- 2018-2019: Counselling Groups
Everyone we meet might hold a story that could change our lives for the better. Our challenge is to find those stories in the people around us and to bring them the gifts that we have to offer.
This ten week program offers a valuable contrast and a complement to academic studies at University. It is designed to explore the rewards and challenges of meeting and collaborating with other people. It proposes to help participants explore who they are and who they can become. We will try to find a way to share what we are passionate about and thereby discover a foundation for friendships and mental health.
The group will be guided by a Social Worker, Jane Keeler, and a Psychiatrist, Barry Dollin, who both have many years of experience working in group settings and who continue to enjoy exploring the mystery of how people can help one another. We will use a variety of methods including dialogue, journaling and action techniques to create a safe space for learning about ourselves and others.
Although there are no academic credits for this program, the benefits are usually tangible. We recommend that you email us your questions, or that you schedule an individual interview to speak about the curriculum if you have an interest in this group or compelling doubts about the value that this program could have for you.
Early Fall: October 9, 16, 30 and November 6th – 1pm-2:15pm – Register here.
Late Fall: November 8, 15, 22, and 29th – 2:30pm-3:45pm – Register here.
This workshop series offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation. Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this course offers approaches and skills to help you find more satisfaction in your daily life.
The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!
Beginners and experienced mediators welcome.
Health and Counselling Services’ Health Promotion Student Team presents workshops on mental health and wellness. You book the space, advertise to your group and the Team Leaders show up to present. Book the Mental Wellness Workshop here.