Groups & Workshops

Each semester Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) offers counseling groups and workshops, in which students share/disclose concerns, reflect, learn new skills, practice new ideas and behaviors, receive feedback and give feedback in a supportive environment. Every group and workshop is different and they meet at different times and for different lengths.

Our groups and workshops provide opportunities for students to:

  • Receive and give emotional support
  • Improve self-awareness and social skills
  • Learn to deal with personal issues
  • Improve self-esteem and/or self-confidence
  • Enhance interpersonal perspective on your individual concerns and group concerns
  • Decrease loneliness and isolation

Workshops

No screening (pre) appointment is necessary for workshops. Students may come to any and all sessions. They are expected to arrive on time and check-in at the front desk.

This workshop is designed to help students understand stress and anxiety, learn basic coping skills and reflect on stress barriers. It is 60 minute workshop so please arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time and check-in at the front desk.

Time: Mondays @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm ; Fridays @ 12-1 pm
Location: Forum Lower Level North Conference Room (check-in at SHAW front desk)
Staff: Ashlie & Gina on Monday; Gina on Friday

This weekly 30 minute workshop is designed to provide students with an opportunity to practice mindfulness in a semi-structured setting. No experience, materials, mats/seats and/or specific clothes required. Each session will provide participants with exercises to help deepen their mindful awareness. Please arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of time and check-in at the front desk.

Time: Mondays @ 4:15-5 pm
Location: Forum Lower Level SHAW Group Room (check-in at front desk) 
Staff: Paul

Groups

Group sessions require a 15-20 minute screening appointment before joining any group. You may schedule your screening by calling 641-269-3230 or emailing the staff for the group you are interested in. Times when the groups will meet are listed, but will depend on student interest. You can discuss this during your screening appointment.

This 60 minute weekly session is designed for those who are man-identified (transgender-men, cisgender-men and/or gender-fluid men) to discuss how we personally define and identify with masculinity.

Time: Wednesdays @ 4-5 p.m.
Location: Forum Lower Level SHAW Group Room (check-in at front desk)
Staff: Thomas & Christian

A 60 minute, weekly process group, designed to explore ourselves and our relationships with others. A space to reflect, receive feedback and explore how we are in the world and how it relates to people in group.

Time: Tuesdays @ 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: Forum Lower Level SHAW Group Room (check-in at front desk)
Staff: Becky & Thomas

This group is designed to explore issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and sexually fluid students. This group will provide a space to gather to get feedback, connect with others, reflect about identity and give/receive support with relationships, family and friends, coming out, transitioning, questioning and identity development.

Time: Wednesdays @ 12-1 p.m.
Location: Forum Lower Level SHAW Group Room (check-in at front desk)
Staff: Gina & Marie

This weekly group is designed for third and fourth years to explore their life after graduating from Grinnell. You can use this space to reflect on your time at Grinnell, explore the emotions that surface around your transition from the college and exploring what’s next for you.

Time: Thursdays @ 12-1 p.m.
Location: Forum Lower Level SHAW Group Room (check-in at front desk)
Staff: Gina & Sunny

This process group is designed for those who are women of color-identified (transgender-women, cisgender-women and/or gender-fluid women) to explore personal, academic and vocational concerns. It is a space to focus on relationships with other women of color in the group, reflect on how other’s experiences are similar/different than your own and to give/receive feedback.

Time: Thursdays @ 4-5 p.m.
Location: Forum Lower Level SHAW Group Room (check-in at front desk)
Staff: Erin & Yun

 

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