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 email@example.com.
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.
Friday, May 7th, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by: Lindsey Harvilla, MD
In this workshop, we will explore nutritional, environmental, and behavioral factors affecting quality sleep. We will better understand what exactly "sleep hygiene" is and learn tips that can enhance our sleep. We will identify symptoms that may indicate a diagnosable sleep disorder and what further treatment is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for the link to join.
Monday, May 10th, 6 p.m.
Facilitated by Natalia Zaparzynski, MA, RD, LDN and Frances Berger
Join us for a discussion about how to follow a "Health at Any Size" lifestyle with bi-co dietitian Natalie Zaparzynski, MA, RD, LDN and counseling center intern Frances Berger. We will explore what this term means and how to reach your wellness goals while ditching diet culture ideals. Contact email@example.com with questions about the workshop, questions that you'd like answered by the dietitian, and for the link to join.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.