Workshops, Groups & Events
This is where you'll find workshops and ongoing group events hosted by the various departments in the Student Wellness Centre. You'll also be able to find information on various community events by organizations the Student Wellness Centre promotes or finds of relevant interest.
Please note that these workshops & group sessions are exclusively for students at Trent University and will take place in the Student Wellness Centre Group Room in Blackburn Hall Suite 135.8 unless otherwise noted.
Fall 2019 Schedule - Coming September 2019!
Groups and workshops offered during the 2018-2019 academic year included:
ACTing into a Meaningful Life: An ACT group for Anxiety
What is it? This is a 6-week group that teaches ways to help stop the struggle with unwanted, anxious thoughts and feelings, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
ACT teaches simple skills, like mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion, to help you respond more flexibly to difficult internal experiences. Instead of fighting against them and trying unsuccessfully to make them go away, learning ACT skills will help you to 'make room' for experiences, allowing you to more easily pursue activities and goals connected with a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Don't Worry...Be Happy
"It take both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow."
We would all like to feel good and happy all the time, but the reality is that day-to-day life involves a mix of ups and downs. What if there were strategies you could learn to manage life's challenges more effectively and be able to focus more of the positives?
This 6-week group explores ways you can increase your resilience and sustain a positive outlook. Expect fun, interactive activities like music, mindfulness, and identifying strengths and values.
This is a closed group of up to 10 participants, meaning that participants are encouraged to commit to all 6 sessions to get the most of of their experience.
Calming the Storm: Strategies for decreasing distress and managing emotions
Do you ever wonder why you seem to feel things more intensely than others? Or why is seems harder to manage your own big emotions?
Calming the Storm will introduce a variety of skills from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in tolerating distress, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. You'll learn ideas to settle yourself and make it easier to sit in uncomfortable situations while being present and connecting with the world around you.
If this 6-week group interests you, please connect with your therapist at Trent Counselling Services, or come to the office (113 Blackburn Hall) for a walk-in appointment to learn more.
Gender Journeys for Trent University Students
Are you thinking of transitioning? Are you transgender, gender diverse, or questioning?
Gender Journeys may be for you!
Gender Journeys provides information about transitioning, in a safe space that promotes community support. This group is respectful of diverse non-binary gender identities.
The Gender Journeys Education and Support Group for Trent students meets at the following times this semester at the main Trent campus:
2019 dates TBD
If you are interested in joining this group or would like more details, please contact us confidentially at email@example.com or call us at 705-748-6711 ext 2100
safeTALK: Suicide alterness training
SafeTALK trains participants to recognize individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. SafeTALK uses four steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keepsafe) to help a person with thoughts of suicide connect with a resource that will keep them keep safe.
Tuesday, May 7th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm: Register here