Support and Therapy Groups

CCPH Groups and Workshops Spring 2015


Skills Workshops

KORU: MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP

Tuesdays: 5–6:30 p.m., February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10
Thursdays: 12-1:30 p.m., February 19, 26, March 5, March 12 (Campus Center)

Four-session free workshop 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 korumindfulness@umass.edu)

COPING SKILLS WORKSHOP FOR MANAGING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

March 4, 11, 25 and April 1
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:15 (Hills North)

Four-session free skills-based workshop open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Increase your ability 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  jbarnard@uhs.umass.edu)

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP (Drop-In)

Tuesdays and Wednesdays , 12:00-1:00 (Hills North) 
Drop-in: February 3 through April 29

Learn relaxation and mindfulness skills, tips to help with sleep and anxiety, and strategies to help you manage your life. Learn about on-campus resources that might be of help, and ways to get more support. Come once or many times to this free drop-in workshop.


Groups

ANXIETY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Mondays, 2:00-3:30 (Hills North)

Experiential undergraduate group focused on exploring the impact of anxiety on interpersonal relationships.  Members will develop and practice communication skills, learn to challenge irrational beliefs, and increase self-acceptance.

WOMEN’S GRADUATE GROUP

Tuesdays, 3-4:30 (Hills North)

Process-oriented ongoing therapy group for women graduate students focused on self-acceptance and self-exploration, finding balance in one’s life, dealing with anxiety, dissertations, and managing interpersonal relationships.

MEN, TALKING

Tuesdays, 2:30-3:45 (Thoreau Hall)

Ongoing 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. (Open to new members throughout the semester)

LIVING WITH ANXIETY GROUP

Wednesdays, 3:30-5 (Hills North)

Ongoing support group open to undergraduates who are dealing with anxiety related to school, friendships, family life, relationships, and other areas. Members will learn ways to manage and cope with anxiety related to daily life. The group focus will be on mindfulness practices, skill building, and processing and exploration of life issues.

LGBTQIA COMMUNITY DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 (Wilder Hall)

The UMass Stonewall Center, in partnership with the CCPH, is hosting a weekly drop-in support group for students who want to talk about their experiences as members of the LGBTQIA community. Contact Hillary, 413-545-4824 for info. (Open to new members throughout the semester)

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Thursdays, 3:30-5 (Hills North)

Ongoing group for undergraduate students. Build connections in a supportive and safe environment while exploring issues including self-esteem, relationships, anxiety and school adjustment.


Summer 2015

KORU: MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP

Wednesdays: 3 – 4:30 p.m., May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17

Four-session free workshop 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 korumindfulness@umass.edu)