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Contributed by Suki S. Montgomery Hall on 01/26/2011
Check out the Counseling Groups that are offered this semester in the Center for Counseling & Psychological Services. Groups are free and confidential. If you are interested, please call 274-3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to relax more? You can learn how to use mindfulness meditation to reduce stress. This group has a low-pressure, accepting environment where you can start to meditate & find other people who do. The group runs until the end of each block and covers basic meditation/relaxation techniques as well as using technology for biofeedback. Facilitator: Paul Mikowski, Psy.D.
Eating issues Support Group
Do you worry about your weight and appearance too much? Do issues around food and eating cause excessive distress? Would you like to have group support to talk openly about these issues and make healthy changes at your own pace? Then this group experience may be for you. Meeting dates and times to be decided. Group will meet Tuesdays 5:15-6:30pm, facilitator: Alice Meilman, LCSW.
Do you wonder when you will be happy? Is happiness something we seek and find, or do we wait until it finds us? This small group will explore contemporary answers to ancient questions through discussion and practices that promote personal happiness. Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 pm Facilitator: Deb Harper, Ph.D.
Emotional Healing Group: “When Life Happens”
Have you experienced a major loss in your life? Are you coping with a chronic illness or pain? Are you a survivor of a traumatic experience, sexual violence and/or abusive relationships? Are you dealing with multiple difficult life challenges, stressors or life experiences? You will learn strategies for increasing awareness, coping with difficult emotions, communicating emotional needs, and developing strategies for self-care. The goal of this group is to support one another in a safe space and re-connect with the pieces of oneself that sometimes fall away after traumatic experiences or difficult relationships. Mondays 3:30 to 5 pm; Facilitator: Ron Dow, LCSW
Living with Grief
Living With Grief is about living with loss. Whether your loss is anticipated, recently occurred or happened a short while or a long time ago, losing a loved one is a deeply personal experience. It can be easy to feel alone with your sadness and adjustment - but it doesn't have to be that way. Please join a community of others who are at various places on their journey with grief; you'll get support, and your presence will help create a supportive environment for others. This group is a drop-in support group that meets every Thursday at 5:15 in the Health Promotion Resource Room starting February 3rd. Drop-in, and be part of a community of caring. Facilitator: Dr. LeBron Rankins.
Sexual Assault Survivor Support
If you have had an unwanted sexual experience, have been sexually assaulted, or raped, there is support for you. This group will help you to cope with anxiety, sadness, guilt, and anger & will give you the chance to feel supported & offer help to others who also feel alone. Facilitator: Suki Montgomery Hall, Ph.D.