Groups & Workshops

Stone Center Groups and Workshops

Stone Center Counseling Service Groups & Workshops

Fall 2022 Groups and Workshops are posted below.  Check back and subscribe to the Office of Student Wellness Newsletter for updates and additional workshops as they become available.  

If you are a Wellesley Student and are interested in a group or workshop that *requires registration, you can email the facilitator directly, call the Counseling Service at 781.283.2839 or email counseling@wellesley.edu your name & ID#, the group you are interested in, and your availability Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.  A 30 minute, individual check-in meeting with a group facilitator will be scheduled for you. You will also register by doing the intake paperwork for the center.

If you have not completed intake forms for the 2022-23 Academic Year, please visit the following Student Portal link here.

 

The potential benefits of Support Groups and Workshops

Making connections with others can be great for feeling less isolated and more supported. It can be challenging to come together on a small campus but usually well worth it. We are offering either zoom groups or small in person groups of 4-5 students, in spaces where we can accommodate everyone safely, while masked. Group members can develop trust and community by honoring member's confidentiality.  We are also offering workshop series and one time workshops which can also feel supportive and informative! Feel free to reach out to the group or workshop contact people if you are interested or have an idea for a peer support group, or would like to request that staff present to your group or org on a mental health topic. 

Mental Illness Awareness, National Depression Screening, and World Mental Health Day

There is a lot to be aware of in regards to mental illness and how we can take best care of our mental health.  Join Jan Park and Keira Barstad, Student ambassador for the Office of Student Wellness, for an info table in the Lulu on Wedenesday October 5th 5:30-6:30pm.

Jan Park 

New Student Workshop: Flourish with Self-Care

Stop by the Counseling Service during Welcome Wellesley week to connect with others who may be ready to talk about the new experiences you are having, or just want to connect and do a craft project together.  Please bring your mask as we are a healthcare facility that requires masking. 

Where: Stone Center Counseling Service

When: Thursday, September 8th, Community Time: 1:00-2:00

Questions? Jan Park jpark23

* A.W.A.R.E.- Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment

Asian Women's Action for Resilience and Empowerment (AWARE) is a group therapy intervention created specifically to address the mental, sexual and physical health of Asian American women by Professor Chris Hahm at Boston University.  The intervention is comprised of eight weekly 90-minute group sessions.  

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Workshop Series

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) takes a proactive, problem solving approach that teaches the skills needed to cope with intense emotions, improve relationships, and manage stress. Everyone can benefit from DBT skills, including those with distressed mood, anxiety, eating issues, and other difficulties. The DBT Skills Workshop series is comprised of five weekly 60-minute group sessions that will review, teach, and discuss the four modules of DBT. The facilitators will discuss a different DBT module each week. Group members will learn the various skills affiliated with each of the four DBT modules. Please do your best to commit to all sessions, since each module builds on the others.

 

  • Contact: Martha Bergeron mb112 

  • RSVP by October 14th to recieve the zoom link

  • When: Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm on 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17

* Eating in the Light of the Moon

This support group is for students interested in talking about eating and body image issues.  Utilizing the book by Anita Johnston, Ph.D., members will discuss their relationships and struggles with food and their bodies, and how they may be able to transform these relationships into something healthier and more empowering. 

* Grief Support Group

Please join us for a weekly hour long group to share and get support for the loss of a family member. 

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Come together for support! This group is open to students of all intersectional identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.  It is intended to be a confidential, safe space to receive and give emotional support around gender and sexuality.  Together we will explore topics such as relationships with family, partners, coming out or being out, and help you embrace all parts of who you are. If it is challenging to be who you are when away from Wellesley, this might be the right space to connect with others to strategize ways of coping. 

  • RSVP: Jan Park jpark23 if you are interested in being contacted. Hu Chang co-leader.

  • Time: Mondays, 1:00-2:00 PM

  • Start Date: September 26th  

PAWS for Wellness- Stone Center and Office of Student Wellness

Come de-stress with therapy dogs from Dog B.O.N.E.S. therapy dogs non-profit, our off campus partners in a pawsitively relaxing environment.  We hope to offer this monthly. Learn about additional resources for self-care and timely topics for stress management.

When: Monday, October 24th 3:00-4:30 pm

Where: Clapp Library First Floor Lounge

Questions?  Jan Park jpark23

Workshop: Support for You, the Friends...

Do you have a friend who is struggling with:

  • An Eating Disorder

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Other mental health Issue

  • Want to know how to be a good friend while maintaining appropriate boundaries and setting limits.

  • Need Tips for your own self-care, or

  • Need support, as this is hard.

Then this workshop is for you.

  • Presented by Robin Cook-Nobles, Director of the Counseling Service. RSVP: rcooknob

  • When: Thursday, November 3rd  3:00-4:30pm

 

Tips for Staying Engaged and Focused: A Workshop for Procrastinators
  • Do you put off assignments until the last minute?

  • Never seem to meet deadlines?

  • Have difficulty managing your time?

  • Feel anxious over academic assignments?

If so, this workshop is for you!

  • RSVP:  Robin Cook-Nobles rcooknob

  • When: Thursday, October 27th 3:00-4:30 pm