Disclaimer:Despite still having my listener title Iâ€™m currently not taking 1-1 chats with members due to some very important, slightly declining health issues on top of also wanting to take on some different roles here at 7 Cups! Iâ€™m still gonna be here Iâ€™m just gonna be hosting discussions (among other things also) instead. Members please know that even though I cannot be your listener, it doesn't mean that youâ€™re being neglected as we have many sweet, kind, compassionate, active listeners here at 7 Cups who are way more than ready to support you through whatever struggle you're going through at the moment! You can find one of these amazing people that I mentioned thatâ€™ll fit your personal needs/preferences (especially when you use the filter option)Â here!Â Thank you so much for understanding, and I hope you all get the much needed/deserved support that you could ever possibly need!!! ðŸ˜ðŸ’–About Me:Hi everyone Iâ€™m Arianna an 18 year old inactive ATL (Adult-Teen-Listener) who just earned her high school diploma while being devoted to both 7 Cups, and cousinhood every single day! I will also be a college student majoring in the topic of Child Development with the goal of earning my transfer appropriate associates degree at my local community college within 3 years at the most starting in the Fall semester of 2020! Furthermore even though my â€œlegalâ€ name is Arianna please feel free to call me Ari or Aria if you wish, heck at this point I'll even accept Pink as a nickname haha! Now to help get you guys accustomed to me hereâ€™s a few fun facts about me when Iâ€™m not here volunteering. #1. Iâ€™m the second to eldest cousin of about 12 children so when Iâ€™m not here Iâ€™m often watching, snuggling with, or reading a book to a child. #2. I take my education very seriously to the point where Iâ€™m often spending about 12 hours at a time on homework which knowing me I'll most likely be continuing in college. #3. Oftentimes when Iâ€™m free from all of my responsibilities you can find me curled up with some book in the corner because I love reading so much. And finally #4. I love to watch YouTube in my spare time especially family vlogs. Welp thatâ€™s just a little bit about me so thank you guys so much for checking out my profile, and I hope to see you all around either through my discussions, or even somewhere else around the site! I hope you guys have an amazing day/night, and I guess bye for now!!! ðŸ‘‹ðŸ¼ðŸ’œMy Roles:Listener (Inactive)
After 2 years of being an active listener both in the long/short term, along with important changes in my health heading towards the more negative side of things, I decided to step back in this role for at least right now, and let our other amazing listeners handle 1-1 chats for the time being. Now I apologize for any inconvenience that this may bring, but I hope you all can understand that this time my health truly has to come first, or I unfortunately may not be able to be around here at all if I were to get really sick due to self-neglect.Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community Support Session Leader
I volunteer in this lovely community by hosting safety discussions on the teen side, while also sometimes training new potential Support Session Leaders for our Sub-Community! If you would like to learn more about safety please join my mostly solo (unless I'm training someone which I'll specify those changes down below when needed) weekly discussionsÂ every Sunday @ 10:30 P.M. ET within the Teen Side Safety & Knowledge room, or click here.Teen Safety Team Leader
This is a newer role offered to teen listeners that I am very proud to run, and it's also offered from the Safety & Knowledge Sub-Community! What we basically do is create posts to provide our lovely teen community with up to date information on safety both online, and in general from a teenagerâ€™s perspective with the idea in mind that they'll hopefully listen better to these recommendations from someone around their own age versus just an adult. Once team members get their posts approved by either myself (AriannaPink), or our main 7 Cups manager @Heather225, they (TST team members) will then take turns every two weeks releasing our posts as threads to you guys over at the Teen Safety Subforum!Â If you are a teen listener with an interest in teen safety, and would like to look into joining our team please feel free to click here. Also if you are interested in joining in my latest thread post please feel free to click hereÂ as well! ðŸ˜My Accomplishments:Verified Listener
I completed a mock chat to ensure that I am a high quality listener, and am now formally recognized by this very lovely site for that fact!Internship Graduate
I participated in the 7 Cups internship program for 10 weeks (Starting April of 2019 - Ending June of 2019), where I passed all the requirements that were set for interns at my time of internship in those weeks which in my case at least also included me providing at least 90 hours of Active Listening directly to the 7 Cups Community!Continual & Upcoming Support Sessions:Teen Safety DiscussionsÂ - Every Sunday - @ 10:30 P.M. ET to 11:30 P.M. ET
(Teen Safety) Member Safety Scenarios *Part 2* Discussion with @sisterdj - Sunday, June 28th 2020 - @ 10:30 P.M. ET to 11:30 P.M. ETMy Listener Twins:@ekats@24Help1
I am Mitch, from Australia :) and I am here to listen and support you through your journey of life!Â I am currently unavailableÂ for new 1-1 member chats.Â If you have been referred to me, then please ignore my availability as I have agreed to take the chat.
