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!

Fall 2019

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Educating Depression

Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm, Counseling Center (Ms. Erika Sledge)

Psychoeducation, the goal of which is to help people better understand (and become accustomed to living with) mental health conditions, is considered to be an essential aspect of all therapy programs. If would like to understand the challenges you are facing, learn your own personal strengths, and feel more in control of your emotions, then please come on out! Sessions will be held weekly.

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Emotional Wisdom

 Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm, Counseling Center (Dr. Katie Jones) 

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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Mindful Monday

Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm, Counseling Center (Ms. Angela Landers)

The reserach is out, and mindfulness and meditation have shown to have huge psychological and emotional benefits! Come get all the deets! Each week will have a different focus of the benefits of mindfulness, ways to practice mindfulness on your own, and we’ll end each session with a relaxing guided meditation.

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Mindful Yoga

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm, Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm, Counseling Center  (Ms. 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.

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LGBTQ+ Campus Forum

Wednesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Carroll Building Room 2288 (Mr. 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.

Sleep Clinic

Thursday, October 24, 3:00pm-4:00pm & Friday, November 8, 10:00am-12:00pm, Counseling Center (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.

Armstrong Location Workshops & Open Groups

Fall 2019

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Grieve Not Alone: Grief and Loss Support Workshop

Thursdays, October 10-November 21, 4:00-5:00pm, 129 University Hall (Ms. Amanda Kort)

Workshop series designed to help understand the grief process, to gain insight, and to develop coping skills while receiving support.

P.U.S.H. Moments Workshop Series

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TRIO Lounge, Solms Hall 208 (Ms. Jeanne McGowan)

What to learn how to PUSH through those difficult moments? Through focused discussion along multiple topics, this monthly series seeks to promote personal growth and development through self-exploration.

  • Topics & Schedule
    • Grit and Academic Success
      • Friday, September 6, 3:00pm-4:15pm
    • Money Stress and Academic Success
      • Friday, October 4, 3:00pm-4:15pm
    • Self-authorship and Academic Success
      • Friday, November 1, 3:00pm-4:15pm
    • Relaxation and Academic Stress
      • Friday, December 6, 3:00pm-4:15pm

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Stress Less & Live More Workshop Series

With Ms. Becca Smith

If you are dealing with stress from the political climate, upcoming graduation or pressures from your family, this could be the workshop for you!  Stress is common, but there are certain stressors outside of academics that have a big impact on your life.  This workshop will focus on how these stressors affect you and how to best manage your stress so you can live your life!

  • Topics & Schedule:
    • Stress and the Political Climate
      • Wednesday, September 11, 6:00pm, Solms 108
    • Stress of Graduation and Post-Grad Life
      • Thursday, October 3, 6:00pm, Ogeechee Theatre
    • Stress of Family Expectations
      • Wednesday, November 13, 6:00pm, Ogeechee Theatre

Last updated: 10/9/2019