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Group Experiences

Some groups require consent prior to attending. To join a group, please click below on "Request for Group Counseling". After completing the request, a group facilitator will contact you. If the group of interest is not listed on the request form, no prior paperwork is necessary and you are welcome to attend at the advertised date and time. Learn more about each of our varied group experiences below. You may also download the printable pdf for the full group schedule. 

Support groups

    You do not have to be alone in your grief. Offered to those who have suffered the death of a loved one.
    *This group meets Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in Foust 135.

    Lead by: Michelle Bigard

    Grief and Loss Video

    This support group is open to anyone who has been impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and/or harassment. The content of the group varies from week to week but there is no obligation or pressure to share your story to attend.
    *This group meets Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Foust 135 AND virtually via WebEx.

    Lead by: Aileen Guerra-Morales

     

    Survivor support video

    Support is crucial to well-being. Learn healthy relationship skills, get support, explore sexual orientation and gender identity, and connect with others in a supportive and affirming environment.
    *This group meets Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Bovee University Center in the CSID.

    Lead by: Elizabeth Husbands

    Coping and wellness

      Interactive group focused on a pro-active approach to developing skills and strategies to better manage the challenge in day to day life. Learning how to work through stress, disappointment, adjustment and the unexpected things life offers.
      *This group meets Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bovee University Center in the CSID.

      Lead by: Anna Grajek

       

      Health and wellness strategies video

      Focus on managing anxiety while providing support and being supported by others who can relate. Learn new anxiety management strategies as well as tangible skills and tools you can use to address anxiety while sharing what has worked for you with each other.
      *This group meets Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Foust 135.

      Lead by: Atefeh Jenrow

      Managing Anxiety Video

      End your week with relaxation and self-care. Each class will begin with a grounding exercise, following by some gentle stretching, and end with a guided meditation and time for total relaxation. Over the course of the semester, we will practice several types of meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga poses specifically selected to help calm your nervous system. No prior yoga experience necessary.
      *This group meets Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Foust 135.

      Lead by: Julie Fortino Shurtliff

      Yoga For Mental Wellness Video

      Connection

        A time to relax, ask questions about mental health, create art, and connect with the CSID Dedicated Counselor. Feel free to drop in for a few minutes or spend the entire time connecting.
        *This group will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Bovee University Center in the CSID.

        Lead by: Elizabeth Husbands

        Let's Connect Video

        A time to relax and learn some techniques for managing stress. Sessions will run every 20 minutes and you can stay for as many as you like. We will practice several types of mindfulness, breathing exercises, and guided mediations specifically selected to help you relax.
        *This group will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month form 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Bovee University Center in the CSID.

        Lead by: Julie Fortino Shurtliff

        Let's Relax Video