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Counselling Services Upcoming Sessions

Posted by Counselling Services on January 29, 2013 in General Announcements

The following groups and workshops offered by the Counselling center are open to students of Dalhousie, Kings and NASCAD only.


Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Eating Disorders Group is an on-going group which continues until the end of the academic year. The Group is for students who are experiencing difficulties with eating in the form of severe restrictions or anorexia nervosa, binging with or without purging or bulimia, and compulsive overeating. The focus of the group is to provide a safe setting, support self-defined change, and resolve underlying feelings.

You can drop in at time of the group, or register at the Counselling Center, 4th Floor, S.U.B., Dalhousie University or email:

For further information, telephone 494-2081 or visit out website at


Living With Loss: A Grief Support Group

Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This group is appropriate for students who have experienced a significant loss. Most commonly, that would be the death of a loved one, but could also include the break-up of a significant relationship or major loss. The group will involve mainly discussions, with some individual activities. Various topics will be covered throughout the year.

This is a drop-in group. Students can attend as many sessions as they need. We recommend that you call our office (494-2081) each Wednesday to confirm that the group is taking place.

For more information, e-mail:



This two-hour workshop will include tips on how to fall asleep faster and feel more refreshed during the day. Participants will also learn relaxation techniques, including deep breathing, progressive muscle relation, and visualization.

For further information please call 494-2081.

To register, drop into the Counselling Services, 4th Floor, S.U.B., Dalhousie University or e-mail:

Workshop dates :

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, Fed. 7th, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Monday, Feb. 11th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 19th,10:00 - 12:00pm
Friday,March 8th, 2:00-4:00 pm

Please inquire at our center for more available dates.



The SPEAK EASY Program is for you if:

-Anxiety makes it difficult for you to give class presentations or participate in group discussions.

-You would like to talk to groups calmly and confidently.

Public speaking anxiety is typically associated with worried thinking and physical tension or other physical sensations (e.g. sweaty palms, dry throat, blushing etc.). Strategies and skills on how to moderate worried thinking and physical tension will be provided. Another goal of the Speak Easy Program is to provide opportunity to practice these skills and strategies.

The program consists of five small group sessions, one and a half hours each. The following topics are addressed in the sessions: understanding anxiety, identifying worrisome thoughts, constructing replies to bothersome thoughts, progressive muscle relaxation, and brief applied relaxation. Practical suggestions or tips on public speaking are integrated with the practice sessions.

The SPEAK EASY Program is not recommended for students who already feel comfortable speaking to groups, but who would like to polish their skills.

This group will meet weekly for 5 sessions on Thursdays, from 3:30pm-5:00pm, starting February 7th and running until March 14th.

You may register at the Counselling Centre, 4th floor, Student Union Building. For more information telephone 494-2081, or visit our website at, or email