Health Education & Groups

This page will be updated each quarter with the groups that are being offered by Student Wellness Services, as well as the health education offerings from our clinic!

Groups Offered Fall Quarter 2019

A variety of psycho-educational, therapy, and support groups are offered each quarter. To sign up, visit Student Wellness Services' Evaluation and Referral Services (EARS) in Sem 1 2110. ​

Monday

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Therapy, an integrative model of Eastern and Western perspectives, is designed to regulate ruminative and destructive thought/emotion and bring an enduring mental wellbeing in our lives. The aim is to understand and develop core mindfulness-based interventions for personal anxiety and depression, which interfere with daily functioning in many areas of life such as school, work, relationships, community involvement, and activism. The Mindfulness-Based Therapy group activities will include core practices of formal/informal mindfulness, two modes of mind (being and doing), identification of automatic reactions, body scanning, identification of ruminative thought and its function in relapse, thought/emotion regulation, self-compassion, openness, and taking kind actions. This group is intended for individuals who are experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms, either for the first time or for reoccurring symptoms, as well as for those seeking prevention of these symptoms.

  • Facilitated by: Jamyang Tsultrim, LMHC
  • Mondays from 3:00PM - 4:30PM
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: Student Wellness Services

Tuesday

Sea Change: A Support Group for Older New & Returning Students

This is a support group for older students who are returning or starting college after being out of school for a while.  The group will provide a welcoming place to relax, eat your lunch, and meet with other students who are also navigating the challenges of being In college as an older student.

  • Facilitated by: Leslie Johnson, MSW
  • Tuesdays from 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: Library Basement Room 0406

Can You Relate?

Can You Relate is a group to help you examine and build healthier relationships with friends, partners, parents, co-workers, and peers. Group members will support each other in learning and exploring good communication skills, and establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries - all while honoring your individual, unique you!

  • Facilitated by: Leslie Johnson, MSW
  • Tuesdays from 4:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: Student Wellness Services

Wednesday

Path to Wellness

Compassion Focused Therapy is based on the recent research that our brain is naturally hardwired to respond with kindness, compassion and a sense of collaboration, rather than with self-criticism, self-loathing and competitiveness to achieve personal and social wellbeing and accomplishment in life. The research results have also shown the effectiveness of compassion and self-compassion for reducing symptoms of clinical conditions such as depression and anxiety as well as trauma. Compassion and self-compassion broaden positive attitudes and qualities in practitioners’ lives. This group program includes foundation practices of focused attention, open awareness and relaxation methods, actual practices of loving-kindness, self-compassion, compassion, gratitude or rejoicing, thought/emotion regulation, resilience and expanding practices of positive attitudes/qualities toward prosocial activities. Participants will learn methods to cultivate healthier perspectives and relationships regarding their bodies, feelings, thoughts and emotions, and interactions with others.

  • Facilitated by: Jamyang Tsultrim, LMHC
  • Wednesdays from 3:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: Student Wellness Services

Coping Skills for Trauma using Art & Narrative

This group helps us build a toolkit for coping for with trauma by utilizing art and writing.  We will learn grounding skills to use in moments of distress and have a weekly space to practice new self-care skills.

  • Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHC
  • Wednesdays from 5:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: Student Wellness Services

Autism Support Group

The Autism Support Role Play and Gaming Group is a group for any student who is on the autism spectrum (and those that are there to support us.) This group will give you a place where you can safely talk about things that are bothering you, make new friends, and have an amazing time. Games are always provided, and you’re always welcome to bring any games you want to play. Once a month this group will also include social skills training, which will be conducted by Leslie Johnson, MSW, from Student Wellness Services. Participants will determine what the group looks like, and what activities and discussions are had each week. We are here for you to stop by whenever you desire. The drop in style of this group means that anyone can stop by at any time, and you can attend meetings when you feel you need it—without feeling like you have to attend every meeting.

  • Facilitated by: Leslie Johnson, MSW
  • Wednesdays from 5:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Starting Week 1
  • Location: Library Basement Room 0406

Thursday

Creative Self-Care Workshop

Develop and implement a sustainable self-care practice utilizing art and creativity to improve overall wellness and a greater feeling of balance in life.  This group is for students of all levels of artistic ability, and is geared toward those who do not currently utilize art in their self-care practice.

  • Facilitated by: Beth Schuurmans, LMHCA 
  • Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:30PM​
  • Weeks 3, 5, 7
  • Location: Student Wellness Services

Friday

LGBTQQIA2P Relationship Skills

This skill-building group/workshop looks at understanding healthy and unhealthy by building communication and conflict resolution abilities for students who identify in the LGBTQQIA2P spectrum. This group will also address intimate partner violence and bystander skills. Come talk about relationships and how we can better equip ourselves and our communities to care for one another and thrive.

  • Facilitated by: Beth Schuurmans, LMHCA 
  • Fridays from 11:00AM - 1:00PM ​
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: Student Wellness Services

Eco Therapy

Studies show that connection to our natural environment can reduce anxiety, improve mood, restore attention, and increase resilience.  This group will work in relationship with our natural surroundings to help us build skills to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression.  Activities will include forest walks, activities to learn mindfulness and coping skills, and group processing time, all while immersed in the beauty of the Evergreen woods.

  • Facilitated by: Quinn Russell, LMHC
  • Fridays from 11:00AM - 1:00PM ​
  • Starting Week 3
  • Location: The Evergreen Woods

TAO

An easy to access online program that provides support for anxiety, depression and other common concerns. TAO includes videos and complete skill-building exercises. Sign up here.