For specific or additional group, activity, or workshop requests, please fill out the Outreach Request Form.
If you are interested in participating in any of our groups come to Counseling and Psychological Services to schedule an initial assessment appointment or to arrange a group consultation appointment with the group leader (if you have already had an initial assessment appointment). The group facilitator will provide you with information about the group and help to determine if it is a good "match" for you.
Facilitators: Lori Brown and Liz Welton.
ACT for Depression and Anxiety is a weekly group devoted to helping students encounter depression and anxiety differently and pursue a full and meaningful life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
(ACT) is a form of therapy that helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, and self-defeating behaviors. Acceptance refers to bringing an open and willing attitude toward all internal experiences, even those which are uncomfortable. Commitment means actively working on what you truly care about, even when pain is present. Each group session will include short educational components, group discussions, and experiential exercises. Group is full and started for Spring 2013 semester. Check back here for details on this group for the Fall 2013 semester or call Lori Brown at 826-3236.
Audio Meditations for this group (click to listen):
Facilitators: Lori Brown and Amelia Stillinger.
ACT for Substance Use is a weekly group devoted to helping students consider how the use of alcohol and drugs affects the pursuit of a full and meaningful life. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
is a form of therapy that helps people relate differently to anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, and self-defeating behaviors such as substance use or abuse. Acceptance refers to bringing an open and willing attitude toward all internal experiences, even those which are uncomfortable. Commitment means actively working on what one truly cares about, even when pain is present. Each group session will include short educational components, group discussions, and experiential exercises. This is not a twelve-step program and does not require a commitment to abstinence. Group is full and started for Spring 2013 semester. Check back here for details on this group for the Fall 2013 semester or call Lori Brown at 826-3236.
Audio Meditations for this group are listed above under ACT for Anxiety and Depression.
Facilitators: Lori Brown & Shawn Silverstein
Whether you have lost a parent, a friend, a sibling, or someone else... the loss can feel disorienting and even overwhelming. This group will provide a supportive environment in which to talk about your loss with others who are also in the process of grieving and thus understand the pain that you are going through. You don't need to go through this on your own. Group meets Fridays 3-4:30 p.m.
Do you sometimes push people away or get too clingy? Do you have problems asking for what you want or saying “no” to what you don’t want to give? Do you have trouble grieving losses (such as a break-up) and moving on? Do you remain in relationships that you know are not good for you? Do you often push your feelings aside or become overwhelmed by your emotions? Are you interested in deepening your connections as well as figuring out what gets in your way? This group will help you to explore and strengthen how you relate to yourself and others in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Facilitators: Lori Brown & Liz Welton
Connect with others to know you are not alone. This group provides a safe, healing place to break the silence and move beyond secrecy, fear and shame. Fridays 1-2:30 p.m.
Our wellness and support activities are not counseling or psychotherapy groups and you need not be a client of the center to participate. These activities aim to promote health and connection in a supportive atomsphere. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities as often as they like-- every once in a while or weekly. Just show up!
Guided use of art materials to explore and express who you are. We will meet from 1-2 pm Wednesdays starting February 6, 2013 in the Rec and Wellness Center, room 122.
Mindfulness practice helps us slow down, regain our balance, and take things "one breath at a time..." Interested in learning some basic meditation skills and practicing those in a small group setting? You are invited to join a group open to all members of the HSU Community-- students, staff, faculty, and administration- and all levels of experience. We meet on Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in Recreation and Wellness Center, room 124.
Are you gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning your sexual orientation and/or gender identity? You are not alone. Come join us for a collaborative support group. The group is completely confidential and meets Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. in HSU Library 116.
Spring Book Group: Explore and improve your self-compassion with others, based on the reading and discussion of Self-Compassion, by Kristin Neff. We will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays starting February 6, 2013 in the Rec and Wellness Center, room 122.
Get off to the right start this year! Make a commitment to incorporating more "WELLNESS" activities into your life. Join our weekly walk where we aim to make positive connections, talk about our lives, and establish a fun walking routine. Exercise is proven to improve mood, help with stress management, and to activate the brain. The weekly walk takes place on Mondays noon to 1 p.m. Open to students, staff and faculty! Meet at the bench in front of the Student Health & Counseling Center. We leave promptly at noon.
A six week workshop series. Learn how to: Improve your conversational skills, communicate more effectively, interpret social cues, respond in difficult situations, and understand appropriateness in interactions. Contact Eliot Altschul for further information.
New workshops will be posted as they are scheduled. Be sure to check back for more info.
To sign up for workshops call or stop by our office in the Student Health, Wellness, and Counseling Center Building, 2nd floor, Room 205.
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