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Posted by Counselling Centre on January 26, 2016 in General Announcements


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.

Tuesdays:  Drop in - 5:30 pm onwards starting January 19, 2016

Living with Loss: A Grief Support Group

This group is for Dalhousie and King’s 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 other major loss.

The group will involve mainly discussions, with some individual activities. Students can attend as many sessions as they need.

The group will meet on Wednesdays (starting January 20, 2016) from 3:30-4:30 in Counselling Services, 2nd Floor LeMarchant Place.

To register, please call (902) 494-2081, or email

Mindfulness Group

Kathrine Lincoln, M.Sc.  R.Psych.

The Mindfulness Group is for students who would like to learn and practice being aware, present, attentive and focused. Mindfulness practice involves paying attention on purpose with compassion, non-judgmentally, fostering kindness and compassion toward self and others. (Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2004) Cultivating Mindfulness by learning how to pay attention to present experiences “can directly improve the functioning of the body and brain, subjective mental life with its feelings thoughts, and interpersonal relationships”. (Siegal, 2007)

Drop in:  Tuesdays  2:30-3:15 pm

Alyssa Pencer, Ph.D

This evidence-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) group is an 8 week group in which tools and skills are developed to manage anxiety.

We identify and challenge thought/self -talk that leads to anxiety, and review relaxation and exposure techniques.

Tuesdays 3:45 – 5:00 pm, starting February 9, 2016

This is a closed group, to register please call: Counselling Services at 902 494 2081

Questions?  Email

All of the above Groups and Workshops are held within the Counselling Centre, 2nd Floor, LeMarchant Place