Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Wellness Center Groups

Please see below for the list of Fall 2019 Wellness Center groups. Groups are free to all LUC students.

These groups were developed by Wellness Center mental health staff to meet the specific needs of college students.

Lakeshore Campus Groups-

Take a Deep Breath: Drop In Mindfulness Meditation

Mondays 4:30pm-5:30 pm in Room 317 of Information Commons

 First session starts on Sept. 9th and last session is Dec. 2nd (Note: No session on Sept. 2nd due to Labor Day holiday).

Learn how to meditate and incorporate it into your daily life, see why this group has been running since 2002! Sessions are ongoing, newcomers are always welcome. *Room 317 is on the third floor, which is a quiet area. Please enter and exit the floor without speaking.

Contact Dianna Stencel, LCSW  at dstence@luc.edu or (773) 508-2544 for more information or join us any Monday.

 

Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness Group to Better Manage Feelings of Stress, Anxiety or Depression

Wednesdays 4:00pm- 5:30 pm at the Lakeshore Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada

Information sessions held 4-5:30 on Wed at the LSC WC on Sept. 11th and 18th

 (required to attend one information session before joining the group)

A 9-week mindfulness based group designed to help you better manage feelings of stress, anxiety or depression. You will receive a free e-handbook and recordings to help you with your at-home assignments throughout the course of the group.

Contact Dianna Stencel, LCSW at dstence@luc.edu or (773) 508-2544 for more information.

 

Learn to Ride the Waves of Stress: A Mindfulness Course- 

Thursdays 3:00pm-4:30 pm at the Lakeshore Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada

 Information sessions held Sept. 5th, 12, and 19th.  (required to attend one information session before joining the group)

MBSR was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Since then, this program can be found in various university settings. Studies shown it to help participants learn new ways to manage their stress reactivity and reduce anxiety and improve depression. You will receive a free e-handbook and recordings to help with you practice throughout the course of the group. Contact Dianna Stencel, LCSW at dstence@luc.edu or (773) 508-2544 for more information.

 From Hundrum to Hustling: Behavioral Activation Strategies to Achieve Your Goals 

Start Date: October 9th, LSC Wellness Center

This interactive, skills-based group will help students learn about the impact of mood on their thoughts and behaviors, identify what’s important to them, find and plan activities that align with what’s important to them, and get those activities completed. Contact Tessa Kritikos at tkritikos@luc.edu if you are interested in joining. 

 

Navigate End of Semester Stress Support Group 

Start date: Mondays, Nov. 4th to Dec. 2nd from 2-3 pm at the Lakeshore Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada

Open to undergraduate students encountering end of the semester stress.  We’ll focus on stress management techniques and study skill strategies. Come once or as often as you’d like. To register or more info, contact Dianna Stencel at dstence@luc.edu or 773-508-2544.

 

Emotional Intelligence and Relationships Group—

Mondays or Thursdays at the LSC Wellness Center, 3rd Floor of Granada

This semester-long group is open to all undergraduate students and offers a safe space for you to explore your emotions more deeply and to reflect on your thoughts and behaviors in relationships.  There are two separate sections of this group. Please reach out to the facilitator of the group time that you are interested in.

Monday Group 3-4:30pm Contact Brit Holmberg, LCSW at bholmbe@luc.edu or 773-508-2547 to set up a pre-group interview or for more information.

 Thursday Group 4-5:30pm Contact Tiffany Tiberi, PsyD at ttiberi@luc.edu or 773-508-2751 to set up a pre-group interview or for more information.

 

I'm My Own Soulmate: Learning to Cultivate Healthy Self-Image-

Wednesdays 3-4 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

Are you curious to learn more about how to improve your self-esteem and honor your self-worth? In this group, we will explore the factors that shape our sense of self, and learn to grow our resiliency by letting go of judgment and practicing compassion for ourselves and others. Contact Maddie Friedman, LCSW, at mfriedman6@luc.edu or (773) 508-8885 to request group membership. 

