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  • ACT Group "How to Stop Struggling and Start Living"

Wednesday 9-10:30am

ACT is a relatively new, mindfulness-based program for reducing stress, overcoming fear, and creating a rich and meaningful life. ACT will help you learn to relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying minds, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life. Call CAPS for more information.

  • Creative Arts Group

Friday 9:30-10:30am

This creative arts therapy group offers a caring community to explore your interpersonal style while using creativity to find your power and strengths in life through the process of art, music, body movement and more. Group members communicate honestly and openly about their reactions, feedback and suggestions in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Members are welcome to bring any issues to the group that they feel are important. Call CAPS for location.

  • AOD Group

Alcohol or Other Drug - Call CAPS for more information

  • Mindfulness Meditation Group

Tuesday 1-2pm or Thursday 4:30-5:30pm

This is a 6 week group that teaches focusing your mind on the present, in an interactive format. Research indicates that regular practice of meditation increases concentration and attention, clarity of thoughts, development of insight and awareness, and helps decrease stress. Call CAPS for location.

  • CBT Group "Mind Over Mood"

Wednesday 9-5pm

This group is a Cognitive Beahvioral Therapy approach to changing how you feel and changing the way you think through education and group support. Call CAPS for more information.

  • Sexual Assault Survivor's Group

Tuesday 11-12

This group is mindful of the help and support survivors can provide for each other. The group will support each member, creating an empowering environment where members can learn new coping skills, share their story, be supported, and work towards personal goals. Call CAPS for more information and location.

  • Disordered Eating Group
  • To Be Determined - Call CAPS for more information

  • Therapy Dogs

Available during exam times and other times during the academic year