Fall 2023 Groups and workshops

Conversations 101
Join us for a weekly social skills group where we will practice the art of conversation. We will address basic tips and tools for starting new conversations, deepening conversations, and tolerating social discomfort. Schedule will be based upon student availability.
Facilitator: Dr. Liz Alogna

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. Thursdays at 3pm on 9/21, 9/28 & 10/5.
Facilitator: Dr. Karissa Rizzolino

Breathe. Affirm. Meditate.
This is a three week workshop where we will engage in breathwork, creating affirmations and meditation. Giving yourself this time to be present with self and community is integral to your wellness. It is time to slow down; be in tune and attuned.
Wednesdays at 2pm:
Round 1: 9/27, 10/4, & 10/11
Mondays at 12pm:
Round 2: 10/30, 11/6, & 11/13
Facilitator: Keiba Bragg-Best

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. Thursdays at 4pm on 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26.
Facilitator: Dr. Larissa Kelleher

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. Fridays at 3pm on 10/27, 11/3 & 11/10.
Facilitator: Dr. Larissa Kelleher

Progress, Not Perfektion!
This single-session workshop is for students who are interested in challenging their perfectionistic tendencies. It is designed to help you understand patterns of perfectionism, learn strategies to break the trap, and engage in a more effective approach. Friday, 9/29 and Tuesday, 10/31 at 3:00-4:30pm.
Facilitator: Dr. Asmita Pendse

Healing the Heart
This group is for students who have experienced relational trauma in their lives including difficult relationships with family of origin, experiences of interpersonal violence, or other traumatic events. Students will start sessions by practicing coping skills before having conversations with others who have shared experiences with hopes to learn and grow in a supportive community space. Mondays at 3pm, starting on Monday, October 30th
Facilitator: Dr. Fallyn Lee

Men’s Group
This group is for students who would like to develop insights about their interpersonal patterns and create connections leading to more fulfilling relationships. Topics around masculinity and gender roles will be included. Wednesdays, time based upon student availability.
Facilitator: Jonathan Asayag

To join a group or workshop, please call the Counseling Center at 610.330.5005 or email us at counselingcenter@lafayette.edu

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