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Group counselling

Building your skills among peers

Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness offers groups as a way for Dalhousie and King's students to build their confidence, self-improve and prepare for the demands of university life and beyond. 

The hardest part about group therapy is often joining the group! 

Winter 2018 Group Counselling 

Overcoming Anxiety 101 (7-Session Group)

Overcoming Anxiety 101 is an evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy group that helps individuals gain the skills and tools needed to manage their anxiety. Participants identify and challenge thoughts that lead to anxiety, and learn exposure and coping techniques to help face your fears. Each Overcoming Anxiety group will include 7 weekly sessions. Participation is always voluntary.

Three Overcoming Anxiety 101 groups will be available for the Winter term. Varying dates and times are available to accommodate class schedules. It is recommended that participants attend all 7 sessions.

  • Group 1: Every Wednesday from 4-6 pm starting on January 24 (Registration closed)
  • Group 2: Every Tuesday from 1-3 pm starting on February 27

To register for Overcoming Anxiety 101, please phone Health and Wellness at 902.494.2171

Eating Disorders DROP-IN Group (Tuesdays weekly)

Tuesdays: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Starting January 20, 2018
Location: Dalhousie Health and Wellness, 2nd Floor, LeMarchant Place

An ongoing drop-in group in a safe setting to support self-defined change and help resolve underlying feelings. For students experiencing:

  • Severe restrictions or anorexia nervosa
  • Binging with or without purging or bulimia
  • Compulsive overeating

New members welcome every week. This is a drop-in group so no need to register in advance – just come by and bring a friend or two.

Self-Care Skills DROP-IN Group (Saturdays weekly)

Saturdays: 12:30 - 2 pm
Starting January 20th, 2018
Location: Dalhousie Health and Wellness, 2nd Floor, LeMarchant Place

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to register
  • New members welcome every week!
  • Ongoing group that continues throughout academic year

Are you feeling overwhelmed with symptons of stress, anxiety, and / or depression? Explore various self-care, cognitive, and behavioral strategies for the management of mood and anxiety. Topics will rotate every week and reflect issues brought up by group participants.

Contact (902) 494-2081 or groupcps@dal.ca for more information.

Interpersonal Process Group (Wednesday weekly)

Are you someone who finds you struggle in current, or past relationships, and are unsure why? For some reason despite having friends or family members who support you, you continue to feel isolated and alone?

In this group, you will have the opportunity to share and connect with others who are going through similar experiences, in a safe, secure, confidential environment.

This group will begin Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 and be open to new group members February 14th. From February 21st – March 28th the group will not be accepting new members. 

Starting February 7th, 2018 Wednesdays 4:30 - 6 pm at Dalhousie Health and Wellness, 2nd Floor Lemarchant Place

For registration or questions email: Heather.patterson@dal.ca




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