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Back By Popular Demand: GROUPS!

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Group therapy can be an ideal choice depending upon the nature of your concerns. It’s a powerful tool for growth and change, an opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, enhance relationships skills, receive support from others, and learn healthy coping skills. Research has found that group therapy is often more effective than individual therapy when issues involve certain topics (e.g. relationships, interpersonal skills, social isolation, development of coping skills, etc.). Members often describe experiencing they are "not the only one" in addressing their concerns when they participate in group therapy. 

The EKU Counseling Center has groups that are offered throughout the year which focus on the development of effective personal and social skills and the resolution of various types of personal concerns. Common topics addressed include depression, anxiety and worry, stress reduction, relationship issues, college adjustment, and various mental health skill building techniques. 

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Drop-In! These groups are open to any/all currently enrolled EKU students. Note: some groups have limited space, therefore, arriving 10 minutes early is recommended. The following are the Drop-In Groups are currently being offered by the Counseling Center:

Relaxation & Meditation Group-STARTS AUGUST 28th! Calm your body, relax your mind! Yoga mats provided. No experience necessary! Arrive 5 min before a group to ensure your space. Come chill with us and decrease your stress!
Fall 2017: Meets weekly 3-4pm on Mondays & Thursdays in Whitlock Bldg Room 568

Beyond Labels-LGBTQ+STARTS AUGUST 28th! Want a safe space to talk with other LGBTQ+ students? Come join us as we discuss identity, sexuality, gender, and other factors (family, relationships, etc.) impacting your journey.
Fall 2017: Meets weekly on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 pm, Whitlock Bldg Room 567

Quitters: Substance Use Support Group-STARTS AUGUST 28TH! Cutting back? In recovery? We are providing a safe, confidential, supportive space to discuss reducing your substance use, talk about recovery behaviors, and connect with students who are trying to make similar changes here at EKU. Check out our group!
Tuesdays 6-7pm  Whitlock Bldg. Room 567

Feel Better Fast Workshops-STARTS SEPTEMBER 11th! This is a weekly workshop series that teaches you coping strategies to make your life more manageable.  Topics include: how to manage your feelings of distress, how to cope with emotions, and changing how your body and mind respond to stress. Show up at any workshop on any of these days to Feel Better Fast!
Meets weekly in Whitlock Bldg. Room 568 beginning Sept. 11th  on the following days:
Mondays 3:30-4:30pm
Tuesdays 6-7pm 
Wednesdays 11-12pm

To register for these groups, a meeting with a counselor is required before joining a group. Come to the EKU Counseling Center (Whitlock Bldg., Room 571 or call 859-622-1303) to discuss your interest in the groups listed below.

Understanding Self and Others Come join a safe and energizing group of your peers to explore patterns of how you perceive yourself and relate with others. The aim of this group is developing greater understanding and acceptance of self, changing current behaviors and developing better ways of coping.
Fall 2017: Meets weekly Tuesdays 9:30-11 am or Fridays 2:30-4 pm, Whitlock Bldg Room 571

Start From Now! STARTS OCTOBER 3rd! Do you find yourself struggling with body image, healthy eating, and/or dangerous weight loss habits? This group provides support and psychoeducational information to address these challenges.  CONTACT the EKU Psychology Clinic for more information @ 859-622-2356.
Meets weekly Tuesdays 2:30-4pm 

Introverts Unite! Introverts Unite! Find yourself struggling with the extroverted college culture? We provide a safe space to talk with other introverts discussing how to identify and capitalize on your strengths as an introvert.
Fall 2017: Meets weekly Wednesdays 2:30-4 pm Whitlock Bldg Room 571

Make sure to check out our flier below for a list of all groups as well as specific fliers for each group. Feel free to print and share with others!

Groups for Fall 2017935.3 KB
Relaxation Meditation Group Fall 20171.93 MB
Quitters: Substance Abuse Support Group28.97 KB
Feel Better Fast Workshops963.97 KB
Understanding Self and Others Group455.4 KB
Start From Now 86.56 KB
Introverts Unite651.19 KB
Beyond Labels236.79 KB

Published on September 06, 2016

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