Groups & Workshops – Spring 2017
Last updated 1/18/17
Please note: a completed intake session is required for membership to Counseling Center groups.
To set up an appointment or request more information, please call the GSU Counseling Center at 912-478-5541.
PDF OF SPRING 2017 GROUP LIST – TIMES/DATES
Understanding Self & Others
This is a group for students wanting a better understanding of their authentic self & how they interact with and relate to others. Particular issues addressed include feelings, thoughts, mood, relationships, letting go, setting healthy boundaries, and family of origin dynamics.
Who Am I?
This group will address common existential issues such as identity, adjustment to college life, and freedom to make choices about who we are. The group will focus on thoughts and feelings about responsibilities, values, goals, isolation, fear, interpersonal relationships and finding our authentic self. This group is valuable for any student in search of meaning and purpose in life.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
This group introduces mindfulness and meditation as a way to cope with stress in a healthy way. Topics include the mind-body connection, self-compassion, and gratitude. This group involves both experiential exercises (i.e., various guided meditations) as well as an opportunity to connect with one another via open conversations.
Coping Skills Group
Do you find it challenging to cope with uncomfortable feelings (e.g., intense anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, emptiness) or thoughts? Learn how to have a different relationship with your thoughts and feelings, in order to live more fully in the moment and act in accordance with your values.
W.O.R.T.H – Women Owning & Reclaiming Their Heroine
Join us as we read essays from Marianna Williamson’s A Woman’s Worth. In this group, we’ll reclaim our feminine worth and identity and explore the internal and external forces that lead to a denial of what we possess as women. With the support of each other and the guidance of A Woman’s Worth, we’ll inspire and empower our true self to rise up and own the worth that is inherent within us.
DBT Skills Group
If you are experiencing a wide range of emotions within any given day or time, feeling that you are acting and reacting based on your moods, and/or are looking for skills to help better regulate your moods and your relationships with others… this is the group for you! Time will be spent exploring your emotions and thoughts while also providing skills to find a balance between them! Skills will include distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal skill building.
For Colored Girls
This groups seeks to make minorities the majority by creating safe colored spaces and engaging in courageous conversations. We hope to give voice to the emotions you may have silenced in our interpersonal process group designed exclusively for women of color. The group may discuss general topics such as relationships, stereotypes, spirituality, belongingness, sexuality, minority stress, and success through the lens of women of color. The group also promises to provide coping skills to navigate life as a woman of color.
Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM) Therapy Group
This is a group for gender and sexual minorities (e.g., gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) or those questioning their sexual and/or gender identity. In group, we will discuss general issues like depression, anxiety, loneliness, and family concerns, as well as GSM-specific concerns of coming out, homophobia, and managing relationships in a predominately heterosexual world.
Mindful Yoga for Anxiety, Trauma, & Depression
Learn yoga postures to cope with anxiety, depression, and trauma as we explore the mind-body connection together. Breathing and meditation techniques will also be a focus of this interactive group. No previous yoga experience needed. You need only an openness to self-awareness and new experiences. Join us to learn how stabilizing your body and breath can lead to stabilizing your emotional self.
Navigating College with Confidence
This group is designed for individuals experiencing significant social anxiety or difficulty relating to others. Through a hybrid of education, interactive practice, and processing, we will build social skills and self-confidence. Topics will include cognitive restructuring, nonverbal skills, initiating social contacts, assertiveness, building friendships and public speaking. The group may also address self-advocacy in navigating college for individuals learning to live independently.
Graduate/Non-Traditional Student Process Group
This is a therapy group for graduate and non-traditional students who are dealing with a wide-range of personal concerns (ages 23+). This group will help students work through difficulties and help them to build strengths and skills by establishing a supportive community for sharing struggles and supporting others in their individual challenges. Members are open to exploring many topics, which may include: understanding and acceptance, changing current behaviors, developing better ways of coping, creating balance in personal and professional demands, finding and maintaining motivation, time management, perfectionism, procrastination, and learning effective interpersonal skills.
Last updated: 1/18/2017