors of trauma to come together in a safe and confidential space to receive support and learn tools and strategies to recover from your traumatic experiences and build resilience.
When we’ve experienced trauma our nervous system is on high alert for danger. For this support group we will create a container that is safe, welcoming, accepting and compassionate for all participants.
If you’re looking for strengths-based strategies to recover from trauma, and a safe environment to share and connect, then this group might be for you.
Course Provided by Alicia Graham
Body Image; Sponsored by StripChat
6 Week Support Group; Starts June 20th, 8pm EST
Feeling comfortable in our bodies can be challenging. In this 6 week support group participants will have the opportunity to share personal stories, explore related topics, and support one another in their journeys to improve their relationships with their bodies and increase self-compassion. The facilitator will introduce topics and provide information based on themes noted in previous sessions.
Course Provided by Danielle Dass
DBT Course – Riding the Wave; Sponsored by Flirt4Free
6 Week Support Group; Starts July 18th, 5pm EST
DBT is a therapeutic style that focuses on presence, empowerment, and increasing impulse control and managing our emotions. DBT has led many to emotional freedom and liberation from attachments. During this group we will learn and practice DBT skills consistently. Weekly attendance is highly recommended as skills build on each other.
Course Provided by Rachael Wells
Parenting as a Sex Worker; Sponsored by Streamate
6 Week Support Group; Starts August 15th, 6.30pm EST
themes including but not limited to examining social the social stigma of sex work, expectations around parenting and gender, managing relationships, establishing support and community, developing self-compassion, discussing sexual and mental health concerns, coming out to children as sex workers, body image, fertility, and pregnancy, and much more.
This group aims to assist its participants with:
● confronting the cycles of isolation, avoidance, and withdraw from your life
● increasing ability to represent more fully and authentically in relationships
● naming and dismantling sources of shame-based oppression
● building supportive relationships that serve as a source of strength and resilience
● developing insight and confidence to move through conflict and towards more
● developing insight into relational roles, patterns, and the family system that serves to maintain wanted or unwanted behavior
Course Provided by Devin Green
6 Week Support Group; Starts September 19th, 8pm EST; Sponsored by SextPanther
Life can feel overwhelming after the loss of a loved one. For many, it is a time of feeling alone and helpless. In this 6-week grief and loss support group, participants will meet with others who have suffered loss, explore the individual grief process, and gain knowledge and insight of useful grief coping skills to help participants begin to heal.
Course Provided by Danielle Dass
Freedom From Addiction
6 Week Support Group; Starts October 17th, 6.30pm EST
This group is a processes group grounded in the potential for each group member to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. Walking the path together, we will work towards finding and respecting our own inner wisdom and individual journeys.
This group will utilize a secular Buddhist approach towards recovery through engaging mindful awareness in recognizing habitual patterns of behavior and making new more supportive choices, as well as developing the capacity to increase self-soothing and distress tolerance without engaging in substance abuse, codependency, sex addiction, gambling addiction, compulsive shopping, work, technology use and other obsessive behaviors. Each group will include a brief meditation, a reading, and an open sharing portion.
Course Provided by Charlie Nicely
With Love to the Haters: The Bullying Support Group
6 Week Support Group; Starts November 20th, 12pm EST
This group will focus on being real, authentic, and fully yourself, while keeping negativity and toxicity away.
We are an open, welcoming, validating space for anyone dealing with bullies whether online or in person. Join us to learn how to keep your soul safe, and set boundaries and expectations with your work, your relationships, and your daily life.
Course Provided by Steven Mollura
Preventing and Recovering from Burnout
6 Week Support Group; Starts December 19th, 4pm EST
Life can be incredibly stressful, and often even more so for SW’s. When we don’t process our stress it can add up until we reach a state of burnout. In this group, we’ll discuss research-based strategies for preventing burnout and recovery from it, if you’re already there. This group will also provide an accepting, compassionate space to share, connect, and get support around the stressors in your life.
Course Provided by Alicia Graham
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