Psychological Services Groups

About SDC's Groups:


Each group will incorporate a presentation of relevant material with discussion and practice of new strategies among group members. It is a place for students to learn about new skills, increase self-awareness and share their experiences with others. Groups are generally small ranging from 5-15 people. Group members are expected and encouraged to participate in group discussions. We ask that students not sign up for more than one group per term. Space is limited in every group. For more information please go to our FAQ page.

Groups involve 4 to 8 two-hour weekly sessions. If you are on a waiting list, you will be notified via email if you have been registered successfully.

All Psychological Services Groups are approved activities for the co-curricular record. However, please note that if you miss more than 2 group sessions in one term that this activity cannot be verified on your co-curricular record.

It is the responsibility of the student to add any desired activities to their own co-curricular record. For more information or to add Psychological Services Groups as an activity to your co-curricular record please click here.

Psychological Services Groups that are available for online registration are listed first. Some groups require an “internal referral” by a counsellor at SDC to make sure that it’s an appropriate fit for you. These groups are listed at the bottom of the page. Registration procedures for these groups will be provided in the description.

Please check back towards the end of the first month of the term for a complete list of groups that will be offered during the term.

All groups are free. To register for any group you would like to attend please click on the checkbox beside the title of the presentation(s) and press the 'Register' button at the bottom of the table.

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-in Sessions October 24, 2017 to November 28, 2017 9:30-10:20am UCC Room 76 (in the Wellness Education Centre)
Come practice mindfulness meditation skills or try it for the first time in a relaxed, casual environment. Participants will practice mindfulness meditation skills via audio-recording.

No weekly commitment necessary and no registration required. However, registered participants will be given priority should the group reach maximum capacity. This groups runs on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:20am.

Please arrive a few minutes before 9:30am. Due to the nature of the group late-comers cannot be accommodated.

UCC 76 is in the Wellness Education Centre (in the basement of the UCC adjacent to the bookstore). The group typically starts before the Wellness Centre opens, so access will be through the back entrance across from the hair salon or through the front if the gate is open.

Please note this group is exempt from the cancellation policy.

For the Groups below, Register by Contacting our intake office at 519-661-3031

Healing through Movement Group October 16, 2017 to December 18, 2017 3-3:45pm WEC UCC 76
The Healing through Movement group is appropriate for students who are wanting to become more comfortable with sensations originating from within the body as a result of a possible history of complex trauma or other anxiety-related experiences (i.e., panic). This practice focuses on the mindful experience of bodily sensations in the moment during gentle yoga-like forms. In this group, a limited number of physical forms will be introduced and repeated weekly, with choices offered to you in the expression of each form. No physical assists will be done.

This is an open group so participants can join at any time during the term and participate in as many or as few sessions as they would like. We encourage you to speak to the group leaders if you have any questions or concerns about the group.

**Please contact the SDC intake office if you are interested in participating in this group at 519-661-3031.

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Groups offered in previous terms