Support and Therapy Groups

CCPH Groups and Workshops Summer 2015


KORU: MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP

Wednesdays: 3 – 4:30 p.m., June 3, 10, 17 and Tuesday, June 23

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)

Balancing Life and Graduate School: Grad Student Support Group

Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m., starting mid-June

Relationship Group

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., starting mid-June

(open to undergraduate and graduate students)

Dissertation/Thesis Support Group

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., starting mid-June

 

Past Groups and Workshops (these and others may be offered in Fall 2015)


MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION WORKSHOP

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

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)

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.

ANXIETY AND RELATIONSHIPS

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

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

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

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.

LIVING WITH LOSS GROUP

Support group for undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced the loss of someone close. Exploration of coping skills, and mutual sharing will be encouraged.

LGBTQIA COMMUNITY DISCUSSION AND SUPPORT GROUP

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

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