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

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.

Homesick Support Group

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 group is a guided meditation focusing upon extending first love to ourselves, then love to all others.

This group meets on Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 at the Counseling Center.  For more information, contact Camp Best at ncbest1@olemiss.edu.

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 Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 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.

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.

Way of the Heart

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.

The aim of the Way of the Heart program is to heal the past and present wounds of racial separateness among those of us attending and working at the University of Mississippi, and in doing so, create true human community here at the University of Mississippi – a human community in which all persons are accorded dignity, respect and value. Carried out in a small group format over a seven-week period, each weekly meeting focuses on one or more key component skills in relieving emotional suffering, relating with loving kindness and building a healthy community. For more information on the Way of the Heart program, contact   Dean Worsham at 662-915-3784.

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