These are tailored groups designed to assist students with developing their “mental health toolbox.” Students can expect to learn skills and strategies that they can immediately begin to apply to their lives. Some groups might be cyclical and run more than once in a semester.
Stress and Anxiety Toolkit
Session 1 (Wednesdays, 3-4 PM): 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
Session 2 (Tuesdays, 2-3 PM): 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23
Session 3 (Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM): 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
This 4-week, skills-based workshop offers concrete and practical approaches for students experiencing mild to moderate stress and anxiety. Participants will gain understanding about anxiety and learn skills that they can use in their everyday lives to better manage and reduce anxiety symptoms. Anxiety Toolbox teaches skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment effective for anxiety.
BREATHE - Mindfulness Strategies for Stress Reduction
Start date will be communicated by the group facilitator. (Fridays, 11-12 PM)
BREATHE is a holistic, integrative, body-mind approach designed to introduce mindful breathing and meditation practices as a way of reducing stress, and developing greater balance, harmony, and fuller participation in your life. Mindfulness is a way of learning to connect to your body and learn its responses to challenges of everyday demands. In this group you will learn myths and truths about mindful living, recognize your own unique reactions to stress, and cultivate tools that restore your body to calmness when you need them. No experience in mindfulness and meditation techniques necessary.
Mindfulness for Wellness
Session 1 (Wednesdays, 5-6 PM): 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3
Session 2 (Mondays, 11 AM-12 PM): 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
Session 3 (Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PM): 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
This group is for students interested in learning and/or developing mindfulness skills to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. We will explore the intersection of mindfulness, meditation, stress-reduction, and positive mental health practices with this 5-week instructional and experiential group. Learn to better calm the agitated mind, improve mental focus and clarity, and reduce the distressing impact of emotional experiences.
Addressing Procrastination Using Behavioral Activation
Session 1 (Thursdays 11-12 PM): 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Session 2 (Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PM): 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
This group provides you with evidence-based strategies to enhance motivation even when COVID-19 and zoom meetings are leaving you isolated. You will receive an overview of the behavioral activation CBT skill and then identify and plan value-driven activities. This group helps you incorporate behavioral activation to break down tasks and reduce avoidance. Learn that ACTION PRECEDES MOTIVATION!
Ride the Waves
Schedule varies. Please contact the Counseling Center for more information.
This group is for students who want to learn skills to help manage intense emotions through discussion, creative activities, and experiential exercises. This group is not discussion based, but more like a class on “emotional intelligence," and follows a set agenda in which new information is taught weekly and skills practice is assigned. The focus is teaching effective skill use for regulating emotions, changing destructive patterns of thinking and behavior, improving relationship skills, and building the life you desire. Skills taught in this group come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is an evidence-based and effective treatment for persons struggling with intense feelings and troubling thoughts.