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).
- Early Intervention Group
- Home Away From Home: Homesickness Support
- Just One Breath
- Making Peace with Food
- Relax, Let It Go and Let It Be
- Sit and Sip Tea Meditation
- USO – Understanding Self and Others
Early Intervention Group
For students seeking a safe space to examine alcohol and drug use habits.
Home Away From Home: Homesickness Support
This is a support group for students experiencing feelings of homesickness or difficulties adjusting to Ole Miss.
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 Worshamat 662-915-3784.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.