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.

Mindful Parent Group May 2, 2017 to June 13, 2017 10am-12noon WSS Room 3130
This is a 6-week group specifically designed for students who are also parents. This group focuses on guided instruction in mindfulness meditation and yoga and includes education about mindfulness-based mood-regulation strategies as they pertain to parenting topics. The group aims to teach ways of coping with parenting stress, and in doing so, to support the healthy development of children. The group is also meant to be a setting where student parents can gain support from other student parents. Students do not need any prior experience with meditation to participate. Parents of all ages of children are welcome to participate.
Mindfulness Meditation Drop-in Sessions
FULL (Go on waiting list)
May 16, 2017 to July 11, 2017 10:30-11:20am 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 10:30-11:20am.

Please arrive a few minutes before 10:30am. Due to the nature of the group late-comers cannot be accommodated.

UCC 76 is in the basement of the UCC adjacent to the bookstore.

Also please note that this group is exempt from the cancellation policy.

Students are regularly registered from the waiting list for this group.
Managing Anxiety and Stress Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
May 18, 2017 to June 8, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm WSS Room 3130
This is a four-week psycho-educational group that meets once per week for two hours. This group aims to help students cope with academic and personal stress. Topics will include thought exercises and behavioural strategies that are often helpful in coping with stress. In addition, self-care, time management, and procrastination will be addressed. Space is limited.

This group meets on Thursday mornings for 4 weeks.

Emotion Regulation Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
May 24, 2017 to June 28, 2017 1:30-3:30pm WSS Room 3130
This group is designed to help develop skills for understanding and managing emotions. Discussion topics will include identifying and understanding emotions, reducing emotional vulnerability and decreasing emotional suffering.

This group meets every Wednesday afternoon for 6 weeks.

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


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Groups offered in previous terms