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Groups

Facilitated by UCC staff and interns, groups are a great way of getting support through talking with other Loyola students with similar concerns. An initial consultation appointment will help determine if a group is a good fit for you. Please note that groups must have at least two student members to begin meeting.

Everyday Mindfulness Group

The University Counseling Center is offering a 7 week group (1.5 hours/week) that will utilize mindfulness to reduce feelings of stress, better regulate unwanted emotions like anxiety, foster acceptance, and cultivate compassion for self and others. We will practice through a diversity of means including meditation, games, movement, somatic embodiment, visualization, and sensory experiences. Beginners and experts welcome! If you are interested in joining this group, please email Alysse, aafuchs@loyno.edu  

Students of Color Processing Group 

This group is for students of color to share a safe space to discuss, process, and reflect on their experiences of being a person of color at Loyola and the world at large.  This group will offer tools, resources, and skills for coping with life stressors that arise from experiencing the world as a person of color. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, multiracial, and all other POC identities are welcome! For more information email proy@loyno.edu

Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group

This group is designed for survivors of assault who are interested in connecting with others who have had similar experiences. Sessions will focus on the development of interpersonal connection as a means of healing, and how to nurture compassionate relationships with ourselves and others. If you are interested in participating in this group or have additional questions, email delafuen@loyno.edu

Grief and Loss Processing Group

The Grief and Loss Processing Group is designed to offer a safe, confidential space for students who have experienced distressing thoughts and feelings after the passing of a loved one or family member. Any number of symptoms (such as depression, guilt, shame) will occur as a result and the UCC is committed to addressing grief and loss in the group setting in addition to individual counseling. Our focus? In 8 weeks, we'll work to process the grief and loss you experienced and offer resources to adequately prepare for and respond to distressing thoughts and feelings both currently and in the future.  If you are interested in participating in this group, email mevigier@loyno.edu

Anxiety Management Workshops

Stress is a normal part of everyday life: many people get nervous before a big presentation or test, or in unfamiliar social situations. Join the Anxiety Management Workshops to learn concrete strategies to cope with and manage anxiety. Our Anxiety Management Workshops will meet via Zoom. These workshops are focused on concrete skill-building, are FREE and open to all students, and no preregistration is necessary. For more information and the schedule, visit Anxiety Management Workshops.