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You Belong in the Room

You Belong In The Room

Why do feelings of inadequacy follow me? Let’s explore the imposter syndrome phenomenon from a unique Black perspective that is internalized through structural anti-Blackness. In this 5-week group session, Black students will reflect on lived experiences to identify, understand feelings of impostering and learn its impact with mental distress. We will discuss what’s harming your […]

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Fostering Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

A 5-week online psycho-educational group which explores self-compassion, self-love, and mindfulness. The sessions will focus on defining self-compassion, techniques to challenge the ‘inner critic’, and strategies to foster self-compassion and mindfulness. To register, contact Simone Gomes (gomessf@mcmaster.ca). […]

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Grief Support Circle – Drop-in (Via WebEx)

Grief Support

This drop in style group is for students who have experienced grief and loss due to the death of a loved one. The group is facilitated by Marybeth from McMaster Open Circle and Simone (Counsellor) from the Student Wellness Centre, and it is open to all students. This group will provide a safe and confidential […]

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StressLess – Drop In

Stress Less

The StressLess drop-in session is designed to explore stress and anxiety, identify stressors, and discuss some stress management strategies. We will introduce mindfulness, tapping, progressive muscle relaxation, and other techniques. Drop-in sessions will be available online. Email Zeinab Khawaja khawaz@mcmaster.ca to receive the link for the online meeting. […]

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ADHD – Drop-in

Banner reading, "ADHD Drop-In: a space for students to develop new skills to minimize the effects of ADHD on daily life".

This group provides a space for students to develop new skills and approaches to help minimize the effects of ADHD on daily life.  The group will offer opportunities to share with others.  Come to one session or come to all. Offered through Webex.  Students must be registered with the SWC and have completed a confidentiality […]

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Emotion Regulation Skills

Emotion Regulation Skills

Participate in this 10-week coping skills group, where you will learn mindfulness and how to manage emotion dysregulation, distress, and interpersonal difficulties For more information or to register, email Debra Earl (RN) at earld@mcmaster.ca. […]

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Mend Your Mood

Mend Your Mood

This group will focus on developing a better understanding of depression, and learning evidence-based skills to change patterns that trigger depression symptoms. This group will be appropriate for those with mild to moderate symptoms of depression. Pre-group meeting required. For more information or to register, email Michelle Charles (MSW, RSW) at charles2@mcmaster.ca. […]

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Managing Your Worry and Anxiety

Managing Your Worry & Anxiety

Participants learn about the connection between worrying and generalized anxiety through an exploration of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) concepts/strategies. Weekly experiential exercises will be used to challenge thoughts, manage worries, and provide a greater sense of calm to mind and body. For more information or to register, email Sheila Ortlieb (MA, RP) at ortliebs@mcmaster.ca. […]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

DBT Therapy

In a supportive small-group environment, participants will learn helpful ways to cope with periods of intense emotional distress. The group will focus on understanding painful emotional experiences and developing concrete strategies to prevent, decrease or manage painful life experiences. There are 3 modules that rotate through the year which include emotion regulation, distress tolerance and […]

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ACT on Anxiety

ACT on Anxiety Group

Participants will learn Acceptance & Commitment Therapy strategies to decrease the impact of anxious thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories on living a valued life. Please note this session is full. For more information or to add your name to the waitlist, email Carla Glanville (MA) at glanvic@mcmaster.ca or Kerri-Ann Fitzgerald (MSW, RSW) at fitzka@mcmaster.ca.   […]

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