 

You Got This: Making a Successful Transition to College Life -

Thursdays 3-4 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

Work through your adjustment to the first year of college and develop effective coping skills for managing overwhelming feelings and new situations. Starts on Sept. 5th or until full. Contact Brit Holmberg, LCSW, at bholmbe@luc.edu or 773-508-2547 for more information and to register. 

Simple Strategies for Managing Anxiety-

Tuesdays 3-4 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

This 10-week group uses proven strategies to help you better understand how anxiety impacts your daily life and learn helpful skills to effectively manage stressors, negative thoughts, and avoidant behaviors.  Begins Sept. 17th. Contact Brit Holmberg, LCSW, at bholmbe@luc.edu or 773-508-2547 for more information and to register. 

 

 Dissertation and Thesis Support Group-

Fridays 2-3:15 pm at the LSC Wellness Center

This group is open to graduate students at any stage of completing the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.  Join us for tips and support for keeping on track, getting back on track...or starting on the right track! We can help you achieve your goal! Contact Andrea Boyd, PhD at aboyd2@luc.edu to request group membership.

 

Thrive: Learning to Navigate Your Inner Landscape - A DBT-based Skills Training Group

Tuesdays 3-4:30pm at the LSC Wellness Center

This skills training group will help you manage big emotions, more effectively tolerate distressing situations, and replace negative coping skills with more positive methods of coping. Contact Jessica Gould, LCSW at jgould1@luc.edu or (773) 508-2185 or Maddie Friedman, LCSW at mfriedman6@luc.edu or (773) 508-8885 to request group membership.

 

First Only Different— Tuesdays at noon-1pm, Damen 114

The purpose of this drop-in group is to foster honest, supportive, validating, and collaborative discussions about how to survive and thrive in academia as a person of color. It’s core purpose is to cultivate connection and empowerment. For more information, contact Andrea Boyd, PhD at aboyd2@luc.edu

 

 Alcoholics Anonymous -Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30pm in Centennial Forum on the Lakeshore Campus

This is a  meeting offered for those who are working through a 12-Step program to combat their  alcoholism. The group is open to students in recovery. New members welcome on the last Tuesday of every month.

 

Water Tower Campus Groups

Graduate Student Interpersonal Process Group-

Tuesdays from 3:15-4:45 pm at the WTC Wellness Center (2nd Floor, Terry Student Center, Suite 250) 

The group is offered to graduate students, with the goal of helping you decrease the sense of isolation, increase self awareness, and enhance relationships. The group provides you with a safe space to give and receive support and feedback, and to communicate your emotions and needs in effective ways.

To set up a pre-group interview or for more information, contact Hongying Chen, PhD at hchen13@luc.edu or (312) 915-6376.

The Struggle is Real – A 3 Week Stress Management Skills Group—

WTC Wellness Center (2nd Floor, Terry Student Center, Suite 250) 

The Struggle Is Real is a weekly 60 minute stress management group scheduled twice each semester for 3 consecutive weeks. Join us to learn specific skills to relax, recharge, reduce worry and increase positivity. Group interaction is encouraged with participants welcome to share experiences and ask questions throughout our time together. Attending all 3 sessions would be helpful but not mandatory so please consider joining when you can. After all, who doesn’t want to feel less stressed?

Fall 2019 semester schedule: September 16, 23 & 30 – all Mondays from 12-1pm OR October 14, 21 & 28 – all Mondays from 12-1

Contact Guy Caprio, LCSW with questions or sign up at 312.915.6379 or gcaprio@luc.edu.

Live Your Best Loyola Life! Build your toolbox for success as you enter a new school year! Just show up-- no RSVP required! You can attend any or all sessions of interest.

All workshops take place at 5pm in the LSC Wellness Center, 3rd floor Granada Center

 

Tuesday, September 10: Just Breathe: Working Through Anxiety and Panic 

Tuesday, September 17: You Are Not Alone: Adjusting Can Be Tough, Asking for Help Doesn't Have to Be 

Tuesday, September 24: Why Wait: Time Management and Overcoming Procrastination 

Tuesday, October 1: Resiliency: Shifting from Surviving to Thriving 

Tuesday, October 15: Creating Community at LUC