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Calming the Emotional Storm

Do you feel overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you feel like your emotions are controlling your life? Calming the Emotional Storm is here for you. This group will provide hands-on skills to cope with intense and painful emotions. We will also explore what impacts our emotions and their intensity and how to be more present in our life even while we feel strong emotions. Group sessions will typically involve learning new skills, discussing a related topic, and practicing a mindfulness activity. The goal of this group is to help us accept, balance, and find meaning for emotions so we can overcome obstacles.

Mondays, 12:30-2 pm with Stephanie Dykema, M.Ed. 
Start Date:  Feb. 13, 2017

Healthy Relationships

Are you having difficulty in relationships or want to understand relationships better? This process-oriented group is open to students interested in increasing their understanding of themselves and how they relate to others. The goal of this group is to improve interpersonal relationships through examining how one contributes to relationship dynamics along with attempting to connect with others by sharing your own personal experiences. If you are struggling to understand the difficulties you have experienced within various types of relationships, you may benefit from this group.

Mondays, 2:30-4 pm with Dr. Carrizales and Kiran Mirchandani, M.A.
Starts Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Understanding Self and Others

Are you in the place of wanting to better understand yourself and your experiences in your relationships?  Would you benefit from a supportive environment while you work towards self-acceptance?  If these questions peak your curiosity you might be a good fit for our “Understanding Self & Others” Group. This process oriented group aims to provide a warm and supportive environment for students who are interested in developing a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves and others, as well as identify and explore patterns in their relationships.  Here students are encouraged to experiment with new ways of relating, connect with others around the sharing of personal experiences, and be open to support and feedback in the moment.   Presenting concerns may vary widely from depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, forgiveness and acceptance, low self-esteem, and relationship and family concerns. This group will run through Spring 2016 Semester.

Tuesdays  4-5:30 pm with Dr. Cruz and Stephanie Dykema, M.Ed.
Start Date:  Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

Overcoming Anxiety:  Gaining Freedom to Enjoy Life

Anxiety is normal life experience, and even necessary in small to moderate amounts for productivity and trying new things.  Yet, for some people, anxiety can prevent them from enjoying their life, contributing the constant feeling of being in “survival mode.”  This group is for students who feel controlled by their anxiety and desire to have better skills for managing it.  This is a 90 minute, skills-based group that will increase understanding about the function and process of anxiety, teach new ways to manage it, increase confidence in managing anxiety, and increase overall quality of life despite struggles with anxiety.

Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm with Dr. Bergen
Start Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

LGBTQIA Support Group

This process oriented group is designed to provide a supportive environment for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual/Agender (LGBTQIA) communities, or those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression, to develop a greater understanding and acceptance of themselves and others, as well as identify and explore patterns in relationships. The goal of this group is to improve interpersonal relationships by experimenting with new ways of relating and connecting with others, along with receiving support and feedback in the moment. Presenting concerns may vary widely from depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, acceptance, low self-esteem, and relationship and family concerns. Group will also address experiences with the coming out process, dating & relationship challenges, creating safer community spaces, coping with family struggles, navigating religion and spirituality, and coping with being a sexual orientation minority in a heterosexist culture. This group will run Spring Semester 2017.

Wednesdays, 4-5:30 pm with Dr. Bewley and Douglas Knutson, M.Ed., M.T.S.
Start Date:  Wednesdays, Feb. 15, 2017

Mental & Emotional Fitness

Get “Fit” spending an hour a week learning new skills like anger management, conflict resolution, assertive communication, healthy boundaries/relationships, social anxiety, emotional regulation, stress management, mindfulness, relaxation/self-care, sleep hygiene, nutrition, exercise, identifying emotions and emotional expression.

Start Date:  TBD

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