The email is a listing of all of the great support group offerings by the staff from the Counseling Center this spring semester. If your student might benefit from participating encourage your student to attend. Most groups start this week!
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One of the difficult aspects of having a problem is the isolation and subsequent loneliness/frustration that comes with it. Our social skills are often diminished at a time when our energy may also be compromised. We need someone to talk to, and often no one is there. This is why support groups are formed.
The students you will meet at a support group have gone through some-thing similar to what you have. They may be months or years ahead of you, and may have valuable advice and in-sights to help you see a clear path into your future. They may be months be-hind you, and might help you to see how far you’ve progressed.
What Is a Support Group?
1. Last Call
Last Call is a Substance Abuse Support Group for students who are suffering from the effects of their own substance abuse, suffering from the secondary effects of someone else’s abuse, and for students who are simply curious and want to learn more about their own difficulties with drugs and/or alcohol. Abstinence from substances is not required.
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30, in Room 302, 3rd floor Robert Scott Small Building
Leader: Michael Belk and Sarah Deyhle
This group involves individuals coming togeth-er to discuss and identify ways of resolving problems they are experiencing in current
relationships with their boyfriends/girlfriends, spouse, family member, roommate, etc.
Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 in Stern Center Room 409
Leader: Dr. Blythe Farish-Ferrer
The desire to eat or to withhold food can often feel overwhelming for those who struggle with an Eating Disorder. This group offers support to help you with your individual goals.
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00, in the Group Room of the Counseling Center
Leader: Dr. Alysha Buonerba
A support group for individuals who have experienced any kind of loss, death, broken relationship, job loss, etc. The sessions will help you understand the many stages of grief and will help you find ways to move on with your life. The group will be open to new members throughout the semester.
Thursdays 11:30-12:30, in the Group Room of the Counseling Center
Leader: Mary Capers
5. Stress-Coping Series
Negative stress is a part of life. However, high stress levels can interfere with the most important parts of our lives (i.e. relation-ships, mood, energy, physical health,
enjoying life, and ability to focus). Some-times, especially when something in our lives changes, we need to bolster our stress-coping skills. This group is highly interactive.
Discussions and activities include research-based methods for dealing with negative stress. We will discuss anxiety, adjusting to new situations, relationships, fun things to do, problem solving, and acceptance.
Fridays 2:00-3:00, Room 302, 3rd floor Rob-ert Scott Small Bldg.
Leader: To be announced
6. Got Purpose?
This is a discussion group format to facilitate student inquiry into questions about purpose and meaning for their life. Benefits include greater self-awareness, clearer focus on what courses, majors, careers, and life goals to pur-sue. Feel free to bring lunch. Space is limited to the first 12 students to sign up. Please call 953-5640 to sign up.
Every other Thursday 12:30-2:00, in Room 321 of the Stern Center
Leader: Dr. Frank Budd
7. Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy will give you an opportunity to tune into your feelings, thoughts, and physical body. This will allow you to capture the “Whole Mind and Body Connection.” We will start this group with a 30 minute yoga practice and delve into open discussion utiliz-ing yogic philosophies and psychotherapy modalities. This group is a great way to un-cover hidden patterns of thoughts, increase self-awareness, and increase your mood!
Tuesdays 2:00-3:00, in Room 319, 3rd Floor Robert Scott Small Bldg.
Leader: Aimee Koon
Why a Support Group?
Support groups are one way to meet people who are in the same boat you are in.
Besides helping you realize that you are not alone, support groups offer you a number of ser-vices and benefits. You can:
Share your feelings and hear the experiences of others
Understand and be understood by others in similar circumstances
Learn through the experience of others and through professional resources
Discover new ways of dealing with your own symptoms and problems
Renew your sense of hope in dealing with changes to your lifestyle
Make new friends and to break down feelings of isolation
DAYS AND TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
PLEASE DO NOT LET THAT DISSUADE YOU FROM PARTICIPATING IN A GROUP
For Any of These Groups
Please Call (843) 953-5640
Many groups will accept new members at any time throughout the year.
Located on the 3rd Floor of the Robert Scott Small Bldg.