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. Registration for groups is on this website

Groups involve 4 to 8 two-hour weekly sessions. If you are on the waiting list please attend the first session in order to determine if there will be room in the group.

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.

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 Parents Group May 5, 2015 to June 9, 2015 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 12, 2015 to June 30, 2015 10:30-11:30am WSS Room 4150
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.

Please wait in the 4th floor waiting area for the instructor and arrive before 10:30am. Please arrive a few minutes early. Due to the nature of the group late-comers cannot be accommodated.

Emotion Regulation Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
May 13, 2015 to June 17, 2015 1:30 - 3:30 pm WSS Room 3130
This group is designed to help participants understand and manage emotions. Various skills will be developed and applied to help participants regulate their emotions. Discussion topics will include understanding emotions, reducing emotional vulnerability and decreasing emotional suffering.

This group will meet every Wednesday afternoon for 6 weeks.
Managing Anxiety and Stress Group
FULL (Go on waiting list)
May 20, 2015 to June 10, 2015 9:00-11:00am WSS Room 4150
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.

Please wait in the Student Development Centre 4th floor waiting area (suite 4100) for the group facilitator. Also, please arrive a few minutes earlier than 9:00am as this group is held in a secure area.

Contact information :

    Psychological Services 519-661-3031
    Group Email for questions:
    Please limit emails to group inquiries only. Thank you.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Groups offered in previous terms:

Drop in Groups

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-in

Talk: Talk About Life In Canada

International Women's Group

Multi-Week Commitment Groups

Depression Group (for Winter 2014)

Distress Tolerance Group

Emotion Regulation Group

Healthy Communication Group

Managing Anxiety and Stress Group

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Mindful Parents Group

Mood and Anxiety Management Group

Public Speaking Anxiety Support Group

Social Anxiety Group

Trans-Postive Mental Health Support Group