GROUPS & WORKSHOPS - 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

To register, please call 506-453-4820 or drop by our office (CC Jones, 2nd Floor)

PROCRASTINATION AND YOU, YEAH YOU!

Do you procrastinate?  If yes, you are in good company!  Studies show that up to 95% of students report that they have a relationship with procrastination. In this workshop, we will explore ways that procrastination may be working against you - and sometimes for you! This interactive workshop will offer you new insights into: ways to confront procrastination, the beginnings of a personalized action plan and a support team. Participants have the option of taking part in one or all of the group sessions.  Please note that each session will cover different material. There will be a brief re-cap at the beginning of each session about the previous session.  This workshop is open to any UNB/STU students – either pre-register or drop in!

Wednesday from 1:30-3:00 pm on January 30th  
Location:  Milham Room at the Harriett Irving Library


STANDING OVATION:  ROCKIN’ THE STAGE & OVERCOMING ACADEMIC ANXIETY

What do athletes, class presenters, performing artists and thesis defenders have in common?  They are required to perform even when they are nervous or worried about the outcome.  If you are not doing as well as you could during exams, class presentations, recitals & thesis defenses etc., this practical workshop will help!  This workshop is open to any UNB/STU students – either pre-register or drop in!

Wednesday, February 20th - 9:00-10:30 am
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL

Want to know how to feel happier, more confident and worry less right now? Would you like to learn new ways of dealing with what life throws at you?  Living Life to the Full offers you enjoyable and interactive courses that will help you understand your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and what to do about them!

In 8 fun, friendly 90-minute sessions, Living Life to the Full helps people make a difference in their lives. Each session is moderated by a trained facilitator and includes a booklet, handouts, exercises and discussions.  This group is open to any UNB/STU students – please phone our office to register.

Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 pm starting January 23rd
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION GROUP

Want to find out what mindfulness is all about?  Get to know yourself better, learn to handle stress differently, and improve the quality of your everyday life.  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a 8 week group that will help students learn meditation and mindfulness practice.  This group is open to any UNB/STU students – please phone our office to register.

Mondays from 2:30-4:00 pm starting January 14th
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


CREATIVE COPING

Creative Coping is an 8 week group for students looking for alternative ways to improve their mental health, manage problems and connect with others.  Using a variety of art therapy techniques such as painting, art journaling, collage and mixed media, students will develop coping skills to help manage life’s difficulties.  This experiential therapy group requires no background or skill level in art!  Any UNB/STU students interested in this must have an appointment with Counselling Services prior to the start of the group.

Thursdays from 2:00-4:00 pm  Group starting January 24th
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


B.R.I.D.G.E.

B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness) focuses on identifying ways to foster healthy relationships via self-monitoring, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills. The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to help you: (1) better understand your values and boundaries in relationships, (2) learn the role of culture in communication, different styles of communication, and strategies for effective communication, and (3) identify common causes of conflict and effective conflict management  techniques.  Any UNB/STU students interested in this must have an appointment with Counselling Services prior to the start of the group.

Mondays from 2:30-4:00 pm – Group starting February 11th
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


R.I.O.

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions.  By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy.  Any UNB/STU students interested in this must have an appointment with Counselling Services prior to the start of the group.

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30 am – Group starting January 30th
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


SEEKING SERENITY

Seeking Serenity is informed by dialectical behavior therapy and is designed for students who experience overwhelming emotions that feel difficult to manage.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) distress tolerance, (2) emotion regulation, and (3) mindfulness.  By the end of the workshop, you will have strategies for better managing overwhelming emotions.  Any UNB/STU students interested in this must have an appointment with Counselling Services prior to the start of the group.

Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00 noon – Group starting February 12th
Location:  Group Room, Counselling Services


IMPROV FOR ANXIETY GROUP

Come & enjoy a judgment-free environment where you can express yourself without fear of failure!  Improv is a form of theater where every part of the performance is made up on the spot.  It's a great way to help manage social anxiety & become more comfortable in group and one-on-one social settings.  Participants will learn to trust and support one another and each individual can be silly and open knowng they will not be judged.  This group is open to UNB/STU students.  For more information, please contact Matthew MacLean at macleanm@unb.ca.

3 Session Group runs Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm starting January 14th
Location:  Room 320, Marshall d'Avray Hall


ARE YOU A STUDENT WITH ANXIETY OR LOW MOOD THAT WANTS TO LEARN TO BETTER MANAGE THE CHALLENGES OF UNIVERSITY?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We invite you to take part in an 8-week research study.  You'll either be connected with UNB Counselling Services programs or be enrolled in a new program combining a skills group with learning to get better at running (couch to 5k!)  Everyone will gain skills to deal with stress, depression & anxiety.

-No Cost
-Confidential
-Fun, informative & relaxed!

To participate or for more details, please contact Matthew MacLean 506-447-3218 (voice) 506-230-0350 (text), macleanm@unb.ca 

UNB REB#2018-109; Researchers: Drs. Janine Olthuis and Ryan Hamilton (Psychology) and Matt MacLean (UNB Counselling Services)


Mental Health First Aid

Adults Who Interact With Youth
Mental Health First Aid For Adults Who Interact With Youth teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 
The 14 hour course takes place over 2 full days.  The cost per participant is $125 (for UNB Staff, Faculty & Students), which includes a manual, meals during the training, and certification after successfully completing the course.

For more information, please check out the MHFA Pamphlet

Next training to be held March 4-5, 2019