Groups & Workshops

Why try a group or workshop? Participation in one of our workshops or groups provides a safe and supportive place to discuss your concerns, gain support, and/or learn coping skills with others who may have similar challenges. A group can be a wonderful source of feedback, support, good humor, and creative ideas. All workshops and groups and led by licensed clinicians.

Counseling Services has created the Whisler Wellness Workshops that will help you grow and learn by doing! We know that students are busy and can benefit from quick and useful tools for common presenting concerns. The Whisler Wellness Workshops series is currently comprised of two unique workshops, with each one broken up into 3 sessions (provided once per week) of 60 minutes each. All workshops come with a student workbook that will allow you to practice your new skills in between sessions. If you are interested in attending either of the workshops, schedule an intake appointment by calling 740-587-6200, ex. 1. If you are already seeing a therapist at Counseling Services, tell them you are interested in a workshop. 

You are free to do more than one workshop and to repeat them as often as you like! Check with the front desk for current scheduling and availability. When scheduled for an Emotional Wellbeing Workshop, you must come to each session on time, as the sessions build upon each other.

Whisler Wellness Workshops

A.I.R. (Ask, Investigate, Respond)

A.I.R. (Ask, Investigate, Respond) 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, be able to use skills to manage emotions, and learn how to focus your energy in more productive ways. Want to know more? Contact Sanda Gibson.

C.A.L.M. (Control Anxiety & Live Mindfully)

C.A.L.M. (Control Anxiety & Live Mindfully) focuses on helping you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms.  The three sessions are divided into content that builds upon itself.  The sessions include modules dedicated to:

  1. understanding anxiety,
  2. introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety and
  3. developing alternative responses to anxiety.

By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized toolkit for managing anxiety. Want to know more? Contact Kadian Miracle.

Groups

Spectrum

Spectrum a support group for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. The group is intended to provide a safe space for students to discuss common experiences related to their sexual identity, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. Typical topics include relationships, family, campus climate, development of a community, societal issues, and self-care, among others. Want to know more? Contact Sarah DelPropost or Phoebe Myhrum.

The Productivity Circle

Counseling Services, in collaboration with Academic Resource Center (ARC), offers a group for students who would like to learn more skills to manage symptoms of ADHD. A formal diagnosis of ADHD is not necessary to attend. Students gain psychoeducation about ADHD and how it may impact a student in college. Students will learn strategies to increase success in academia, build new habits to improve overall wellness and gain support for making the transition to college. This group emphasizes the strengths and talents of students with ADHD. Want to know more? Contact Sanda Gibson.

PHOENIX

Phoenix is a supportive space for students experiencing grief and loss. Students learn coping skills to handle the impact of grief and reflect on their experiences with loss through guided discussion. The seven-week sessions cover topics such as defining grief, grief myths, expressing emotions, secondary losses, complicated grief and building social support. For more information please email, Kelsey Jones.

Questions? Want to know more? Contact counseling@denison.edu.

Contact Us

Mail
Whisler Center for Student Wellness
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6200
Fax
740-587-6758

Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff

*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.

Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:

No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
10:30am-11:30am

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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