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Group Counseling

In group counseling, approximately 5 – 8 individuals meet with a trained counselor. Some groups are for support around a common issue, while others are to learn and practice skills together.

Groups currently running as of Spring 2018:

Tools for Self-Awareness Seminars

A three-week workshop series designed to teach skills about managing difficult emotions and life situations. Students can call the front desk or talk with a counselor to register.

  • Wednesdays 12pm
  • Thursdays 4pm
  • Fridays 12pm


Anxiety Tool Box Seminars

A three-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.

  • Mondays - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesdays - 1:00 PM
  • Fridays - 1:00 PM

Coping Skills Seminars

An interactive group for students to create and maintain healthy changes in their lives. Call (510) 885-3735 or come by Student Health and Counseling to register.

  • Wednesdays 11am


"Calm and Clear" Mindfulness Workshops

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

  • Wednesdays 1:15pm on lawn outside Einstein’s Bagels
  • Thursdays 2:15pm on lawn outside of Student Health and Counseling Services

Location may change depending on weather. Alternate location for Wednesdays is RAW Wellness Lounge. Alternate location for Thursdays is SHCS Conference Room.


“Walk it Off” Workshops

Movement and time in nature have been shown to help us feel better.  Each group session introduces mindfulness tools and allows students to practice them as they take a short walk.  No experience or registration necessary.

  • Thursdays 1:15pm - participants meet outside of Student Health and Counseling

If weather does not permit a walk outside, group will use the indoor track at the RAW. 

Integrative Healing Yoga

Simple movement, breathing and grounding practices to regain comfort in the body, improve self-regulation, and counteract negative thinking. No experience or registration necessary, all materials will be provided.

Fourth Tuesday of each month from 12:00 - 1:00 PM:

  • 3/27 – Bayview Room, New Union
  • 4/24 – UU 102, Old Union
  • 5/22 – Oakland/Concord Room, New Union


Women of Worth

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.

  • Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM


It's a Family Affair

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.

  • Monday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Men of Color Meetings

Open dialogue in a safe place of fellowship and brotherhood.  All are welcome – no registration needed.

  • Dates and locations vary - check BaySync or ask a counselor for schedule.


Immigration Support Group

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

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


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 (510) 885-3735 for more information.

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