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Posted by Counselling Centre on February 29, 2016 in General Announcements

Guided Self-Change for Substance Abuse Group

Do you think you might have a problem with substances (alcohol, tobacco, and any other drugs?) Are you thinking about making some changes in your life, but are not sure where to start or who you can talk to about this?

Dalhousie Counselling Services is running a free, confidential group for individuals with substance addiction problems. This group is aimed to guide you and help you take responsibility for your own change.  An initial assessment session is required to provide you with individualized feedback as well determine your eligibility for group.  This is followed by four weekly sessions which involve group participation and homework.

When: Fridays, March 4, 11, 18, and April 1   2:30-4:30pm  (plus a separate individual assessment session).
Where: Counselling Services, 2nd floor LeMarchant Place
Who: Dalhousie or King’s students

To ask questions or to register, email Jennifer at

Self-Care Skills Group (5 weeks)

Are you feeling overwhelmed with symptoms of stress, anxiety, and/or depression? Looking for some support to address these struggles in yourself or others?

In this five session group, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and explore various self-care, cognitive, and behavioural strategies that have been shown to be beneficial in the management of mood and anxiety.

Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:15pm starting March 5th, 2016

To register, please contact: Counselling Services, 2nd Floor LeMarchant Place at 902-494-2081 or e-mail:

Please direct any questions to the facilitator, Heather Patterson, at

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


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

Living with Loss: A Grief Support Group - Change of Day/Time

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 Fridays from 11 am – 12 noon in Counselling Services, 2nd Floor LeMarchant Place.    

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

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