Fall 2014 Events

Counseling Services Events Schedule

Fall 2014

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Building A Better You Programming Series
Fall 2014

The Building a Better You Program Series is developed with YOU in mind.  Each session focuses on a different aspect of the challenges todays college students face.  Through discussion, fun activities and media you will begin to understand yourself more and gain insight about what motivates you and what might be holding you back from being the best "you" you can be!  Each week will be held in a different residence hall - all students are welcome!!!!

Week One: Tuesday, 09/16– "Turn the Page:  A New Chapter at SCSU" - 7-8:30 pm

Transition smoothly into the next chapter of your life! Learn from others and share how you are managing the beginning of the semester with fun and interactive activities. 
Location: Farnham Program Space 

Week Two Tuesday, 9/23 - "Me, Myself, and I. And Southern!” - 7-8:30 pm

Ever wonder why you behave the way you do?  Have you ever noticed other people's behavior and wondered how on earth they could think/feel the way they do?  Come to this workshop to begin to understand your identity and personality and how you fit in with others and at Southern!                 Location: Schwartz Hall

Week Three: Tuesday,9/30 - "Take Back the Wheel" - 7-8:30 pm

Don’t let stress or anxiety stop you from taking control of your life.  figure out why you are so stressed and what you can do about it!  Don't miss these de-stressing activities and giveaways!!
Location: Brownell Hall

Week Four:  Tuesday, 10/7 - “Life Knows How To Test You” - 7-8:30 pm

Ever hear the saying, "when it rains, it pours"?" There is a reason!!! Come and learn how to navigate through mid-term stress with less drama and more ease!!! Becuase preparing for midterms is about more than just academics.   Co-sponsored by the Health and Wellness Center
Location: Hickerson Hall Lobby

Week Five:  Tuesday, 10/14 - “Movie Night: Happy! Movie Screening" - 7-8:30 pm

Join the worldwide movement and learn about what true happiness is all about!  Watch this celebrated documentary that chronicles the lives of some of the happiest people in the world....their life stories may surprise you!!!!  Location: West Campus

 Week Six: Tuesday, 10/21 - "5 Things You Need for a Healthy Relationship - the First Four Have to do With You!  7-8:30 pm

 Do your relationships keep ending up with same way?  Do you ever wonder why you attract the 'same kind of person'?  In this workshop we talk about you and what you bring to your relationships, what you've learned from the past and how to make positive changes for the future!  Location:  Wilkinson Hall

Week Seven: Wednesday, 10/29  - "Holistic Halloween Party!!" - 7-8:30 pm

Mask making, organic treats, aromatherapy and more!  Join us as we learn about self care while having fun.  You will walk away with many "treats" that you made and sampled!  Location:  Wilkinson Hall

Week Eight: Tuesday, 11/4 - Yoga Night - 7-8:30 pm

Bring you mat and water for this yoga intensive.  Practice vinyasa flow and experience the many benefits of yoga, breathing and mindfulness. Location: North Campus

Week Nine: Tuesday, 11/11 - 'A Night of Meditation, Mindfulness, and Self-Empowerment' - 7-8:30 pm

What is this practice that has been around for thousands of years?  How can it help you personally, academically and in relationships.  Learn and practice various forms of mindfulness and meditation and begin to see just how amazing it can be for your entire life!  Location:  Brownell Hall  

Week Ten: Tuesday, 11/18 - "Be Thankful" - 7-8:30 pm

We are conditioned to focus on the negative in our lives.  When things are going good, we many times expect something bad to happen, so we never really appreciate the good things in our lives. What are you grateful for in your life?  Do you ever slow down to truly appreciate all that you have?   Join us for this night of gratitude for the people and things in our lives we very often don't take the time to thank!  Location:  Wilkinson Hall Lobby

Week Eleven: Tuesday, 12/2 - "Finals Game Plan" - 7-8:30 pm

Get ready for finals!  Learn easy and effective ways to manage your stress, life and classes!  Practice techniques and develop tools that enhance your study skills!  Location:  West Campus

Week Twelve: Tuesday, 12/9 - "#WOOF - Pet Assisted Therapy" - 5:30-7:00 pm

De-Stress before finals with the registered therapy dogs of Pet Partners!  Get some furry lovin' from these four-legged pals!  Location:  Farnham Program Space


Mindful Journey Group

2 Sessions!!!

First Session:  Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 pm, Farnham Program Space 9/16-10/21

Second Session:  Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm, Adanti Student Center Room 303

The Mindful Journey Group program is a seven week introduction to mindfulness practice, including seated meditation and gentle yoga. It is designed to teach people how to take better care of themselves and participate fully in improving their health, well-being and quality of life. This program teaches you how to take charge of your life by learning to work consciously and skillfully to understand your thoughts, beliefs, reactions, emotions.  You will learn effective strategies to change the automatic, and often stressful ways that you react to life's stressors.

Included in the weekly meetings: 

•Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
•Group discussion aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
•Review of physiological and psychological components of the stress cycle
•Skills for responding to specific types of stress
•Daily personal practice

It is FREE and open to undergraduate and graduate students! It requires a commitment to attend all weekly meetings, and practice a few minutes every day. Pre-registration required and class size is limited.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring something comfortable to sit on (i.e. meditation mat)



Counseling Services Coaching Series: Life Goals Boot Camp Fall 2014

Where are you now? Where do you want to go from here? Whether it's regarding career, academics  or other life issues, Counseling Services Coaching Series: Life goals Boot Camp is specifically designed to help you make your  life goals achievable!

Week 1 "Creating a Vision"

Goal setting 101: What are you hoping to achieve? What identity do you want to create in order to have a successful life? Come learn about how to find your true identity and understand how negative beliefs ultimately impact your life choices and get in the way of your success!
Location: Farnham Programming Space 7-8:30pm

Week 2 "Setting Your Intention"

Creating your personal “success script”. Maximize your thoughts and rewrite your future! In this workshop, we will focus on specific goal attainment and follow through.
Location: Farnham Programming Space 7-8:30pm

Week 3 "Status Update"

Negotiating the step-by-step. Determine what is getting in the way of your success, and how to stay motivated.
Location: Farnham Programming Space 7-8:30pm

Week 4 "Staying On Track"

Turning your goals a lasting reality. Review your progress and goals. See what works, what needs to change and set your sights on your the future.
Location: Farnham Programming Space 7-8:30pm