Fall 2021 – Groups will be held via Zoom
The Hamre Center for Health and Wellness offers the following psychoeducational wellness groups to help students address mental health concerns, connect with others, and build new tools and skills.
Coping with Anxiety: Essential Anxiety Management Skills
Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm , Sept. 23rd, 30th, Oct. 7th, & 14th OR Oct. 28th , Nov. 4th , 11th, & 18th
A 4-session skill-building group to help reduce 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 Jon Vaughan-Fier.
For more information email Jon @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors Stronger Together: Sexual Violence Support Group
Thursdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Bi-weekly start date TBD
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.
For more information or to schedule a pre-group meeting, email or call Liz Schneider-Bateman, 651-696-6204 or email@example.com
Grief and Loss Student Support Group
Tuesdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, likely to start Oct. 12th
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 Jon Vaughan-Fier.
For more information or to schedule a pre-group meeting, email Jon @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identity Specific Wellness Groups
The Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness will be facilitating two wellness groups throughout the 2021-2022 school year to support underserved students on campus. The psychoeducational wellness groups are designed to help students address mental health concerns, connect with others, and build new tools and skills.
These wellness groups are tailored to center the needs and experiences of BIPOC, International, First Generation, and/or Queer/Trans students. This will be a safe and supportive environment that offers an intersectional framework (including gender identity, sexuality, class, religion, disability, citizenship, and more.) Groups are facilitated by mental health counselors experienced working with these intersecting cultures and identity groups.
This space is limited to 10 students in order to allow time to focus on each individual as well as hear a range of diverse perspectives. Groups require continuous attendance (unless otherwise specified) to obtain full benefits and a pre-group meeting in order to make sure the group is a good fit.
BIPOC Grief and Relief
Thursdays, 12:15 am – 1:15 pm, from Oct. 28th, Nov. 4th, Nov. 11th, and Dec. 2nd
This is a space for Black, Indigenous, students of color struggling with grief after the death of a loved one, grief reactions and anger after an incident if community violence, or other types of losses as it pertains to being BIPOC in the United States. We will explore, process, and heal together in an atmosphere of understanding, community, and mutual support.
This space is facilitated by Hanin (she/her), a cis-female, straight, Middle Eastern person.
Restoration, Resiliency, and Resistance: Centering Mental Health and Collective Healing to Navigate Current Events
Every other Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm, starting on Sept. 29th
(Dates include: 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, and 12/28. Drop-in meetings with no pre-group meeting or registration required)
Many people have been affected by the news and current domestic and international events. You may find yourself feeling overwhelmed, surprised, and sometimes angry when you get the latest news update and learn about the day’s events. You are not alone! The current state of our country and the world’s affairs seems to have many people experiencing stress, anxiety, anger, and hopelessness. It is helpful when you find people who relate to what you are thinking and feeling, share your experiences and really be heard, and foster open, authentic dialogue with a mental health focus. In this group, you will have a chance to connect with others as well as learn to engage in healthy coping strategies.
This space will be facilitated by Hanin (she/her), a cis-female, straight, Middle Eastern person and Dana Suttles (she//her), a cis-female, Black person.