Past Counselling Groups

Please note registration for these groups are closed.

Selfie Love

A 4 week group on becoming compassionate towards ourselves while learning ways to accept the present moment.

Facilitator: Jenny Yuzon, MSW, RSW

  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Date: Thursdays on Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb.7th, and Feb 14th
  • Total Sessions: 4
  • Location: North Building, Room TBD
  • Capacity: 7 students

This is a 4 session group aimed at improving our relationship with ourselves. We are great at supporting other people but are not always able to offer the same words of kindness towards ourselves, especially during tough times. We may at times get stuck in self-critical thoughts that can contribute to increased anxiety and lowered self-esteem. Many of us believe that we need to be hard on ourselves to achieve our goals and the paradox is, that this relationship shift towards viewing ourselves with compassion and acceptance can free our energy to create the life we want for ourselves. This group will teach ways to become more compassionate towards ourselves, with teachings grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Challenging Negative Thinking

Facilitators: Madeline Keogh, MEd, RP and Cristina Domingues, MSW, RSW

  • Time: 3:00pm-4:15pm
  • Date: Thursdays on Feb 7th, Feb 14th, Feb 28th, Mar 7th, Mar 14th, and Mar 21st.  There will be no group during reading week.
  • Total Sessions: 6
  • Location: TBD
  • Capacity: 10 students

This 6 week group is open to students who are struggling with negative thinking and the impact it is having on their life, their expectations for their life, and their sense of themselves.  The group will help students to challenge unhealthy thinking patterns and develop more positive inner dialogues.

Challenging Negative Thinking

  • Facilitator: Madeline Keogh
  • When: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:15am
  • October 16th to November 27th

This 6 week group is open to students who are struggling with negative thinking and the impact it is having on their life, their expectations for their life, and their sense of themselves. The group will help students to challenge unhealthy thinking patterns and develop more positive inner dialogues.

Becoming Resilient in University

  • Facilitator: Cristina Domingues
  • When: Thursdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • TBD

This is a 4-part weekly workshop series that will be offered each month to UTM students. This series offers an introduction to understanding stress; its benefits and challenges; the skills and supports needed to cope well in university; and develop long-term resilience (the ability to bounce back from overwhelming forms of stress). Each session will be 60 minutes in length, and is intended for 10-12 students per month.