Working with Yourself to Calm Your Anxiety

When: Wednesdays 2-3pm starting September 13th
Duration: 5 sessions
Facilitator: Sam Edward, LCSW
Place: zoom
Description: Do you have anxieties and worries? Do you wish you could calm them down – at least a little? Our weekly workshop will offer participants opportunities to learn how to recognize signals of their anxiety and overcome fears of them; students will also acquire relaxation techniques and other tools for calming themselves.

Women Seeking Safety

When: Thursdays, 10am, Starting September 21st
Duration: 6 weeks
Facilitator: Sandy Vaughn, LCSW
Place: in person
Description: Seeking Safety is an open, drop-in group open to all interested women. Come for just one session or join us weekly for topics that rotate. Participants will learn and practice science-based techniques and coping skills to increase their sense of emotional safety in the present and future (versus the past). Topics will rotate weekly including assertiveness, boundary setting in relationships, asking for help, taking back your power, coping with triggers, and creating meaning and purpose.

Stress and Worry: Exploration of Techniques

When: Tuesdays 1-2pm starting Nov 7th
Duration: 6 sessions
Facilitator: Vanessa de Brer, LCSW
Place: In person at Student Health Services
Description: Feeling stressed or worrying too much? Now more than ever, there is an increased awareness and understanding of just how much stress and sometimes worry can affect our lives. We’ll look at where stress comes from, our responses to stress, and its effects on our health. We’ll find ways to manage our stress and worry through examining our thinking patterns and engaging in weekly meditation and breathing strategies. We’ll review some Cognitive Behavioral techniques, explore worry, self-care practices, healthy boundaries, and time management and motivation approaches.

RIO: Recognition, Insight and Openness

When: Mondays, 11am starting October 23rd
Duration: 3 weeks
Facilitator: Sachi Uchimaru, LCSW
Place: zoom
Description: The RIO program is a set of three 50-minute sessions in a group format in which you will learn tips, tools and strategies for understanding and managing difficult emotions, dealing with negative thoughts, focusing your energy, and setting and reaching your personal goals.

Building Connections

When: Tuesdays at 12 pm starting Oct 3rd
Duration: 6 weeks
Facilitator: Marielle Ferreboeuf, LCSW
Place: Student Health Center
Description: Learn ways to combat the social isolation you may feel as a result of post-COVID life and living in a digital world. During this 6-week group, we will gather to share the ways in which our social lives have been impacted by the isolation we all experienced during the height of the COVID pandemic. We will also explore the impact technology has on our social lives. This group is designed to provide students with tools to build and strengthen social relationships in order to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness. Let’s get together IRL to support each other in re-connecting!