Counselling Groups and Workshops

There are a lot of incredible counselling groups and workshops happening throughout the Fall semester! Take a look at the list below for a description, time and registration link so you can attend. 

Groups and Workshops

Cancelled due to low attendance. Feel free to book an individual counselling appointment if you would like support in relation to this topic. 

As a student there are very few times where the mind has a chance to rest. Learning how to calm the mind and having brain downtime allows us to better face the challenges of school and life. Join a Douglas College Counsellor for 30 minutes of calm in the comfort of your home. Each week we will be hosting a virtual sit-in where we will practice an activity aimed at increasing your sense of calm and resilience. 

  • Every Thursday, Sept 16 - December 16 
  • 7:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Online via ZOOM

 

International Café is a fun, casual group for both domestic and international students to get together and talk about issues related to culture, diversity, experiences in Canada, student life and current events. It’s a great way for students to meet new people, learn about different cultures and support each other in an informal environment.

  • Every Tuesday, October 5 - November 23
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • New West Campus, DSU Room 208
  • Register HERE or drop-in

This is a drop-in group for BIPOC students to gather, eat lunch and connect with one another in a safe environment. There will be opportunities to discuss relevant topics/themes as they arise, and receive support from both students and counsellors at the college.

  • Every other Wednesday, September 29 - December 8
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
  • New West Campus, DSU Room 208
  • Register HERE or drop-in

Inquiring Minds will help you better understand mental health, the stigma surrounding it and its effects on campus. We’ll look at how to encourage mental health conversations through an easy-to-use tool to check in with yourself and others. We will also learn how to strengthen your resilience by practicing coping strategies. Finally, we’ll discuss actions you can take to build a supportive campus community

  • Wednesday, September 29 and October 6 (2 part series)
  • 9:30am - 11:30am
  • New West Campus, Sept 29 Room N4219 / Oct 6 Room S1620
  • Register HERE *Registrants must attend both sessions, on September 29th and October 6th

Learn easy and effective strategies to better manage your time this semester. Topics covered include: creating a schedule, monitoring use of time, identifying time wasters, prioritizing, and procrastination.

  • Friday, October 1 
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm 
  • Online via ZOOM

This one-hour workshop aims to assist students with managing stress and anxiety related to taking tests and completing assignments. Strategies and tools will be discussed and taught in this workshop.

  • Friday, October 8
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm 
  • New West Campus, Room S1620
  • Register HERE

Mature students face several unique challenges and issues in pursuing post-secondary education. This one-hour workshop will explore the concerns/challenges mature students face in a format that promotes open discussion and consideration. 

  • Friday, October 15
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm 
  • New West Campus, Room S1620
  • Register HERE

Learn easy and effective strategies to better manage your time this semester. Topics covered include: creating a schedule, monitoring use of time, identifying time wasters, prioritizing, and procrastination.

  • Monday, October 18
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm 
  • New West Campus, Room S4920 (Boardroom)
  • Register HERE

A psycho-education and support group for students 18-30 years of age who are currently living in BC and attending Douglas College as a student. This is a 7-week group that runs for 2 hours on a weekly basis and covers the following: mindfulness practice, check-in, educational topic to support coping with anxiety/stress, discussion/activity, check-out. This is a closed group and not available for drop-in.

  • Mondays, October 18 - November 29
  • 9:30am - 11:30am 
  • New West Campus in the Aboriginal Gathering Place (AGP)
  • Register HERE to attend a required Information Session prior to the start of the group (choose one when registering)
    • Monday, September 27th, 9:30am - 11:00am
    • Monday, October 4th, 9:30am - 11:00am 

This two-session workshop is designed to teach students how to make “good fit” career decisions. Students will complete assessments and participate in discussions and activities designed to help them learn about their interests, values, and other factors important in an informed career decision. Students need to attend both sessions.

  • Mondays, November 1 & 8 
  • 9:30am - 11:20am 
  • New West Campus, Room N4219
  • Register HERE

Communicating and feeling connected to others is so important for our well-being. However, communication is complicated and conflict can sometimes get in the way. Join us for this one-hour workshop, where you will learn more about communication, discuss the challenges of navigating conflict, and practice skills to communicate effectively in difficult situations.

  • Thursday, November 4
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm 
  • New West Campus, Room N4308
  • Register HERE