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Counseling Service Offerings

January 22, 2016

Life in college can be stressful.  The Counseling Service is excited to announce the following mindfulness courses, therapy groups and support groups this semester for students!   We invite students to participate in these experiences and make a commitment to emotional well-being.
1.  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)  MBSR is an 8-week program which involves extensive training in mindfulness meditation as the core of a program to teach people how to take better care of themselves and lead healthier lives.  Mindful movement is also a part of the class.  Participants must attend an orientation session scheduled for January 21 or 24.  For more details and to register for an orientation, go to
2. Therapy groups offered on campus this spring include: 
Managing Stress and Anxiety  
Developing Social Confidence 
Understanding Self and Other (open to all to help gain greater understanding of self and interpersonal relationships)
Women of the World (open to female-identified people to discuss common concerns)
Students interested in any of the above groups can schedule a brief information session with Dr. Jamie Young or Dr. Natalie Mitchell by contacting the Counseling Service front desk at 503-768-7160. Days and times for meetings are to be determined, based on student interest and availability. Groups will start in February.  More information is available on the Counseling Service website. 
3. Support groups are being offered this spring at the Graduate School’s Community Counseling Center on Barbur Boulevard include:
Disordered Eating Support Group   (Tuesdays, 4:10 to 5:40)
Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group   (Fridays, 4:10 to 5:40)
The Community Counseling Center is easily accessible to campus via the Pio Express.  Students who might be interested in these support groups should call the Health Promotion Desk (503-768-8225) to schedule a screening/orientation appointment.  There is no obligation to attending a screening.   Groups start in February.  More information about the groups is also available by contacting the Community Counseling Center at 503-768-6320.
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