ðŸ³ï¸â€ðŸŒˆI take all topic chats, however if I believe another listener would be best suited for your particular issue I may provide you with a referral.Â ðŸ¦˜My roles:
âœ”Â Verified Listener
âœ” Adult-Teen Listener
âœ” Safety Patrol Team
âœ” Peer Support
âœ” Room Supporter
âœ” Leadership Development Program Trainee
âœ” Member Sharing Circle HostÂ Education and background:
I am currently studying counselling.
I have experience in the medical field as a Medic (Event Medical), and have worked as a Regional Medical Commander for an event medical service.Â
I have worked other varying roles in management across sales, customer service and retail.
I have also worked for a volunteer organisation providing medical and social support to patrons in the city entertainment district.
Enough about me! Send me a message and let's talk about you :)
Hello! I'm glad you've found me on "7 Cups of Tea." I'm a trained active listener and I like to support people struggling with relationship issues, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief over the loss of a loved-one, and managing emotions. During the past thirty five years I have been employed in various capacities in the social services field. I've overcome a lot in life and would like to help by listening to you. If I'm online, then please feel free to start a chat. If I'm offline, send me a message so that we can set up a time to connect. I'm glad you are here!
Not accepting New Chats at this time! Please feel free to reach out to another one of our great Listeners for support. YOU ARE IMPORTANT!!!*Please Note that I have limited availability at this time but please feel free to reach out and I will be happy to set up a time a time for us to chat."No Act of KINDNESS, no matter how small is ever wasted"Hello, I am so glad that you have found me and I want to be here and help you with whatever struggle you are going through. I can't solve your problems, but I can offer a safe place for you to open up and talk about what is going on. I don't have set available days or times when I am online but most likely to be found in the evening est. If you want to chat and I am not online please feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I would greatly appreciate it if you would leave a review after a chat as it helps me as a listener learn and grow.Â If you are looking for other listeners you can also reach out to My very awesome Listener Twins: musicalMagic, and TsukinoTheHag . Without them I wouldn't have gotten this far in my journey.
"You are always one decision away from a totally different life."Hello everyone, I'm known as Obs and I'm one of the members of the Community Management Team.Â Here are some resources in case you need them -Â
If you are unable to see any group support rooms, probably you would need to meet some requirements. Check them here!Â
Join us in various group discussions?Â check the community calendar for the schedule and details.Â Group Support Frequently Asked QuestionsWeekly CommunityMod & Rooms ScheduleA few steps of growth as a listener
If you are a listener and need some Chat Support, check this resourceÂ Please feel free to PM me with any questions or doubts regarding our community and roles. I am here with you to help with the best of my efforts while we keep building our community better each day with team efforts.Â I am unable to take chat requests right now as I am unable to respond timely. I request you to connect with other available listeners here-Â Â Browse Listeners.Â We all are here with you to listen and support.Â Do not say, "I am having a bad day." Say, "I am having a character-building day." - Les BrownHave a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!!
Hello! I chose the picture of an apple because it represents to me growth and potential. The apple can grow to become the best apple it can be. I think we all have potential, and I also believe that most people are not solely good or bad- we are a combination of light and dark. That's just human nature.
