Groups & Workshops

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops: Check back for additional offerings as they become available. Workshops are open to all students. Groups are open to students on campus or those residing in MA.

How to join a remote group:

1.  Read descriptions below carefully to determine whether *Registration or an RSVP is required.

2.  Secure message group leaders through the Student Portal, or email them, indicating your request to join.

3.  If you have not already done so this academic year, go the student portal, to the Forms tab, and upload the Rights and Responsibilities, Telementalhealth Informed Consent and Guidelines, and Emergency Contact forms before the first group.  You may ask any questions before signing.

4.   Look for your Zoom invitation in your campus email. Confidentiality will be expected from all group members.

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An Oasis of Guided Imagery Workshop
Let us guide you.
 
Through visualization and guided imagery we activate our right brain which is responsible for feeling, sensing and perceiving parts of us. In comparison, the left side of our brain is thinking, judging and analyzing. Listening to the scripts allows us to bypass the seemingly intractable beliefs and assumptions we have about ourselves and our experiences and become receptive to new ways of thinking, feeling and believing. Emily Coue, the founder of visualization stated that the "power of the imagination exceeds that of the conscious will.."
 
  • RSVP: Alex Prior aprior
  • Day and time TBD
  • To be offered during October Break
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* A.W.A.R.E.- Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment

Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) is a group therapy intervention created specifically to address the mental, sexual and physical health of Asian American women by Professor Chris Hahm at Boston University.  The intervention is comprised of eight weekly 90-minute group sessions.  Will run both term 1 and 2.

  • Led by Wendy Huang
  • *Registration Required
  • Contact: Wendy Huang  whuang2 
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* Community Conversations for First Generation/Low Income Students
Come join your fellow First Gen/Low income students to talk about the importance of prioritizing mental health. 
 
  • Dates: Sept 8th, Oct 13, November 10, and Dec 8.
  • Time: 3:30pm to 4:30 pm EST
  • * Registration Required
  • For more info contact: Angela Guerrero aguerrer  or Mared Alicea-Westort maliceaw
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*Coping with Loss: COVID-19 Support Group
The COVID-19  pandemic has disrupted lives across the world, causing a pervasive sense of loss.  This group will be a safe space for students to process and mourn the losses they have suffered as a result. The group is geared towards ambiguous loss, a form of loss that occurs unexpectedly and often without closure.  During this time of social distancing, displacement and isolation, this support group will be a space to begin to process these losses with an emphasis on self-care and solidarity.
 
 
  • Contact: Alex Prior aprior
  • * Registration Required
  • Time and Date TBD
  • Meets term 1 and 2, Four week group

 

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* Eating in the Light of the Moon

For students interested in talking about eating and body image issues.  Utilizing the book by Anita Johnston, Ph.D., members will discuss their relationships and struggles with food and their bodies, and how they may be able to transform these relationships into something healthier and more empowering. 

  • For more info contact Wendy Huang whuang2
  • *Registration Required
  • Date and time TBD
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Feel Better Fast Workshop

Are you looking for support and motivation to apply what you know about coping and learn new skills?

Come to this workshop once or each time.  Some content will be repeated but that is the point of learning new self-care practices.  We have to do them to benefit!  Offerings will draw on behavioral, physical, mental and expressive coping tips. Please RSVP for each session you plan to attend and the zoom invitation will be sent to you.

  • Co-led by Jan Park and Jess Long
  • RSVP:  Jan Park jpark23
  • Thursdays: 9:00- 9:45 am EST
  • September 10th, 17th, 24th
  • October 1st and 8th
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* Grief Group

For students who are coping with the loss of a parent/parental figure.  Members will have an opportunity to share their current lives and speak about the impact of the death of a family member.

  • Led by Alex Prior  aprior
  • *Registration Required
  • Date and time TBD, term 1 and 2
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* Healing and Self-Care Amidst Racial Trauma: A Space for Students of African Descent

This workshop series is designed to address the mental health of students of African descent as they navigate the current racial climate in America. Workshop members will discuss their experiences and learn strategies to heal and cope. This workshop series is comprised of 3 weekly 90-minute workshops. Will be offered each term.

 

  • Date: Sept 23rd, Sept 30th, Oct 7th
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm ET
  • Co-led by Robin Cook-Nobles and Taylor Stewart
  • *Registration required
  • Contact: Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob or Taylor Stewart tstewar2

 

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Laugh & Relax Workshop

Laughter is the best natural medicine

If you're looking for a place...
to reduce stress?
to be silly and playful?
to be able to wear comfortable clothes?
If so, then please join us for some giggles and serenity!

  • Minimum of 4 students needed to run the program
  • RSVP:  Angela Guerrero aguerrer
  • Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
  • Dates:  Sept 23,  Oct 28,  Nov 18, and Dec 9
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LGBTQ+ Support Group

This support group is open to all intersectional identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.  It is intended to be a confidential place to receive and give emotional support around gender and sexuality.  Together we will create a safe space to explore themes such as relationships with family, partners, coming out or being out, and help you embrace all parts of who you are. 

  • Co-led by Jan Park and Rebecca Pyne
  • RSVP: Jan Park jpark23
  • Wednesdays 2:30-3:30
  • Starts: September 30th 
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Tips for Staying Engaged and Focused While Studying Remotely: A Workshop for Procrastinators

Do you put off assignments until the last minute?
Never seem to meet deadlines?
Have difficulty managing your time?
Feel anxious over academic assignments?
If so, this workshop is for you!

  • Led by Robin Cook-Nobles 
  • RSVP: Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob
  • Tuesday, September 15th
  • Time:  3:30 pm