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Spring 2014 Groups

Contributed by: Kim Fogle
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2014 2:00 PM
Are you interested in getting support and supporting others in working toward personal goals? The BSU Counseling Center offers a variety of groups - FREE and OPEN to students at Ball State. Call 285-1736 or let your intake counselor know you are interested in a group.

Spring 2014 Groups

THERAPY GROUPS (require appointment at counseling center before joining)

UNDERSTANDING SELF & OTHERS Group members explore patterns of relating to self and others by discovering understanding and acceptance of themselves and others. Discussions vary greatly from depression, anxiety, relationships, family concerns, eating issues, alcohol abuse and/or personal growth. The groups thrive on diversity as members discover the common bond through emotional experiences.
Mondays 3:00-4:30 Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 Tuesdays 3:00-4:30
Thursdays 3:00-4:30 (women’s group)

JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS Safe, supportive place for survivors of sexual trauma to explore the meaning of their experiences and to explore effective ways of coping.
Wednesdays 2:00-3:30

WEIGHT NOT, WANT NOT Supportive group for women with eating disorders or body image struggles who want to explore effective ways of coping.
Fridays 2:00-3:00

CHOICES A group for students who are exploring making changes in their relationship with alcohol and other substances.
Mondays 3:00-4:30

SAFE HAVEN: GLBQ SUPPORT GROUP This therapy group provides a safe place for GLBQ students to explore and discuss patterns of relating to self and others by discovering understanding and acceptance of themselves and others. Topics of discussion vary greatly from coming out, finding support, relationships, family concerns, depression, anxiety, and/or personal growth.
Thursdays 3:30-4:30

MINDFULNESS GROUP Assists students in alleviating uncomfortable feelings, such as anxiety, stress, anger, and sadness. The group will practice and discuss relaxation and mindfulness techniques.
Thursdays 3:30-5:00

HEALING ART, HEALING TRAUMA This group is for adult survivors who would like to heal their sexual assault trauma and soul through expressive art experiential approaches. This group encourages self-expression, reflection, insight and awareness, problem solving skills, coping, regaining control in life, and establishing relationships and connections with others. We will use coloring, drawing, and collage, and experiential activities.
Closed for spring semester.

OUTREACH GROUPS (no counseling center appointment required before joining)

KALEIDOSCOPE: ETHNIC/RACIAL MINORITY SUPPORT GROUP Safe, supportive place for ethnic/racial minority students to explore and discuss navigating two or more cultures. Topics may include discrimination, identity of self, family concerns, relationships, adjustment, academic concerns, and body image.
Mondays 4:30-6:00, Multicultural Center Library (beginning 01/27/14)

KISS: KNOWING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT STORIES This gathering is designed to provide support for international students by coming together and sharing cross-cultural stories. The topics include, but are not limited to, the first year experience of studying in the U.S., friendship, food, cultural holidays, driving experience, classroom culture, relationships with professors and classmates, survival skills (cooking, baking …etc). Through sharing our stories, participants will find similarities and differences as well as gain support from each other. The leaders will also share their stories and encourage members’ sharing.
Mondays 2:30-4:00, Multicultural Center Library (beginning 01/13/14)

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