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