Fall 2020
Discussion Groups, Support Spaces, and Workshops
Virtual Discussion Groups:

Self-Care & COVID-19
This drop-in, online discussion group is for students to identify ways to maintain self-care during COVID-19. As a peer support space, students will connect with each other by sharing experiences and supporting one another in self-care goals. Facilitators: Jonathan Asayag & Morgan Benner
Register here:
Wednesdays @ 4:00 pm 

Mood Matters
This virtual, drop-in discussion group is intended to help students better understand the underlying causes and progression of mood-related concerns. Topics of discussion may include identifying signs and precipitants, considering social and environmental factors, and exploring effective coping strategies. Facilitator: Devin Hussong
Register here:
 Thursdays @ 2:00 pm

Faith Space
This interfaith virtual discussion is open to all students interested in examining topics related to faith and spirituality and the intersection with wellness. Topics may include the role of faith in managing emotions, coping, relationships, and overall development. Facilitators: Liz Alogna & Alex Hendrickson 
Register here: 
Mondays @ 1:00 pm

Virtual Support Spaces:

“Still We Rise”: A Support Space for Students Identifying as BIPOC
This virtual support space is for BIPOC students to come together to discuss issues of cultural and racial identity at a PWI and the impact on well-being and relationships. Topics will focus on issues related to power, privilege, intersectionality, identity development, coping with racism, and empowerment. Facilitators: Asmita Pendse & Jonathan Asayag
Register here:
Fridays @ 11:00 am 

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support (SASS)
This virtual gathering provides a space for survivors of sexual assault to receive support, acceptance, and validation while healing. It aims to decrease feelings of isolation and alienation often experienced following a sexual assault. Facilitator: Melissa Garrison
Register here:
Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm

Grief & Loss Support
Grief is a natural and understandable response to a loss. This drop-in, virtual support space offers students a place to process their experiences of grief and loss and heal through connection with others. Facilitator: Larissa Atkins
Register here:
Fridays @ 2:00 pm

Virtual Workshop Series:

Overcoming Procrastination
This workshop is designed to help you learn how to cultivate effective, personalized approaches for planning and completing the mundane, uninspiring tasks we face in our day-to-day lives. Facilitators: Devin Hussong & Morgan Benner
Tuesday 10/20 @ 12 pm

Anxiety Toolbox
This three-session workshop is designed to help you increase your understanding and knowledge about anxiety while learning new skills to recognize and manage anxious feelings. Facilitator: Asmita Pendse
Wednesdays @ 11 am on 9/2, 9/9, 9/16

Getting Out of Your Mind
This three-session workshop is designed to help you learn how to stabilize yourself emotionally, engage with your experiences with more flexibility, and connect you to your values using metaphors, mindfulness exercises, and other experiential components. Facilitators: Larissa Atkins & Raquel Sosa
Wednesdays @ 11:00 am on 9/30, 10/7, 10/14

Seeking Serenity
This three-session workshop is designed for students who experience overwhelming emotions that feel difficult to manage. Participants will learn skills related to tolerating distress, regulating emotions, and becoming fully present in their experiences. Facilitator: Larissa Atkins
Register here: Mondays @ 3:00 pm on 10/26, 11/2, & 11/9

THRIVE Workshops:

Mindfulness for the Election. Mindfulness can help us notice when we feel overwhelmed and point us in the direction of balance. Drop in to one of our 15-min guided mindfulness meditations.
Register here: Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 4 pm on 11/3, 11/4, 11/10, and 11/11

Sleep 101. Discover the importance of sleep. Learn more about why it matters and how to start getting more of it. Facilitator: Devin Hussong
Register here: Tuesday 9/22 @ 12:00 pm

The Power of Gratitude (Election Edition). Discover how the practice of gratitude can help us cope when life is hard. Students will examine how to apply the skills from this workshop to potential stressors experienced during the U.S. Presidential election. Facilitator: Jonathan Asayag
Register here: Monday 11/2 @ 11:00 am

Please contact the Counseling Center at 610.330.5005 to learn more!