We're Now Online!
Counseling Services is pleased to provide all current undergraduate, graduate, and post-bac students and members of the Bryn Mawr community with the following Spring 2021 *virtual* support groups and webinars. All groups/webinars are free of charge, and conducted through the confidential Zoom Healthcare platform. All groups are beginning the week of Feb. 22 unless otherwise indicated. Have ideas or topic suggestions for a group/webinar? Want your student group/club to have an online support group session with our counselors? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryn Mawr College welcomes the full participation of all individuals in all aspects of campus life. Should you wish to request a disability-related accommodation for these events, please contact the event coordinator. Requests should be made as early as possible.
Returning Students Workshop Series
2-3:30 p.m. on Fridays: Feb. 12, 19, 26, and March 5 (RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 11)
The Returning Students Workshop Series is a four-week support program for undergraduate students returning to BMC from a leave of absence. The workshops are also open to undergraduate students who have taken a leave in past semesters. Students enrolled in the program will attend four weekly workshops facilitated by Aury Garcia, Associate Director of Counseling Services, and Tonja Nixon, Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate College.
These confidential workshops will serve as a space for sharing, receiving support, and learning helpful strategies. Themes to be explored may include:
- Range of feelings about coming back to campus
- Internal and external pressure to succeed
- Concerns about stigma or judgment
- Perfectionism and/or feeling “behind”
- Change of original college timeline
- Changes in mindset, priorities, and/or interests upon re-entry
- Additional support systems, within and outside the College
Attendance in all four sessions is highly encouraged.
Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Starts Feb. 10
Facilitated by Bonner, L.S.W. (they them) until March 3rd, then will be facilitated by Bonner, LSW (they/them)
This confidential group welcomes all BMC students who identify as trans, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, and/or any other non-cisgender identity. Past group members have described the confidential sessions as a place to feel "grounded and seen." Together we'll hold space for each other in navigating gender and mental health. Group is open to new members joining at any point throughout the semester.
If you would like to join in, please email email@example.com. Once you are scheduled, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for checking-in online.
Part one: Fridays 4/9 and 4/16 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Part two: Fridays 4/23 and 4/39 from 3:30- 5:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Katherine Evering-Rowe, L.S.W. (she/her)
Ever feel surprised by a sudden shift in your energy level, sense of safety, or mood? Want to learn more about why this might be happening? Want to figure out how to tailor your self-care strategies to your actual needs? Come learn about Polyvagal Theory, a framework that can help us: better understand why we act the ways we do, help us better communicate our needs, skillfully support ourselves through life’s challenges, and more!
In part one we’ll:
- Learn about Polyvagal Theory
- Spend time getting to know our individual nervous systems
- Make specific plans for how to care for ourselves in different nervous system states
In part two we'll
- Learn more about and spend time practicing self- and co-regulation skills
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to join.
Thursdays, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Facilitated by Bonner, L.S.W. (they/them), and Jonathan Colvson (he/him)
This confidential group welcomes those who are interested in support around their relationship with alcohol and/or other substances. The group’s objective is to provide a safe, judgment-free space to discuss the impact of substances on relationships, academics, or any other area of health and wellness. The group philosophy is harm/risk-reduction; we encourage students to “come as you are.” There is no expectation of abstinence or sobriety. If you have questions or would like to join, email Bonner at email@example.com for the zoom link.
Join Katherine Evering-Rowe and A.T. Ortíz and your peers for this confidential opportunity for virtual sharing and support. Contact Dean Ortíz or Katherine Evering-Rowe for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m. Starting Feb. 19
Facilitated by Polly O'Keefe, L.C.S.W. (she/her), and Frances Berger (she/her)
Have you experienced the death of a loved one? Are you finding it difficult to work through the loss? Would you like to find comfort and support in the presence of others who have experienced similar losses?
Come learn about the grieving process and share your experiences in a confidential space with a facilitator and peers. If you have questions or would like to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org.