Learning about yourself,
dealing with problems, and growing with the changes in your life are
important parts of the Notre Dame experience.
The Professional Staff
of the University Counseling Center (UCC) invite you to consider joining
a group this Spring 2008. Many groups remain open throughout the semester.
in the Loop: Treatment for Obsessions and Compulsions
Feel Better Fast: Help with Depression, Stress, and Sleep
Graduate Student Group
Relaxation Training Class and Workshop
Not the Perfect Family
Living Without ED (eating issues
CAUGHT IN THE LOOP : Treatment for Obsessions and Compulsions - Are you caught in an endless loop of anxious thoughts, or do you find yourself compelled to perform certain actions over and over again? Get out of the loop – and learn how to cope with and reduce your obsessions and compulsions. Treatment begins with a few individual sessions for assessment and to formulate an individualized treatment plan. Participants will be encouraged to do activities in between sessions to begin to make cognitive and behavioral changes. Once you get started, you can join this weekly group to gain support and keep yourself on track.
THURSDAYS: 3:30 – 4:45 P.M.
The group will remain open for new members throughout the spring semester. Contact Wendy Settle, Ph.D. at 631-7336 .
FEEL BETTER FAST : Help with Depression, Stress, and Sleep - Depression, stress, and sleep disturbances can rob you of the joys of college life. Yes, you can take steps to change your negative moods, reduce your stress, and get a more restful sleep. Come to this 3-session informative and supportive structured group. Each session will be educational, introduce mood-changing activities, and provide an opportunity for participants to give each other on-going support. Participants will be encouraged to do mood-changing and stress-reduction activities in between sessions. To register, schedule an individual appointment before the group begins. Questions? Call Wendy Settle, Ph.D. at 631-7336.
WEDNESDAYS: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
March 19, 26, & April 2 2008
GRADUATE STUDENT GROUP - This confidential group is designed for graduate students who would like to explore how long standing patterns are impacting their lives and who want to learn to move ahead with self-understanding and greater confidence. It is also for individuals who have experienced relationship difficulties or loss and are looking for support and strategies for coping and personal growth. Students experiencing adjustment to graduate school concerns are also likely to benefit from this group.
TUESDAYS: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
BEYOND FACEBOOK - Do you have a lot of Facebook "friends" but are still feeling disconnected? Whether with friends, family or romantic partners, if our relationships aren't happy and meaningful, we're not happy. "Beyond Facebook" is a confidential group to help undergraduate men and women learn to relate more positively with others and with themselves. Through weekly meetings, you wil have the unique opportunity to use the interaction of the group to learn and grow personally and relationally.
TUESDAYS 3:30 – 5:00 PM
RELAXATION TRAINING CLASS –Relax your mind and body in the middle of the week! This 3-session class is co-sponsored with RecSports and is held at the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center. You will learn a variety of physical and mental techniques to induce feelings of relaxation and calm. These methods can be learned either lying down on a mat or sitting in a chair. Here are a few of the many benefits: reduces anxiety as well as other symptoms of stress; increases your ability to concentrate; helps reduce your desire to use nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, etc., and can even be used to facilitate restful sleep. Come wearing loose, warm, comfortable clothing.
Cost: $12.00 -- Sign up in person through RecSports, Rolfs Sports Recreation Center. You can join us anytime. Call RecSports at 631-6100 for information about registration. Call UCC at 631-7336 if you have questions for the instructor about the class.
WEDNESDAYS 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
February 13, 20, & 27th, 2008
RELAXATION & MINDFULNESS - Join us for a special free one session program that will provide relaxation training and introduce you to mindfulness.Sponsored by UCC & RecSports. Email RecSports to register, click on "Exercise Basics 101."
THURSDAY May 1st, 12 noon - 1 pm.
NOT THE PERFECT FAMILY - In a place where people talk about Notre Dame as a “family” and many portray their own families as perfect, you may be hesitant to talk about your own family and its impact on you. Living away from home can create challenges for you in terms of communicating long distance. Dealing with stresses and concerns going on at home while you are here is difficult. It’s hard to focus on school when you are worried about the health and/or safety of family members at home. It is a challenge to deal with different expectations you have for yourself versus those your family has for you. Join this confidential group and take the opportunity to work and learn from other students who don’t have perfect families either, but who want to figure out healthy ways of interacting and connecting with others.
THURSDAYS 3:30 - 4:45 P.M.
LIVING WITHOUT ED - This confidential group is for students who want to learn how to live their life without an Eating Disorder. The group provides the opportunity for members to give and receive support around struggles related to food, weight and body image, identify situations that trigger unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and develop healthy and effective coping strategies. The group provides an environment to help students improve relationships with others and develop greater self acceptance.
MONDAYS 4:30 - 6:00 PM
FOR INFORMATION AND HELP IN
MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT GROUP PARTICIPATION,
Call 631-7336 or Stop by from 9:00 5:00 p.m.
AT THE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER (UCC), 3RD FLOOR
OF SAINT LIAM HALL