Groups & Workshops

Groups & Workshops are powerful vehicles for change. When we participate in a group with others who are living with similar concerns, we begin to realize that we are not alone in our struggles. We explore and learn new skills, practicing these in the safety of the group. Groups can be an empowering experience; feeling the support of the facilitator(s) and fellow group members can increase our motivation and energy to create the change we want for ourselves.

Please check out the groups & workshops outlined below and choose one (or more) that you believe is a good fit for you:

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Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops. Please bookmark this page and check back for updates regarding Health and Counselling Centre workshops. Thank you!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the HCC at 905-828-5255 or email health.utm@utoronto.ca.


Groups


Own Your Worth: How to Build Confidence and Empower Your Self-Esteem  

Facilitator: Jeahlisa Bridgeman (she/her), MSW, RSW

When: Thursdays 1:45pm – 3:15pm  – July 4, 11, 18, 25 and August 1

Where: In person, Wellness Den (DV 2207, in the new Student Services HUB)

Do you often base your self-worth on achievements or the opinions of others?  Do you engage in a continuous cycle of self-criticism, negative self-talk and comparison?

Low self-esteem can have a huge impact on your mood, academics and relationships (including the one you have with yourself). In this group, you will learn practical ways to build a more realistic and kinder sense of self. By empowering our self-esteem and nurturing self-confidence, we can start to appreciate our core worth and finally begin to thrive on and off-campus. 

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Learning to treat yourself as you would treat a friend 

Facilitator: Asha Ramsumair (she/her), MSW, RSW

When:  Fridays 1:30pm - 3:00pm - July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9

Where: In person, TBD

Have you ever noticed your inner voice? At times, we may notice that our inner voice treats us more like an enemy than a friend with harsh criticism and unhelpful self-talk. Based on the writing and research of Dr. Kristin Neff, this group teaches us how to use mindfulness to take a different approach to the way we respond to our emotions and thoughts. We can begin to accept our experiences and ourselves just as we are. 

Together, we will move toward the golden rule of self-compassion: to treat ourselves as we would treat a friend. This 5-week group aims to teach participants how to show themselves compassion, kindness and soothing and to understand that we are not alone when we struggle.  

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Think, Feel, Do: A CBT Skills group for Anxiety, Worry and Low Mood

Facilitator: Candice Stoliker (she/her), RP, MA

When: Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00, May 22, 29, June 5 and 12.

Where: In person, TBD

Inviting all students to join us for a 4-part workshop series focused on managing anxiety and low mood. This group will encourage students to notice and respond to their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in a different way. We will use the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model (CBT), to learn how thoughts, feelings and actions interact with each other.From there, we will learn some skills and strategies to challenge thinking styles that may contribute to anxiety and low mood and focus on specific actions we can take to shift our feelings.

This group is now full. Please register below to be notified about upcoming sessions! 

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