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Spring 2021 Events

All events will occur remotely at the announced time. Please reserve the date and contact counselors directly by mail to get the meeting links.

Ready for Change? Substance Use Support Workshop
Feeling isolated and alone? Feeling like it's hard to talk about your substance use with family and friends? Feeling concerned that you are self-medicating and need support? Come learn new ways to cope and deal with triggers in a non-judgmental setting.
Starts Tuesday, January 26, 5–6 pm; meets every other Tuesday throughout the Spring 2021 semester.
[email protected]

International Students Meet & Greet
This event is for international students in their first semester at FIT.  This group will help you adjust to your new culture and environment, give you a place to share your experiences, and will offer you support in your transition to FIT.
Tuesday, February 2, 1–2 pm
[email protected] 

Welcome Back Meeting for Study Abroad Returnees
For all students who went abroad during the 2019-2020 school year. You may be experiencing "re-entry," which is when you face challenges as you readjust to the U.S. and FIT. We will help you explore what you are going through and learn some positive ways of dealing with it.
Wednesday, February 3, 1–2 pm
[email protected] 

Circle of Strength Support Workshop
A safe place for survivors of sexual assault and abuse to learn ways to cope with trauma and heal by sharing your story and supporting others.
Starts Tuesday, February 16 
[email protected]

Friendship Circle
Join our Friendship Circle program to explore how mentorship and friendship can benefit your mental health and lead to wellness and fulfillment. This group will focus on making new connections with fellow students, and learning how to establish healthy relationship values and techniques.
Starts February 23  
[email protected]

Developing and Maintaining Relationships During COVID
Relationships can be tough, but COVID makes it tougher. This workshop helps you navigate the difficulties in making and keeping connections both in friendships and in love relationships.
Dates and times to be announced
[email protected] 

Meditation and Soundbath Relaxation Experience
Join our experiential meditation and relaxation class which includes breathing exercises, meditation and soundbath–a listening experience using therapeutic instruments that reduce symptoms of stress, pain and anxiety.  All you have to do is join and relax! 
Dates to be announced. Contact [email protected] for more information

Diversity Awareness Workshop
In order to be aware of our biases and assumptions, we must first get to know ourselves. Join the workshop to think about what labels you use to define yourself.
Tuesday, March 16, 12–1  pm
Contact [email protected] for more information

Virtual Animal Assisted Therapy - Stress Relief Week Events
Therapy animals are coming back! Come meet and de-stress with lovable therapy animals over a number of events across campus this semester!
Event dates and times to be announced.
Please contact [email protected] for more information and to sign up for your animal therapy visit!

Peer to Peer Discussion Group
Join Internship & Career Services for a peer to peer discussion to be facilitated by trained Peer Educators. You will be invited to share your career and/or internship related stressors and successes, and to have the support of other students who truly get what you're going through in these troubling times. Counselors from the Counseling Center will be on hand to answer questions and provide support.
Friday, February 12, 1:00 pm
Contact Gloria at [email protected] for more information

Living Through Loss
Have you lost a loved one? Finding it hard to talk about it with others? If so, please join us for the Living Through Loss support group. Come meet and talk with fellow students experiencing loss in a safe and supportive setting. 
Starts on Tuesday, February 23, and continues every other Tuesday until the end of May 2021
Contact [email protected] for more information

First Generation in College Support Workshop
Are you the first in your family to attend college?  Congratulations!  Do you have questions about how college works?  Does your family understand how hard college is? Come talk with other students who have similar experiences.
Dates and times to be announced 
[email protected] 

Effective Communication for Resolving Conflicts
Would you describe yourself as someone who prefers to avoid conflict? Do you like to get your way? Are you good at working with someone to reach a solution that is mutually beneficial? Come and learn new ways to communicate about conflict. Please contact Susan if you are interested in joining the discussion
[email protected]

International Students Returning Home Workshop
Wondering how to share the experiences you have had here or how to deal with changes that happened at home? Get information on preparing to re-enter your home country and help ease this transition
Tuesday, May 4, 1-2 pm

Discover Your Story
This is a safe space for adoptees to share your adoption story and obtain support from fellow adoptees. Group will be starting up again in the Spring. Please contact Susan for information and times of meetings.
[email protected]

 

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