I've been here since 2013, and I am now in my 30s. I have always been told I'm a good listener and person to come to. People have come to me years after talking to them because they remembered I was someone to confide in. I like to think of myself as open minded, non judgmental, and compassionate. I try to be honest, but tactfully so. I find the best people in my life are those that tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and that is something I practice with others. I hope to be here for you, and I will cheerlead you on. I cannot give advice, but I will be a support for you. I take casual chats, so even if you're just bored or need someone to talk to and don't have a pressing issue, I am happy to talk to you.Â
My strengths lie in the subjects I have listed on my profile, so I will not be the best fit for everyone (and that is okay!). I hope everyone can get the help they need from whoever it is, even if it's not me. If I cannot help you, I will let you know and try to connect you with someone that can. I do the best with chats that can be asynchronus, as my schedule varies and I don't want to promise I can sit down for a real time chat if I cannot. That is unfair to both of us time wise, and time is a precious thing.
Updated July 25, 2020
As of July 1, I have joined the admin team as a Quality Specialist for the volunteer community. I am still involved in all the things below, but asÂ I am now involved widely across the site in different ways, if you need to know who to talk to regarding any of the below activities, please PM me and I will direct you to who you should talk to whether it be me or someone else.
Activities/Positions I am involved in include: Quality Ambassador, Chatroom Mentor, Forum Key,Â Peer Support, Chat Support help, Adult/Teen Listener, Teen Quality Mentor, Group Mod, Safety Patrol Team.
Please Note: I am no longer accepting new member chats.Â Members are encouraged to browse listeners:Â Browse ListentersÂ Â Hello and Welcome!! I'm Paws (she/her pronouns, please). I'm a wife, mom, and lover of cats!Â I have a degree in English Lit but spent my career in Human Services.Â I enjoy reading, watching horror movies and television series, photography, and collecting vintage handbags. My greatest passion is orphaned/abandoned infant kittens rescue.My favorite movies of all time are 'City of Angels', 'The Color Purple', and 'Forrest Gump'.The songs I feel inspired by are:'Bold as Love' by Jimi HendrixÂ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMM3jIkDGk'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac'Â https://youtu.be/KOVyBhVsOV0
'I'm Still Standing' by Sir Elton JohnÂ https://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s
'Kyrie' by Mr. MisterÂ https://youtu.be/9NDjt4FzFWY
'Thank U' by Alanis MorissetteÂ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1_V-0iDu_0Verified ListenerRoom Supporter for 35+ Chat RoomsGroup Moderator for LGBTQ+ and Student & Career SupportGlobal ModDoorkeeperSupport Team Leader for Family and CaregiversÂ Community Mentor Leader for Family and CaregiversMy listener twin www.7cups.com/@luluringsÂ
*Self care break* -Â
I may not be a very good listener but I will try my best to be there for you, listen compassionately and support you. Please also help yourself.Â
~~Be kind to yourself like how you would treat a friendYou are more than welcome to talk to me about any topicÂ Please understand that I amÂ notÂ aÂ 24/7Â person that canÂ instantlyÂ attend to you. I would appreciate a brief message while I am offline and I can reply when available. Or we can set a schedule (Please DM me)I am not here to dictate as to what you should do. I am not here to tell you what you should do.Â My role:Â Â IÂ am here to listen compassionately. Conversing can help. As a listener, I am here to give you emotional support. You are more than welcome to talk to me about anything.Â Â As Listeners, We are not allowed to give advice as it can be dangerous. We do not know your full situation and context.Â If you are in crisis, please do not hesistate to reach out to crisis hotlines.Â "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible. And suddenly, you are doing the impossible"Â "All the advice in the world willl never help you until you help yourself."Â "I cannot help you, I can only guide you. And you are the one who can help yourself"Â Â -- Adult-Teen Listener --Â -- Peer Supporter --Â - (If you are a Listener that had a rough chat and would like a peer supporter to hear and support, You can PM me)Â I listen compassionately.Â Â -- Leave a PM and I will attend to it as soon as I can --Â Twin
Hello! My name is Probius and I am glad you found me on Seven Cups of Tea. I'm a Verified Listener, and I can help with LGBTQ+ issues or anything else you need help with. I have dealt with LGBTQ+ issues myself, so I would love to help you. If I'm not immediately available, send me a message and we can work out a time that will work for you.Â
Â My Past Involvement:
Â LGBTQ+ Support Team Co-Leader
Â Internship Mentor
Â Quality Mentor
Â Peer Supporter
Â Group Moderator
Â Verified Listener Team
Â 7 Cups Intern Graduate
Â Welcoming Committee
Â Adult/Teen ListenerÂ
New job at work has me traveling more, plus life events mean that I'll be away a bit more over time.Â Trying to keep on top of PMs, but apologies if my responses are delayed!
