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Shyness & Social Anxiety Workshop

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workshop gives members the opportunity to practice valuable social skills in a nonjudgmental environment of their peers.  It also gives participants the chance to decrease feelings of anxiety, awkwardness, and embarrassment in social situations and increase their confidence to initiate and maintain friendships. They will learn specific social skills, explore various socially-related themes, and have an opportunity to interact with peers in a safe group setting.

Contact: Dr. Kwabena Sankofa

Making Friends with Feelings: a DBT Skills Group

Emotions can be tough – overwhelming, even – and we aren’t born knowing how to handle them. Over 7 weeks, students will learn skills to help regulate emotional highs and lows to make them more tolerable, as well as how to prevent emotions from taking over in moments of distress. Time will be spent addressing each of four traditional DBT models: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. (7 weeks; registration required.)

Contact: Jessica Hudgens


Traveling Panties

A women’s empowerment and advocacy group especially created to help women find their voices after experiencing the trauma of gender violence. 

Contact: Beverly Holbrook


Winthrop College of Resilience: The Magic of Inner Strength

A Harry Potter themed 10-week course on personal resilience that uses themes from the books and films to emphasize various components of inner strength.  The course is structured as a closed psycho-educational group experience. (That means that once we have enough people, those folks stay for the whole group.)  The group will address such topics as building relationships, facing crises, managing change, taking decisive action, improving self-worth, and self-care.  We will also tap into student creativity and visual integration by incorporating poignant crafts into sessions.

Contact: Dr. Gretchen Baldwin

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