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Workshops & Open Groups

Anyone is able to attend workshops and open groups. You do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center in order to attend. These will start in Spring 2021 semester. Please check below for the specific start date. To attend, click on the Zoom link below at the designated workshop/group time.

Spring 2021 Open Groups and Workshops:

Adulting 101

More about this group… Thursdays at 12:00 PM starting January 14th, 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Nikita Robinson


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

Schedule:
1/14: Save Money, Avoid Debt
1/21: All About Insurance
1/28: Stress Management
2/4: All About Taxes
2/11: Managing Relationships
2/18: Healthcare Management
2/25: Making Large Purchases
3/4: Work/Life Balance
3/11: Basic Home/Car Maintenance
3/18: All About Credit Cards
3/25: People Skills
4/1: Preparing for Emergencies
4/8: Emotional Wellness
4/15: Problem Solving
4/22: All About Interviewing
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Emotional Wisdom

More about this group… Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, starting January 20th, 2021
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.

Schedule:
1/20: Cognitive Toolkit for Anxiety
1/27: Emotional Regulation
2/3: Intro to Mindfulness
2/10: Distress Tolerance
2/17: Stress Management
2/24: Social Anxiety
3/3: Cognitive Toolkit for Anxiety
3/10: Emotional Regulation
3/24: Intro to Mindfulness
3/31: Distress Tolerance
4/7: Self-Compassion
4/14: Cognitive Toolkit for Anxiety
4/21: Emotional Regulation
4/28: Healthy Habits
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Gratitude Practice

More about this group… Mondays from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, starting January 25th 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Paige Ziegler


This is a workshop in which to practice gratitude deliberately with the intention of building it as a skill. It is not aimed at ignoring or diminishing life’s hardships, rather at being mindfully appreciative of the other things in life that we may typically overlook. This as a space that can be used for people who are either struggling to find the good in life or for people who do not have a space in which they can express their gratitude, joy, or happiness freely.

Grief & Loss Workshop

More about this group… Mondays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, starting February 22nd, 2021
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. Join this open workshop to help assist you in processing grief and loss.
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LGBTQ+ Forum

More about this group…
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, starting January 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Mr. Adam Hogue in collaboration with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.


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. To access the forum, please email Mr. Adam Hogue at chogue@georgiasouthern.edu for the Zoom link.

Let’s Talk Tuesdays

More about this group…
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM starting January 12th, 2021
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.

Meditation

More about this group… Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM starting Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Thursdays, 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM starting Thursday, January 14th, 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Angela Landers


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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Men of Color Walking Group

More about this group… Thursdays, 5:00 PM, starting Thursday, January 21st, 2021
IN PERSON on Statesboro Campus at Herring Pavilion
Hosted by Mr. Jamal Hailey


Join our beginner’s walking group! All fitness levels are welcome. Meet us every Thursday as we walk around the path of Herring Pavilion. We will focus on activities to decrease stress, focus your mind, and center thoughts that you can engage in during your walk. Walk alone or in a physically distanced group.
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Mindful Walk

More about this group… Thursdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, starting January 2021
IN PERSON on Armstrong Campus at International Gardens
Hosted by Ms. Becca Smith


Life is stressful! Need a break? Come join us for a mindful walk around campus. Each week will offer a map with different plants, flowers, and trees to observe on your walk. Walk by yourself or in a socially distanced group.
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Mindful Yoga

More about this group… Fridays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, starting January 2021
IN PERSON on Statesboro Campus at Sweetheart Circle
Hosted by Ms. Angela Landers and Mr. Jamal Hailey


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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Old School

More about this group… Tuesdays, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, starting February 17th 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Amanda Kort


Come find support in this online space designed for for non-traditional students at Georgia Southern University who are ages 25 and up. This meet-up is to help you feel connected and support you navigate your academic career.
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Quarantine & Connect

More about this group… Thursdays, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, starting January 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Jade Humphries


Quarantine & Connect is a drop-in workshop for GS students currently in quarantine or isolation 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 three 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.

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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Trio PUSH

More about this group… First Friday of every month starting February 2021
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Nikita Robinson


The Trio PUSH Moments series uses guided discussions and activities for real conversation on pertinent mental health and well-being topics.

Schedule:
2/5: Stress and Money
3/5: Expectations and Family
4/2: Humor and Problem Solving
5/7: Burnout and Ethics
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We’re Rooting For You

More about this group… Wednesdays, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, starting Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
IN PERSON on Statesboro Campus at Sweetheart Circle
Hosted by Ms. Angela Landers and Dr. Mark Taracuk


Been cooped up because of the pandemic? Come to this physically distanced group on Sweetheart Circle. Each week we will focus on mediations, practices, skills, reflections, and conversations to help address your mental and physical well-being while connecting you to nature and the world around you. We will cycle through four topics:

Cycle 1
January 27th: Mindful Rooting
February 3rd: Mindful Walking
February 10th: Mindful Reflecting
February 17th: Mindful Community

Cycle 2
February 24th: Mindful Rooting
March 3rd: Mindful Walking
March 10th: Mindful Reflecting
March 17th: SPRING BREAK
March 24th: Mindful Community

Cycle 3
March 31st: Mindful Rooting
April 7th: Mindful Walking
April 14th: Mindful Reflecting
April 21st: Mindful Community
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Last updated: 1/21/2021