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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! 
 


Fall 2017

Managing Anxiety (5-10 week group starting September 19)

This evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) group is a 5-10 week group in which tools and skills are developed to manage anxiety. We identify and challenge thoughts/self-talk that lead to anxiety, and we review relaxation and exposure techniques.

The group will start with an introduction session and overview of the program, work through sessions around thoughts, behaviours, mindfulness, acceptance, and relaxation, and finish with a final session on how to maintain progress. 

The group is held on Tuesdays from 1-3pm, starting on September 19 (no session on November 7 due to Fall reading week). 

For more information and to register, email groupcps@dal.ca with your name, B00 number, and contact number. 

Eating Disorders Group (Drop-in! Starts September 19)

The Eating Disorders Group is an ongoing drop-in group in a safe setting to support self-defined change and help resolve underlying feelings. It's for students experiencing: 

  • severe restrictions or anorexia nervosa
  • binging with or without purging or bulimia
  • compulsive overeating

The group is held on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm, starting on September 19 and will continue throughout the academic year. New members are welcome every week!

For more information, email groupcps@dal.ca, or feel free to just stop by! 

Self-Care Skills Group (Drop-in! Starts September 23)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with symptoms of stress, anxiety, and/or depression? Looking to find some ways of coping with the stress of university life? Ready to start making yourself a priority? 

This group will be a series of workshops dedicated to the exploration of the various aspects of self-care. Topics include: 

  • self-care: assessment and goal setting
  • relaxation strategies for self-care
  • working through self-criticism
  • the value of values 

The group is held on Saturdays from 12:30-1:45pm, starting on September 23. New members are welcome every week!

For more information, email groupcps@dal.ca, or feel free to just stop by! 

Mindfulness Group (Drop-in! Starts October 12)

Everyday mindfulness is a way of living with our eyes wide open in the present and not looking to the past or the future. It is a state of being in the present on a moment-by-moment basis, while not making judgement about whether we like or don’t like what we find, letting go of attachment to current thoughts, emotions, sensations, activities, events, or life situations.

The opposite of mindfulness is rejecting, suppressing, blocking, or avoiding the present moment as if “out of mind” really did mean “out of influence” upon us. The goal of mindfulness is to reduce suffering.

This group will be a series of workshops dedicated to the exploration of the various aspects of mindfulness. 

The group is held on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm starting on October 12 in the Student Health & Wellness Centre. New members are welcome every week!

For more information, email groupcps@dal.ca, or feel free to just stop by!

CBT Group for Low Mood (6-week group starting October 14)

The CBT Group for Low Mood is based on the evidence-based Changeways Core Program for depression and low mood. The group will focus on helping you to move forward with attainable goals, combat procrastination, engage in valued activities, and manage worries and negative thoughts.

The group is held on Saturdays from 11:45am - 1:45pm, starting on October 14

For more information and to register, email groupcps@dal.ca with your name, B00 number, and contact number. 

 

 

  

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