The UCC is excited to offer support groups starting this Spring 2020. Listed here are the groups being offered with brief descriptions, times, and locations.
Due to COVID-19, the UCC will be providing support groups virtually
Disclaimer: These groups will not be Counseling Groups. These groups are Support Groups. Discretion is encouraged, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. If presenting concerns warrant further treatment, a referral to the UCC will be made.
If you would like to JOIN in a support group, we ask that you fill out the google form below, you will be sent a link to join the support group through email.
Virtual Support Group Recommendations:
* During virtual support groups plan to be alone or utilize headphones to protect the anonymity of others and private conversations.
* Reduce noise around you and place your microphone on mute if you're not sharing or talking. Also pay attention to your background to not be distracting to other meeting attendees.
* Minimize distractions by not multitasking during the meetings. Try and give your full attention to the support group experience.
* Make sure to continue attending the "meeting before the meeting" and staying after the allotted time. This remains the best time to strengthen relationships with your fellow community members.
* An audio and visual presence is encouraged if possible.
*As going around the circle to determine who shares next is not always feasible "popcorn" style and "pass the stick" style meetings are encouraged.
Here and Queer
An interactive social support group that will explore issues that impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and Pansexual students. This will be a safe space to get information, connect with other SLU students, and seek support with relationships, family and friends, coming out, transitioning, questioning, and identity development.
Mondays 3:30 pm
Thursdays 5:00 pm
This support group is open to all but is specifically a space to talk about & discuss issues concerning the African American experience on campus. A safe space to share those experiences and find support. This space is one that we can "let our hair down" and "take off the masks" that many of us wear on a daily basis. It is our hope that this group in the long run will have a positive impact on you mentally, emotionally, and academically. Here in this space, you matter!
Fridays at 4pm
LION UP Recovery Book Club
The LION UP Recovery Book Club is a weekly Recovery Book Discussion support group. Join us this Summer as we read through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The support group is open to all those who are interested. The purpose is to bring faculty, students and staff together for meaningful discussion around topics of recovery. Participants discuss the reading, what they learned and what they can relate to. This group hosts a moderator and a tag-pass format.
Fridays at 5pm.
Overcoming Anxiety Support Group
Anxiety..Fear..Worry..Want to gain greater understanding about these emotions and how to cope? Then Overcoming Anxiety is the group for you! This all - virtual support group is designed for members to learn the ins and outs of anxiety and develop healthy coping skills. This will also be a place to meet other students undergoing similar challenges with anxiety and build support while navigating college.
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm - Starting September 1st Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm - 5:15 pm
Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for the addiction recovery process. Wisdom and compassion enable those struggling with any form of addiction to become more mindful of their mental processes while also developing a deep understanding of the suffering that addiction has created and compassion for their own path.
Mondays at 5:15 pm
Wednesdays at 8:30am
This is a science-based addiction support group where we learn self-empowering skills and support each other in our recovery. No matter what your addiction, SMART Recovery can help you change.
Thursdays at 3:30 pm
SMART Family and Friends
“SMART Recovery Family & Friends” is a support group designed to provide concerned significant others the tools they need to effectively support their loved one, without supporting the addictive behavior. “SMART Recovery Family & Friends” will include tools for emotional self-management, positive communication, boundary setting, changing enabling behaviors, dealing with trust issues, and more.
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
Recovery Night/ALL Recovery Meeting
Southeastern Recovery Night is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others in their struggle with addiction. This Recovery Night is not A.A. or any other traditional 12- step program. It is however, our desire to recognize and affirm milestones of recovery in all 12-step programs, as well as addictions for which an appropriate 12-step group may not even exist.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month at 5 pm
Resiliency and Uncertainty
Did you know that grief is about more than death? We can also grieve the loss of friendship, job, and especially now, the ability to socialize. We often grieve when things in our lives end, but rarely talk about it openly. We will discuss common myths, different types of grief during social distancing, cultural differences, ways to cope, and how to apply these things with family and friends. We hope to take the mystery out of this experience that we all share and give you ideas on how to help yourself and others move forward.
Thursdays at 6:30pm
Your Relationship with Food
Social Distancing may bring up issues with our relationship to food, as well as old unhealthy thoughts and behaviors around food. Come discuss both struggles and solutions in a virtual support group format. All Faculty, Students and Staff are welcomed to engage in this discussion on our relationship to food.
Tuesdays at 12:30 pm and Fridays at 3pm