Groups & Workshops

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops: Term 2. 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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Well Together in 2020: Workshop Series and Post Election Support

Seeking support? Who isn't these days! You need not do it alone. This space will allow students to connect, debrief, and generally find support for self care with weekly practices and tips.  Come to one or all sessions.  Special post-election meetings beginning November 5th. Zoom invitation will be sent after RSVP.

 

Section 1

  • Co-led by Cynthia Song and Ian Lutjich
  • Mondays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
  • November 2nd, 9th, and 16th 
  • RSVP: Cynthia Song cs101

 

Section 2

  • Co-led by Jan Park and Jess Long
  • Thursdays: 9:00 - 9:45 am ET 
  • November 5th, Post Election Session
  • November 12th, and 19th
  • RSVP: Jan Park jpark23

 

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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 used in 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."
 
  • Contact: Alex Prior aprior
  • Time and Date: TBD
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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.  This group is in progress. 

  • Led by Wendy Huang
  • *Registration Required
  • Contact: Wendy Huang  whuang2 
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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
  • 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
  • Time and Date: TBD
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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.  This group is in progress.

  • Led by Alex Prior  aprior
  • *Registration Required
  • Meets Fridays 3:00 pm ET
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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
  • This group has concuded for now.  Please reach out if interested for Term 3
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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
  • Thursday, November 19th
  • 3:00-4:30pm ET
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Healing & Self-Care Amidst Racial Trauma: Post-Election Workshop

This workshop for students of African Descent will provide a space for students to come together for reflection and healing.

  • Co-led by Robin Cook-Nobles and Taylor Stewart
  • Wednesday, November 4th
  • 3:00-4:30 pm ET
  • RSVP: Robin Cook-Nobles: rcooknob