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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. To attend, click on the Zoom link below at the designated workshop/group time.

Spring 2021 Open Groups and Workshops:

Adulting 101

Click to learn 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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Coping Skills Workshop

Click to learn more about this group… Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, starting March 25th
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by Ms. Paige Ziegler


Come learn skills and strategies for coping with struggle! Skills will be discussed, explain, demonstrated, and practiced together
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Emotional Wisdom

Click to learn 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

Click to learn 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.

LGBTQ+ Forum

Click to learn 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

Click to learn more about this group…
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM starting March 30th, 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.

Mindful Yoga

Click to learn more about this group… Fridays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, starting January 2021
IN PERSON on Statesboro Campus at Sweetheart Circle (in the event of inclement weather, Mindful Yoga will occur on Zoom. See link below flier for Zoom link)
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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Quarantine & Connect

Click to learn 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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Sleep Clinic

Click to learn more about this group… Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 PM
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
ONLINE via Zoom
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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Speak Fire

Click to learn more about this series… Mondays, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, starting April 5th through April 27th
ONLINE via Instagram @GeorgiaSouthernCounseling or on our Instagram website here.
Hosted by Mr. Jamal Hailey and Ms. Raven De La Cruz


Join us for a lively discussion each week on current topics, issues, and concerns impacting Black LGBTQIA communities.
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Stronger Together

Click to learn more about this group… Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, April 8th through May 13th
ONLINE via Zoom
Hosted by the Teal House


Stronger Together is a free support group for survivors of sexual assault and violence. This group is for individuals aged 18+. This group is not hosted by the Counseling Center, but a free community resource hosted by the Teal House: Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center. To register or for more information, please email executivedirector@thetealhouse.org
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Trio PUSH

Click to learn 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

Click to learn more about this group… Wednesdays, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, starting Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
IN PERSON on Statesboro Campus at Flagpole on 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 a variety of topics including Mindful Rooting, Mindful Walking, Mindful Reflecting, and Mindful Community.
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Last updated: 4/18/2021