Workshops & Open Groups

Adulting 101
Care For Yourself: Workshop Series
Emotional Wisdom
Failing Forward Fridays
Grief & Loss Workshop
Let’s Talk Tuesdays
Love is Love: LGBTQ+ Campus Forum
Mindful Yoga
Quarantine & Connect
Old School
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR Training)
Sleep Clinic
Safe Space Training

You do NOT have to be a current client of the Counseling Center to attend workshops!

Adulting 101

About Adulting 101…

Thursdays at 12:00 PM
ONLINE via Google Meet
Hosted by Ms. Nikita Robinson and Mr. Jamal Hailey

Come talk about tips and skills for successful adulting. These workshops will help you be successful as you transition into being a successful adult!

Topics for September 2020:
September 3rd, 2020: Pandemic Stress Management
September 10th, 2020: Presenting…Me!
September 17th, 2020: Setting Goals
September 24th, 2020: Setting Boundaries
Care for Yourself Workshop

Care For Yourself

About Care For Yourself…

Second Tuesday of every month
ONLINE via Google Meet
Hosted by Ms. Tatiana Smith

Join us for virtual conversations focusing on self-care, stress management, and other mental health topics!

Topics for Fall 2020:
Tuesday, September 15th: How to Cope After a Triggering Event
Tuesday, October 13th: Maintaining Your Peace
Tuesday, November 17th: Navigating the Political Climate as a Member of an Underrepresented Population
Tuesday, December 8th: De-stigmatizing Mental Health and Mental Wellness
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Emotional Wisdom

About Emotional Wisdom…

Starting Wednesday, August 26th
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Dr. Katie Jones and Ms. Becca Smith

If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression and would benefit from learning or reviewing emotional wisdom such as relaxation, mindfulness, cognitive tools to battle anxiety or depression, emotion regulation, and/or social anxiety, this could be the seminar for you! Seminars are designed with the “Learn by Doing” principle. Learn and practice exercises together so that you gain confidence using these skills in your daily life to manage stress, anxiety, and depression. Participate at your level of comfort. Topics will cover the same information but are offered on two different days to try and accommodate some scheduling conflicts.

August 26th: Cognitive Toolkit for Anxiety
September 2nd: Emotional Regulation
September 9th: Intro to Mindfulness
September 16th: Distress Tolerance
September 23rd: Stress Management
September 30th: Social Anxiety
October 7th: Cognitive Toolkit for Depression
October 14th: Emotional Regulation
October 21st: Intro to Mindfulness
October 28th: Distress Tolerance
November 4th: Self-Compassion
November 11th: Cognitive Toolkit for Anxiety
November 18th: Stress Management
December 2nd: TBD
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Failing Forward Fridays

About Failing Forward Fridays…

Starting Fall 2020 semester…
Fridays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Dr. Lauren Patterson & Ms. Paige Ziegler

An open support group for students who have experienced failure or fear failure. Goals of the support group include to increase skills for overcoming failure, coping with distressing feelings, and gain emotional support from peers.
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Grief & Loss Workshop

About Grief & Loss Workshop…

Starting 9/21/2020…
Mondays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Amanda Kort

Grief is hard work and can be eased by the support of others. Find comfort, validation, and the knowledge that you are not alone.
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Let’s Talk Tuesdays

About Let’s Talk Tuesdays…

Starting Fall 2020 semester…
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Mr. Arty Allen

Let’s Talk Tuesdays is an informal forum where you can ask a counselor questions about boundaries, self-care, communication, relationships, and counseling that you have always been curious about but never had the chance to ask.
Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Love is Love: LGBTQ+ Campus Forum

About LGBTQ+ Campus Forum…

Starting August 17th…
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Mr. Adam Hogue

Created in partnership with the the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Georgia Southern, the LGBTQ+ Campus Forum provides a venue for students to connect and discuss experiences as gender and sexual minority students at Georgia Southern University. Using a person centered lens — and with attention given to intersection of identities –this will be a supportive space to discuss relevant issues, and to discuss information and skills to navigate these lived experiences. Participants will come together for one hour, drop-in weekly meetings. 
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About Meditation…

Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
ONLINE via Google Meet
Hosted by Ms. Angela Landers and Mr. Jamal Hailey

The research is out, and meditation has shown to have huge psychological and emotional benefits. Each session will include use of breathing techniques, a body scan, mindfulness, and a guided meditation. You’ll also learn how to incorporate meditation into your daily life and common barriers to creating space for meditation.
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Mindful Yoga

About Mindful Yoga…

Wednesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ONLINE via Google Meet
Hosted by Ms. Angela Landers and Dr. Gemma Skuraton

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.

YouTube video about Mindful Yoga at Georgia Southern University
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Quarantine & Connect

About Quarantine & Connect…

Mondays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Becca Smith

Quarantine & Connect is a drop-in workshop for GS students currently in quarantine because they have COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who has tested positive. It can be stressful to be quarantined while still trying to attend classes and keep up with class work. This workshop will help you connect to others and provide tips on how to cope during this time.
The workshops will rotate between four topics:

Focus on the Present – People who are sick or not able to be in their normal routine commonly focus on the future and just want to be better. They think about what they are missing or how they may be falling behind. They want to get back in their routine now. This workshop will help you be mindful in the moment and focus on what you can do in the present to take care of yourself.

Managing Emotions – Being in quarantine can cause many different feelings, including anxiety and/or depression. Recognizing these feelings is the first step to managing them, owning them and moving through them. This workshop will help you figure out what you are feeling and how to best manage the boredom, loneliness and frustration of being in quarantine.

Take Control – One of the most frustrating aspects of being sick or in quarantine is that it can make you feel powerless. While you may not be able to go back to your routine right now, you can make conscious choices. This workshop will help you decide what is within your control right now.

Visualize a Healthy You – Don’t underestimate the power of visualization. Studies have shown that when we visualize an action it stimulates the same regions of our brain as when we actually perform that action. This workshop will help you learn how to use visualization to relax, get back in a good routine, and feel stronger/healthier again.
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Old School

About Old School…

Starting in September…
Thursdays, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
ONLINE via Google Meet
Hosted by Ms. Amanda Kort

A supportive meet-up for non-traditional students who are ages 25 and up.
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Sleep Clinic

About Sleep Clinic

Starting in September…
Third Wednesday of Every Month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
September 16th, October 21st, November 18th, December 16th
ONLINE via Google Meet
Hosted by Dr. Lauren Patterson

Getting good sleep is incredibly important for our overall health and well-being! Sleep Clinic is a two-hour workshop focused on learning ways to improve sleep. The workshop utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, including improving sleep routines, increasing relaxation, and changing thoughts about sleep. Prior Registration Required.
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First Friday of Every Month
September 4th, October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Nikita Robinson and Ms. Jeanne McGowan

A monthly workshop series using guided discussions and activities for real conversation on mental health and well-being
TRIO PUSH Fall 2020

Last updated: 9/23/2020