The Hamre Center for Health and Wellness offers the following groups to help students address mental health concerns, connect with others, and build new tools and skills.


Understanding Yourself from the Inside Out: Emotional Intelligence Skills Group

An introspective group focused on increasing personal emotional intelligence. Explore your own relationship to emotions while learning daily life skills related to awareness, regulation, motivation, and empathy. Led by Kendra Snyder.

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm, Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3 & 10.

For a pre-group meeting contact Kendra Snyder: , 651-696-7105

Healthy Communication Series

Feel better by improving relationships.  Learn Nonviolent Communication–an awareness & communication tool to understand others more clearly and express self more effectively. Led by Jon & Susan Vaughan-Fier.

Workshop: Monday, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm, Feb 11, Old Main 4th Floor Lounge

Process Groups: (optional) Mondays, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm, Feb 18 – Mar 11,  HWC

To sign-up contact Jon V-F: , 651-696-7106

Survivors Stronger Together: Sexual Violence Support Group

A confidential support group focused on healing and coping with sexual violence. For Macalester students, of all identities, seeking support due to their experience of sexual violence. Led by Liz Schneider-Bateman and Jan Beebe.

Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Feb 7, 21, March 7, 28, April 11, and 25

With questions or to schedule a  pre-group meeting with the group facilitator, contact Liz at , 651-696-6204

Coping With Anxiety: Essential Anxiety Management Skills

A 4-session skill-building group designed to help students reduce their anxiety. Participants will better understand anxiety and practice anxiety management tools like breathing and meditation, cognitive and emotional self-awareness, and lifestyle choices. Led by Mia Nosanow.

Mondays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Feb 18-March 11, OR  Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, April 9-30

To schedule a required pre-group meeting, contact Mia Nosanow, , 651-696-6494

Grief & Loss Support

This group is for students grieving the loss of a loved one, sibling, parent, relative, or close friend. Participants can process and heal in an atmosphere of understanding, community, and mutual support. Facilitated by Off-Campus therapist Analisa Jayasekera; sponsored by Hamre Center for Health and Wellness.

Tuesdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Bi-weekly Feb 12 – April 23

To sign-up contact Analisa Jayasekera at , 651-605-6022

Cultivating Calm: Koru Mindfulness and Meditation

A 4-session evidence-based group designed specifically for college students.  Learn mindfulness and meditation that helps students stay calmer under stress, become more mindful, gain better sleep and increase self-compassion.  Led by Mia Nosanow and Maren Starzinski.

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, February 19-March 12

To register contact Mia Nosanow; , 651-696-6494