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Summer 2018 Group Options

All groups require a pre-group appointment with the group leader.   Stop by CAPS or call (909) 537-5040 to schedule your pre-group appointment today.

Overcoming Anxiety Group

Mondays
10:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Ever find yourself constantly worrying, stressed, overwhelmed, or in panic? You're not alone! This group is for you to find new ways to manage anxiety (including racing thoughts and panic attacks). Come check it out.

Meditation Group

Tuesdays
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Meditation group is a five-week series with weekly guided meditations and discussions that aim to increase your knowledge and confidence in practicing various meditation techniques.  Beginning with an introduction to meditation, every week following will cover topics such as how to utilize meditation to manage anxiety, improve acceptance of life changes, manage moods, and increase self-compassion.  No prior experience needed!

All-Gender Empowerment Support Group

Tuesdays
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

For survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and child abuse. Receive support, take part in healing activities, and increase coping skills. Share your story - or feel free not to. This group is completely confidential. There is no pre-appointment needed and you may come as often as you choose. For more information on the Support Group please contact Marina.Rodriguez2@csusb.edu or see the website at: www.csusb.edu/survivor-advocacy-services

Man to Man

Wednesdays from Aug 1 – Aug 29 (5 group meetings) 
2:00 - 3:20 p.m.
Come and share your experiences of being male in today's world. Learn about the challenges and pressures facing men and tools we use to improve the quality of our relationships, our work, our health and our lives.

Courage, Compassion, Connection!

Wednesdays 
3:30 - 4:50 p.m.

This group aims to help you cultivate courage so you can be emotionally honest with yourself and others, set boundaries, and allow yourself to be vulnerable. You will also increase your connection to others and nourish a resilient spirit. In embracing who you are rather than who you think you should be, you will grow in compassion toward yourself and others!


What is group therapy?

In group therapy, approximately 4-10 individuals meet face-to-face with trained group therapists. During the group meeting time, members decide what they want to talk about. Members are encouraged to give feedback to others. Feedback includes expressing your own feelings about what someone says or does. Interaction between group members is highly encouraged and provides each person with an opportunity to try out new ways of behaving; it also provides members with an opportunity for learning more about the way they interact with others. It is a safe environment in which members work to establish a level of trust that allows them to talk personally and honestly. Group members make a commitment to the group and are instructed that the content of the group sessions are confidential. It is not appropriate for group members to disclose events of the group to an outside person.

Why is group therapy helpful?

  1. People tend to recreate in the group the difficulties that brought them there. With the direction of the group therapist, the group is able to give support, offer alternatives, and comfort members in such a way that these difficulties become resolved and alternative behaviors are learned.
  2. People can learn new, healthier ways of relating to others in group.                                           
  3. One of the most helpful aspects of group is for members to learn that they are not alone and that there is hope and help. It is comforting to hear that other people have a similar difficulty or have already worked through a problem that deeply disturbs another group member.
  4. People feel free to care about each other because of the climate of trust in a group.
  5. As members gain comfort in being in the group, they will be able to speak more freely. The psychological safety of the group will allow the expression of those feelings which are often difficult to express outside of group. Members can then more easily ask for the support they need.

 
If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services three working days in advance at (909) 537-5040 or psychcounseling@csusb.edu