Spring 2014 Groups
Assertive Communication Workshop: Learn to initiate conversations and to ask for what you need without feeling guilty. Improve your appropriate expression of thoughts and feelings. Structured exercises teach skills for communicating directly, while respecting the rights of both self and others. Six sessions.
Understanding Self and Others: Do you want to develop better relationship skills? This group provides an opportunity to learn from each other, while giving and receiving support around the many personal issues that students deal with. Participants will help each other develop greater self-awareness and increased ability to have satisfying relationships. Relationships, self-confidence, balancing demands, and more–this group will address the issues of greatest concern to its members.
Undergraduate Student Support Group: An opportunity for undergraduate students to share experiences, give and receive support, and learn from each other in a safe environment. Discussions will address the issues of greatest concern to participants and might include stress, adjustment, relationships, and achieving balance in one’s life.
Grief Support Group for Students Who Have Lost Parents or Siblings: An opportunity for students who have lost a parent or sibling to share their stories, while giving and receiving support around the many issues faced during the grieving process. Participants will be able to discuss their loss in a safe and supportive setting with others who have been through similar experiences.
Feel Better Fast: Do you need more stress management skills? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by the demands of the semester? Do you want to learn fast and effective ways to manage stress and practice general self-care? If so, this is the workshop for you! Learn ways to FEEL BETTER FAST. Join us for a three-session workshop that will teach you techniques on stress management, relaxation, mindfulness, and general self-care.
Survivors' Groups: The Aurora Center provides a safe and confidential space for students who are survivors of sexual assault. The purpose of the group is to offer information, options, support, relaxation, stress reduction exercises, and to learn how trauma impacts the day-to-day struggles for students. The group serves as a welcoming and nurturing environment for each member to learn and grow from each other's on-going work towards recovery. Please contact The Aurora Center for more information and screenings (612-626-2929 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Outsmarting Stress: Educational and support group for under/graduate students who are registered with Disability Services. Topics include organization skills, stress management, and managing the impacts of your disability.
Especially for Graduate Students
All UCCS groups are open to graduate students. In addition, we offer the following groups especially for graduate students:
Graduate Student Support Group: An opportunity for grad students to share experiences, give and receive support, and learn from each other in a safe environment. Discussions will address the issues of greatest concern to participants and might include stress, relationships, and achieving balance in one's life.
Dissertation and Thesis Support Groups: These groups, which meet every other week, provide support and focus on problem-solving strategies for graduate students at the dissertation or thesis stage. These groups are very popular and there is frequently a wait for an opening. Several groups are running currently, and space becomes available as students complete their degrees.