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Hamel Health and Counseling Center

 

 

 

Groups

Groups are one of the most effective tools for addressing issues common among college students. Some groups feel much like a class, where you are learning new skills. Other groups offer a private place to connect with peers who face similar challenges and to get support. Here is what Hamel is offering right now. Please call 978-837-5441 or email any facilitator to learn more and/or sign-up for a group - or tell us what group you want to see in the future!

 

FALL SEMESTER

Managing Stress With Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been proven to improve health and well-being. In this 4-week experiential class led by Jim Howland, you will learn the major mindfulness practices, how they fit into the lives of college students, and understand the stress reactivity/response connection. This 4-week group will take place in the Common Prayer Space in the Sakowich Center on Thursdays in October from 4-5 PM (10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26).

Grief & Loss Support Group

This group is for students who have lost a loved one - whether in the past year or years past. You will find a non-judgmental space to share how you’re coping and to hear from your peers about their experiences. The group is facilitated by Katell Guellec and meets at Hamel Health on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 PM. First meeting is September 29.

Managing Health Conditions Focus Group

Hamel Health and the Accessibility Services Office will be facilitating the Managing Health Conditions focus group. We will meet once a week for 4 weeks from October 18 to November 8. If you are a student with chronic health/pain issues and would like to participate in this focus group, please join us for any/all of the 4 sessions. For more information about the focus group and to RSVP, please email Mo Gross at grossm@merrimack.edu.

SPRING SEMESTER

Reflections: A Body Image Group

This weekly group will meet for 8 weeks in the spring semester, with day/time dependent on member schedules. The group is a forum for students to explore and learn more about body image, self-esteem, and healthy choices. Members may struggle with being overly concerned about their body; comparing to others; and wishing to feel better about themselves. Contact Erin Hetzel for more information or to sign-up.