What are Wellness Skill-Building Groups?

Join free, skills-building groups offered by the Counselling & Student Well-Being department.

What will you be doing during these groups?

Learn techniques to help you better manage your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions in a supportive community of other students.

To learn more, please see Groups FAQ

Groups and Workshops Calendar Winter 2024 

We've designed a helpful student services calendar with links to upcoming events for Winter 2024. Please download the PDF below to make sure you don't miss out!

Download Calendar

How to join

To join these groups, book an intake appointment with a counsellor and let them know which group you're interested in. To request an appointment, either email letstalk@georgebrown.ca or book online through the Counselling Student Portal. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available Groups

Virtual Stress Management Workshops

Learn about stress, its impacts, and practical skills to help you better manage it.    

Join anytime, attend as many weeks as you can. Topics will include: Stress and the Brain; Self Care; Stress and Our Thoughts; Perfectionism and Procrastination; Imposter Phenomenon; and Social Health, Isolation, and Stress. 

Dates: Mondays, February 5 12, and March 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-2:30pm 

Location: Online through Zoom  

Registration: Fill out this online form 

 

Changing Behaviours Group

Learn techniques to help you better manage your behaviours, thoughts, and emotions.  

It’s important to be able to attend all sessions. 

Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 - 27, 2-3:30pm 

Location: Online through Zoom  

Changing Thoughts to Improve Depression, Anxiety or Self-Criticism

Learn techniques to help you better manage your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions to improve depression, anxiety and self-criticism.

It’s important to be able to attend all sessions. 

Dates: Wednesdays, January 31 and February 7, 14, 21 2-3:30pm 

Location: Online through Zoom  

Healthy Emotions Group

Learn mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques to help you deal with stress, difficult emotions, depression and anxiety, impulse control issues, addictions and excessive behaviours.   

It’s important to be able to attend all sessions. 

Dates: Tuesdays, February 6, 16, 20 and March 5, 10-11:30am;  

Location: In person (SJ Campus)  

Healthy Relationships Group

Learn interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation techniques to help you deal with stress, difficult emotions, depression and anxiety, impulse control issues, addictions and excessive behaviours. 

It’s important to be able to attend all sessions. 

Dates: Tuesdays, March 12- April 2, 10-11:30am 

Location: In person (SJ Campus)

The Inner Well: Therapeutic Movement/Dance Group (Online)

This group is designed to create a space for students to reconnect with themselves, learn body-based skills to reduce stress, become more aware of own emotions and body wisdom to better understand ourselves, cultivate self-compassion.

The group uses therapeutic dance, mindful movement and music in a supportive non-judgemental community where every student is welcome to show up and be as they are. No prior movement experience is needed to participate.

It’s important to be able to attend all sessions.  

Dates: Wednesdays, March 6-27, 12:30-2pm 

Location: Online through Zoom  

More Details About This Group

Questions: nadia.stolpner@georgebrown.ca

The Inner Well: Therapeutic Movement/Dance Group (In Person)

This group is designed to create a space for students to reconnect with themselves, learn body-based skills to reduce stress, become more aware of own emotions and body wisdom to better understand ourselves, cultivate self-compassion.

The group uses therapeutic dance, mindful movement and music in a supportive non-judgemental community where every student is welcome to show up and be as they are. No prior movement experience is needed to participate.

It’s important to be able to attend all sessions.   

Dates: Thursdays, February 8- March 7, 2-3:30 pm. There is no session during intersession week. 

Location: In person (Waterfront campus)

More Details About This Group

Questions: nadia.stolpner@georgebrown.ca

Mindfulness Skills & Healthy Thinking drop-in Group

Learn skills to reduce stress, overwhelm or anxiety, to find more calm inside, be kinder to yourself, and to experience greater wellbeing.

We will practice different forms of mindfulness in this group. No prior experience with mindfulness is needed to participate. Join anytime, attend as many weeks as you can. 

Dates: Fridays, February 2 - March 29, 11am - 12:30pm 

Location: Online through Zoom 

Registration and More Details: Fill out this online form

Student Food Access and Empowerment Group

To create a safe and inclusive space to learn about food, accessing food resources, and connecting with community in the college environment. Students will have the opportunity to discuss how food contributes to physical health and emotional well-being. The group will be facilitated by Torsten Hamelin, Good Food Coordinator/Student Life and Hadassah Rais, Counsellor and Eating Disorder Specialist 

Dates: TBD

Location: Online over Zoom