Group Counseling offers an individual a chance to understand feelings and change problem behaviors with the support of peers with similar concerns. Groups may focus on such topics as managing stress, nurturing relationships, dealing with alcohol or substance abuse, and many other topics.
Stress and Anxiety Management (Beginning September 19, 2013)
When: Thursday, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Where: Wellness Center
This group is designed to aid students who are dealing with general stress and anxiety by providing support and new techniques that help manage stress. The group will meet weekly, each meeting consisting of a support group element as well as psychoeducational information. Although this is an open group, each week will introduce new techniques on managing stress. The group will become closed once meeting the maximum number of students (8-10). The first week will be an introduction, where the group will discuss and formulate the rules of the group as well as go over issues of confidentiality. The first week will also have each member introduce themselves and discuss how stress/anxiety is impacting them. In the following weeks, psychoeducational information on stress/anxiety management as well as cognitive-behavioral interventions will be introduced. The objective of the psychoeducational information is to help students be aware of healthy vs. dysfunctional stress. The duration of this group is 10-12 weeks.
Some of the topics that will be covered are:
The group will be facilitated by Heather Hammock, College Counselor, with guest speakers. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Adrienne Traylor at (434-223-6411) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding a Balance During Stressful Times (Beginning September 23, 2013)
Learn down-to-earth practices that can center and transform your life
When: Monday, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. weekly sessions
Where: Wellness Center, HSC
Cynthia Devlin, Licensed Professional Counselor, HSC COUNSELING CENTER, will guide sessions which include holistic methids to reduce anxiety and depression, relax, focus, and cultivate emotional wellness, Join us any or all Mondays!
JUST ONE THING by Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain, is the book recommended for the sessions and on sale at HSC Bookstore. (optional) By tapping into your potential each week you will discover how to create greater well-being and peace of mind. Brain-training practices help you be more effective at college and at home, including in relationships.
If you are interested in attending any of these sessions or want more information, contact Cynthia Devlin(434-603-7905) or simply notify Adrienne Traylor(434-223-6411) in the Wellness Center that you will be coming.
JUST ONE THING:
Start your morning with a simple 15 minute mindfulness practice
When: 8:05-8:25 A.M. Friday mornings
Where: The Wellness Center, HSC
Each morning we will focus on one practice to reinforce being good for yourself, focusing on a meditative way to change your brain for the better, e.g. "noticing you're all right now", "seeing the good in yourself" and "letting go". Learn a simple meditation practice in the flow.
Show up any or all Fridays! You're very welcome to join us for this brief and powerful start.
The group willl be facilitated by Counseling Center's Cynthia B. Devlin, L.P.C.
"Big changes start with just one thing" Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain and Just one Thing.