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Group Counseling

In group counseling, approximately 5 – 8 individuals meet with a trained counselor. During the group meeting time, members work on personal issues and challenges by talking about what is troubling them. Members of the group are helped and encouraged to give support, feedback, and to connect with other members.

Different groups are offered at different times. Counseling offers support/feedback groups, skill based groups, and some topic specific groups.

Groups currently running as of Fall 2017:

RIO Seminars

RIO - (Recognition, Insight and Openness) is a 3 week seminar designed to teach skills about managing difficult emotions and life situations. Students can call the front desk or talk with a counselor to register.

  • Monday - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday - 1:00 PM

Anxiety Tool Box Seminars

Anxiety Toolbox is a 3-week seminar designed to help students learn skills to manage their anxiety.  Students can call the front desk or talk with a counselor to register.

  • Wednesday - 11:00 AM
  • Thursday - 12:00 PM

"Calm and Clear" Mindfulness Workshops 

Wednesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM on lawn outside of Student Health and Counseling

Drop-in workshops incorporating breath exercises, gentle movement, and relaxation techniques for self awareness, self care and stress reduction.  No registration or experience necessary.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Fourth Tuesday of each month, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Bayview Room
Drop-in workshops.  Simple movement, breathing and grounding practices to regain comfort in the body, improve self-regulation, and counteract negative thinking. No experience or registration necessary.

Women of Worth

Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

A safe space for women to come together, share their experiences, and receive and offer support. Possible themes include anxiety, stress, relationships, gender issues and societal expectations.  Schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.

It's a Family Affair

Mondays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Helping participants with hard family backgrounds create meaningful, healthy relationships.  Exercises could benefit intimate relationships and friendships as well.  Schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.

Dreamer Support Group

Alternate Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Fridays from 11:00 – 12:00 PM

For undocumented students and others affected by immigration concerns. Contact René Moreno at (510) 885-3735 for more information.

Self-Care Workshops

Counselors are available to run workshops on self-care for interested classes or student groups. These workshops are particularly useful for those in caretaking professions, or involved in activism. They can be tailored to any group’s needs and availability. Contact Shauna Olson Hong at (510) 885-3735 for more information.

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