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Workshops & Open Groups

Statesboro Location Workshops & Open Groups

You do NOT have to be a current client of the Counseling Center to attend workshops, and no appointment is required. Just drop-in!

Spring 2020


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Creative Coping

ONLINE FORMAT COMING SOON with Arty Allen

Come explore yourself and your world through expressive arts and crafts. Materials are provided and all skill levels are welcome. Topics we will explore include: Personal Values, Boundaries, Relationships, Self-Care, Stress Management, and more. We hope you come and create with us!


Emotional Wisdom

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 ONLINE FORMAT COMING SOON with Adam Gregory & Erika Sledge

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.


Let’s Talk Tuesdays Open Forum (Suspended)

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Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm, Residence Hall Common Areas, with Arty Allen

Living on your own is hard. Living with roommates can be harder, not to mention all the other demands you are juggling. If you have ever wondered, “How do I effectively communicate with my roommate?” or “Is it normal to be nervous about going to my professor’s office hours for the first time?” or “What’s the deal with ‘self-care’ or counseling anyway?” then drop on by and Let’s Talk. 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


LGBTQ+ Campus Forum (Suspended)

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm, Carroll Building Room 2288 (WGSS Suite) with Adam Hogue

LGBTQ+ Campus Forum provides a venue for students to connect and discuss experiences as gender 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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Mindful Yoga

ONLINE FORMAT COMING SOON, with Angela Landers & 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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Sleep Clinic

ONLINE April 17, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm with 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.


Armstrong Location Workshops & Open Groups

Spring 2020

Emotional Wisdom (Suspended)

Thursdays, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, Counseling Center, with Becca Smith

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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.


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Grief and Loss Support Workshop (Suspended)

Beginning February 17, Mondays, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, University Hall Room 105, with Amanda Kort

The mourning of a loved one is challenging and can remain challenging for a long time. This workshop, open to all students who experience loss, provides grief education in a supportive setting. Come learn coping skills and gain a supportive network in the process. Grief can be eased by the support of others. Attend this workshop to find comfort, validation, and the knowledge that you are not alone.


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P.U.S.H. Moments TRIO Workshop Series (Suspended)

Select Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm, TRIO Lounge, Soms Hall Room 208, with Jeanne McGowan

Want to learn how to PUSH through those difficult moments? With focused activities & discussions, this monthly workshop series promotes personal growth & development through self-exploration along a variety of topics.

  • Dates & Topics:
    • 2/7: “A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.” (Malay proverb)
      • Topic: Grit
    • 3/6: “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay.” (Maya Angelou)
      • Topic: Hope
    • 4/3: “I do not have dusks. I do not have a row. I have squirrels, and they are at a rave.” (Unknown)
      • Topic: Balance

Last updated: 3/26/2020