KORU MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOPS
Mondays: 5 – 6:30 p.m., 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/ 9
Tuesdays: 5 – 6:30 p.m., 10/ 6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27
Four-session free workshops open to any undergraduate and graduate student who is feeling pressured or stressed or is having difficulty enjoying life. Participants will learn mindfulness and meditation practices to help calm and focus the mind. Participants must attend all 4 sessions. Students register directly by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Ongoing free support group for undergraduate and graduate students. Members will have the opportunity to build community, support each other, and discuss issues including romantic relationships, friendships, academic stress, and masculine identity. Co-sponsored by the UMass Men and Masculinities Center. Contact Tom Schiff at email@example.com or call 577-5133.
EMOTIONAL WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
Mondays 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Session 1: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19
Session 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
Four-session free skills-based workshop open to undergraduate and graduate students. Learn to manage intense emotions by identifying triggers, and learning practical and empowering coping strategies. Participants must attend all four sessions. Students register directly by contacting Elle Berch-Heyman, LICSW at firstname.lastname@example.org
GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP
Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Support group for undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. In a supportive environment, members will have the opportunity to share their experiences and feelings. Exploration of coping skills and mutual sharing will be encouraged. Led by Chris Shanky, LICSW, email@example.com.
FAMILY STRESS GROUP
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Support group for students who would like to explore the ways in which they are impacted by common family issues, including parental divorce, blended families, illness in the family, substance use, mental health issues, and family conflict. Led by Jessi Bond, LICSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQIA COMMUNITY SUPPORT & DISCUSSION GROUP
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m.
The UMass Stonewall Center, in partnership with the CCPH, is hosting a weekly drop-in group for students who want to talk about their experiences as members of the LGBTQIA community. Open to new members throughout the semester. Contact Hillary Montague-Asp, 545-4867 or email@example.com
TRANS AND GENDER-NONCONFORMING STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 p.m. beginning 10/15
Free and open to all UMass students who identify on the trans spectrum. Facilitated by Ethan Suniewick, a trans-identified therapist. Sponsored by the Stonewall Center and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health. To register or for more information, please contact Genny at the Stonewall Center: firstname.lastname@example.org or 545-4826.
Thursdays 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Ongoing group for undergraduate students. Build connections in a supportive and safe environment while exploring issues including self-esteem, relationships, anxiety and school adjustment. Led by Frank DeZenzo, LICSW at email@example.com.
WOMEN’S GRADUATE GROUP
Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
On-going experiential personal growth group using psychodrama and action methods. Group focus is on self-exploration and expression, improving interpersonal relationships, managing anxiety, balancing multiple roles, and addressing obstacles to completing dissertations/theses. Led by Julia Moss, Ph.D., MSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECTIONS IN COLOR: A Group Where Students of Color Can Find Their UMass Voice
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. - Wilder Hall 201.
Supportive space for students of color to come together, talk and learn while engaging in discussions regarding the academic and social pressures of being a student at UMass. Discussions will focus on mental health and wellness, improving self-esteem and confidence, building and improving relationships, and more. Drop-in group; no RSVP needed to join. Co-sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS). Led by Linda Scott, Ph.D. and Oscar Collins ME.d . Contact email@example.com.
MANAGING ANXIETY-MIND/BODY WORKSHOPS
Section 1: Wednesdays 3:00-4:30; 9/30, 10/7, 10/14
Section 2: Thursdays 3:00-4:30; 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
Section 3: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30; 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
Three-session free workshops open to undergraduate and graduate students who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety. Learn and practice mind/body strategies to reduce stress, panic, and worry. Register directly by contacting Julia Moss, Ph.D., MSW, firstname.lastname@example.org.