Groups & Workshops

Stone Center Counseling Service entrance

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops

Counseling groups can be a way to feel more connection and belonging, learn coping skills, and gain support and encouragement from other students in a confidential environment. If you are a Wellesley Student and are interested in a group or workshop that *requires registration, please call the Counseling Service at 781-283-2839.  An individual check-in meeting with a group facilitator will be scheduled for you.

Spring Groups start dates vary.  See website for more information.  Please contact the group leader if interested or if required * make a registration appointment by calling or stopping by the Counseling Service 8:30-4:30 pm. 

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* AWARE- This group is currently running

The 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.

  • Led by Wendy Huang
  • *Registration Required
  • Meets Tuesdays 3:30-5
  • Starts Feb 25th
  • Stone Center Conference Room
  • Contact: Wendy Huang  whuang2
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Chronic Illness Support Group- This group is currently running

Support group for students challenged by a medical condition/illness. Come together to find support.

  • Led by Zan Barry 
  • RSVP: Zan Barry sbarry
  • Mondays 12:45-1:30
  • Please contact leader if interested in joining Spring semester
  • Stone Center Conference Room

 

 

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* Complex Minds- This group is not running spring semester

For students carrying a mental health diagnosis, including anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and others.  This group will focus on creating a peer support network, undoing stigmas, recognizing symptoms and managing self-care.  It will help you find strength through group connection and celebrate your unique resources, creativity, intelligence and expression. It is important for members who choose to come, to commit for all the sessions.

  • For more information contact Angela Guerrero aguerrer
  • *Registration Required: 781-283-2839
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* DBT Skills Workshop- This group is currently running

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) takes a proactive, problem-solving approach that teaches the skills needed to cope with intense emotions, improve relationships, and manage stress. Everyone can benefit from DBT skills, including those with distressed mood, anxiety, eating issues, and other difficulties.  The workshop is comprised of five weekly 60-minute group sessions.

  • Co-led by Zan Barry and Kaeley Majewski
  • * Registration Required: 781-283-2839 
  • For more info contact: Kaeley Majewski  kmajewski
  • Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 
  • Starts February 19th
  • Stone Center Conference Room
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* Eating in the Light of the Moon - This group is currently running

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: 781-283-2839
  • Thursdays 11:30-12:30
  • Starts February 20th
  • Stone Center Group Room
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Finding Connections- This group is not running spring semester

Feeling lonely? Wish your friendships were stronger? Do you have a lot of acquaintances but not many friends? Finding Connections is the group for you! This group empowers members to navigate the many transitions of college by providing guidance on the process of finding and deepening relationships. We practice authentic conversation, give and receive interpersonal feedback, and practice new relational skills. 

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* Grief Group - This group is currently running

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.

  • Co-led by Alex Prior & Kaeley Majewski
  • *Registration Required: 781-283-2839
  • Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Stone Center Conference Room
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LGBTQ+ Support Group- This group is currently running

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 Noah O'Leary
  • RSVP: Jan Park jpark23
  • Mondays 1:00-2:00
  • February 3rd-April 13  
  • Stone Center Solarium

 

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* "Me Too" Survivors Group-This group is not running spring semester

This group is offered for students who want to explore their sexual abuse experience in safety and with compassion, with the goal of regaining a sense of wholeness and self-love by letting go.  Please call to schedule a brief appointment, if you are interested and the time works for you.  There will be a maximum of 8 members.  It is important that if you choose to come, you commit for the nine sessions.  Group closes after the second session.  

  • For more information contact Angela Guerrero aguerrer
  • *Registration Required: 781-283-2839
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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week - Outreach Table

Stop by our outreach table near the Lulu any time 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday, February 25th for information and self help regaridng how to help a friend, positive body image and Eating Disorder resources.  Check out our online campaign too.

And be sure to see the Office of Wellness offerings during this awareness week, February  24- 28.

 

??  Jan Park  jpark23

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Coping with Procrastination Workshop

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
  • Wednesday, March 18th  
  • Time: 3:30-5:00pm
  • Stone Center Conference Room
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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 program each friday
  • RSVP:  Angela Guerrero aguerrer
  • March 20th 11:30am
  • April 24th 12:00
  • May 8th 12:00 (reading period)
  • Stone Center Solarium

 

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LGBTQ+ Outreach: Counseling Center staff comes to Billings!
  • Thursday, March 19th 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 16th 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Co-led by Jan Park, Morgan Jacobs, and Noah O'Leary
  • Counseling staff will offer two sessions on LGBTQ Matters in coordination with the Office of Intercultural Education staff,  AJ Guerrero, Coordinator of LGBTQ Programs and Services.
  • Location Billings 300

     ??  Jan Park jpark23

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PAWS for Wellness

Stop by and spend time with our stress-relieving therapy dogs and their volunteers. Guaranteed to brighten your day. 

  • Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm
  • Dates: March 5th, April 23rd, May 7th (reading period)
  • Lulu Chow Wang Center - Cow Chair Room
  • Contact:  Jan Park  jpark23

  

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Spring Petting Zoo Counseling Service and Active Minds

Do you need a spring Stress Reliever activity?  Come hang out with some furry and feathered friends, brought to us by Animal Craze.  Petting Zoo will be on the Events Lawn or nearby on the Tishman Patio, rain or shine.

  • Thursday April 9th
  • 12:00-2:00 pm
  • ??? Jan Park jpark23
  • Location: Events Lawn or Tishman Patio in case of rain