Group counseling offers a safe space to gain awareness of yourself and others. The experience can reduce loneliness, normalize life events, promote change, and teach new relationship skills. Groups help us learn how to connect with our own feelings while in the presence of others.
Research has shown that group therapy is just as effective, if not more effective, than individual counseling, as it allows a space for connection, shared healing, and a chance to practice behaviors and actions within the safety and security of a group.
Confidentiality in a group setting is often a worry and a deterrence from trying it out. Outside of the privacy standards that all participants agree to, in general most participants will honor your privacy and respect your healing journey. You are able to decide when and how you want to engage in a group- showing up and just listening is a perfect way to engage until you feel ready to participate. Honor your own pace!
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For more information or to sign up for a group, contact us by emailing email@example.com, calling 573-341-4211, or visiting 204 Norwood Hall.
Explore and discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities in a safe environment, create new perspectives and experiences of mindful body acceptance, build confidence about how you look and who you are. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Wednesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Art, music, writing and even dance are excellent ways to work through our emotions, and have been used for that purpose for thousands of years. In this group we will use a different project each week to work through our own individual emotions using shared prompts. Each person will complete their own project and you will have the opportunity to discuss the experience and share our work if you so choose. This group is not an educational group, but will be focused on working through our feelings creatively in a group setting, so some discussion of personal experience is encouraged but not mandatory.This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Fridays 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn ways to emotionally regulate through connecting with nature. Explore the benefits of mindfully immersing the mental/physical self into outdoor experiences. This group will encourage activity, meet outdoors frequently, encourage earthing, and build a better sense of how you can regulate your emotions thought interacting with items in nature such as trees, plants, animals and so many other things the outdoors have to offer. This group is led by a counselor and is a six-session series.
Spring 2023: Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm (beginning March 15th, 2023)
These workshops will help participants be gritty, build resilience, strengthen relationships, deepen their sense of meaning and purpose, and help them cope with stressors and challenges. Activities and exercises--backed by research--aim to improve health and happiness and are led by a Health Educator. This group is led by a staff member.
Spring 2023: Thursdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm, 202 Norwood Hall
Explore relationship challenges that lead to feelings of anxiety or depression while working to be healthy, create boundaries, and resolve conflicts positively. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Mondays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience the encouragement of others in the LGBTQ+ community and support each other on the journey through college and beyond. Possible group activities include navigating college issues, sharing local & nationwide supports, practicing healthy self-care habits, processing stress & practicing coping skills, role-playing difficult conversations, discussing healthy dating practices, and much more. This group is led by a staff member.
Spring 2023: Mondays 10:00am - 11:00am and Thursdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 201 Norwood Hall
Explore your behaviors, reflect on ideas for change, avoid negative consequences related to drugs and alcohol, and experience the support of a safe group. This is not an abstinence-only group. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Mondays 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Miner Support Network is a student-led campus organization that works to de-stigmatize mental health through confidential, weekly, peer-facilitated groups while holistically working to create an inclusive community dedicated to empathy, trust, and relationship building through network-wide stress-busting events.
Learn more and sign up here.
Spring 2023: Thursday 2:00pm - 3:00pm, 201 Norwood Hall (Miner Oasis)
For people whose brain differences affect how their brain works. Learn to cope with the diagnosis and symptoms while seeking practical solutions. Focus on different strengths and challenges presented in students with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, and, ADHD.
Spring 2023: Wednesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm
ProjectConnect is a fun, 6-session student-led program now being offered on campus aimed at helping students build social connections and community on campus. Students meet in groups of 4-6 over the course of six 1-hour sessions, and engage in a series of thought-provoking questions and fun activities, ending with a group event. Sign ups are at the beginning of each semester. Learn more and sign up here.
Spring 2023: Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pm, 302 Library
Watch a wrap-up video from the Fall 2021 Final Group Event here!
Experience a highly structured group for students with the goal of reducing PTSD symptoms and increasing feelings of personal safety. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Learn what “self-care” really means and how you can start practicing it every day to help you manage stress and increase your overall well-being. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How well do you know yourself? Transitioning from home life with parents and siblings is a huge milestone! Maybe you’ve travelled from another state or country? This can be an exciting and scary time all at once. It’s also a period of life when you are redefining yourself and shifting into adulthood. Come learn more about this process and yourself, meet new people, and possibly make new friends along the way. This group is led by a counseling practicum student.
Spring 2023: Wednesdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm (beginning March 22, 2023)
Reduce social anxiety, gain confidence, and practice skills in a safe and supportive setting. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: TBD
Learn the mechanisms that start and stop anxiety. Engage with a support network of peers sharing similar experiences, learning ways to STOPP (Stop, Take a break, Observe, Pull back, Practice) anxiety. Create a personal toolbox of coping skills that will help you grow personally and professionally when facing stressful situations. This group will encourage experiential activities, creative expression, mindful based activities, humor, and connection with your inner self. This group is led by a counselor.
Spring 2023: Tuesdays 9:00am - 10:00am
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