My availability varies based on work meetings, but generally I can schedule one hour live chat appointments Monday-Thursday during the day (10am-6pm Eastern) and will try to respond to messages within 24-48 hours, with slower times on weekends as I do not typically log in here Friday-Sunday much.
Â Hi all, I'm glad you've found my profile here! I truly love to listen and help others, and am particularly versed in eating disorders, work stress, and sexual assault, though happy to discuss anything, including sexual issues / sexuality. If you feel like you could use some extra support or help working through a problem, please reach out!
You can start a chat with me if I'm online or to message me if I'm not and we can set up a time. I'm in the US in Central Time and somewhat flexible during the day Monday-Thursday. I'm hard to catch sometimes, so plan to set up an appointment with me.Â I'm also open to messaging back and forth not live, but more frequently, if that's preferable for you.
If you see me in the forums, you'll know I have a few favorite quotes around recovery and strength that I throw around all the time, so I'll share them here, too.
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"
"Never forget you are worth more than the value you place on yourself."
"Every day might not be a good day but there is good in every day."
Much love to all,
**09/25/20 -- update for anyone who needs to see. Hey all I'm heading on a flight tonight for work. I'll be gone for the whole of today and most of Saturday 26th. So sorry it was sudden for work. Sorry for anything I miss or end up having to post late**
Hey! I'm AstronomySkies, often called Astro or Skies.
Welcome to 7Cups, glad to see that you've made it to my listener profile. It's so nice too meet you, excited to see you around in the forums, group chats or pms.Â Availablility:
Feel free to send me a message at anytime. If I'm offline, I will get back to you as soon as possible.Â Red: This means that I am offlineOrange: This means that I am busy, but onlineGreen: This means I'm online and actively taking chatsChat Topics:
I help out in a wide variety of topics, mostly with Anxiety, Trauma and Panic Attacks. But that's not all.Dissociation, DID, OSDD, System, etc friendly profile!!!
Please reference the areas below my profile for specifics.Â
I will accept chats about sexuality or similar sexual related issues, but not chats that are excessively innappropriate in nature.Â Mentoring:
I'm currently accepting new mentees for Community Mentor - Anxiety Support Community.
I'm currently accepting new mentees for Chatroom Mentor - Teen Listener Room.Â
Please pm me if you have any questions regarding this matter.Â
Note to current mentees: I ask that you check up with me on how you are doing every once and a while.Â Current Roles:
Anxiety Support Community Mentor,,
Listener Verifier Team,
Safety Patrol Profile Flagging Team,
Support Team Leader,
Teen Chatroom Mentor,
Teen Only Zone Community Mentor Leader,
Teen Only Zone Forum Supporter,
Teen Zone Support Team,
Traumatic Experiences Forum Supporter,
Verified ListenerOther Information:
I am going to college online. And I have a few jobs. And just things in real life that come up or require my attention. With that said, I will not be online 24/7. I try to make a point to be on, at least for a little while each day. I'll respond as soon as I can.Â Shoutout to Friends and/or Twinnies (or other amazing people)Â -Â @MercyHealsYouÂ - Thanks for always being someone who is supportive and believing in others. I love that about you. And for being overall amazing and someone I consider a friend. Thanks for showing me the strength I have within myself.Â @MeowsicleÂ - Omg we were so excited when we met you. Its so rare to find other systems for me. Its so great to have you and I think collectively we have chosen to call you a friend.Â @BlissfulSummer - My amazing listener twin, a really sweet person.Â