Counseling Center

University of Mississippi

Groups

In addition to individual counseling, the University Counseling Center offers a host of group experiences for all students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of group offerings followed by descriptions of the various programs – their aims, foci, and formats. If you are interested in more information about any of our groups, please contact the group leader listed in the description or call the University Counseling Center (662-915-3784).

ALLIES

The ALLIES program seeks to foster a campus climate of safety, acceptance, support and respect for all students, regardless of sexual identity and orientation. Through the use of experiential exercises and accurate information, the program highlights and challenges common myths, misperceptions and biases regarding gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Students are alerted and educated as to the rights, respectful treatment and kind consideration of gay, lesbian and bisexual students. And faculty and staff are trained to serve as mentors and advocates for gay, lesbian and bisexual students in need.

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For additional information, please contact Camp Best at ncbest1@olemiss.edu or by calling (662)915-3789

Coming Back Home: Mindfulness Training and Life Lessons for Veterans

This is a special class for military veterans with a focus upon utilizing mindfulness-based interventions and practices to assist in their successful integration into campus and civilian life.

This class will meet once a week for ten weeks. Please contact group leaders Billy Meyers or Camp Best at 662-915-3784 for more information.

Early Intervention Group

For students seeking a safe space to examine alcohol and drug use habits.

For more information, contact Keysha at 662-915-3784.

Home Away From Home: Homesickness Support

This is a support group for students experiencing feelings of homesickness or difficulties adjusting to Ole Miss.

For additional information, contact Billy at 662-915-3784.

Just One-Breath

Through the ages the practice of meditation has taken many different forms, but the process appears to be one and the same: deliberate stillness and attention. And the benefits accrued from a sustained practice of meditation, whatever form the path might take, appear to be reliable ones: serenity, clarity, relaxation, self-assurance and compassion.

As a way of planting the seed of meditation in our community, the Just One-Breath sitting group meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. at the University Counseling Center. All students, faculty and staff are invited. For further information, contact Dean Worsham or Camp Best at 662-915-3784.

Loving Kindness Meditation

This is an open group available to all students, faculty, staff and community members.  Lovingkindness is the ancient practice of opening our hearts to extend friendliness, hospitality, love and acceptance to ourselves first, and then sharing this same wish for wellness to all others.  Group leader is Camp Best.

This group will meet this school year on Tuesday afternoons at 4 PM in the Billy Barrios Room at the Counseling Center. The group leader is Camp Best; call him at 662-915-3784 with any questions.

Making Peace With Food

Maybe you have been diagnosed as having an eating disorder.  Maybe you haven’t but you know that you struggle every day with food and your body.  This group is open to anyone who would like to examine their relationship with food and their body.  Space is limited, but we have many services available.

This group meets on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   .If you know someone who may benefit, please encourage them to call Sally Sullivan at 662-915-3784 or email counslg@olemiss.edu for more information.

 

Relax, Let Go, and Let it Be

This is a special, mindfulness-based Calm in Chaos class utilizing the concepts and methodology of MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) as taught by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

This class is limited to 10 group members and meets once a week for an extended ten sessions.  The group leader is Camp Best; call him at 662-915-3784 with any questions.

Sit and Sip Tea Meditation

This is a tea meditation, with a mindfulness component.

This group will meet on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Counseling Center.  For more information, contact Dean Worsham at the Counseling Center, 662-915-3784.

USO – Understanding Self and Others

This is a process group designed to assist its members in learning about themselves, how they interact with others, and how they might be able to reach out and connect better with the world around them.This is a closed group with limited available space for placements.  If you are interested, please call Vicki at 662-915-3784 to receive more information and schedule a screening appointment.