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Monday
09/26/22

UB Counseling Groups Fall 2022

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2022 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Workshops

In order to participate in a group, students must complete a Needs Assessment with a UBCS counselor.
Contact Counseling Services for more information.
Identity-Based Groups Black  Support Group LGBTQ+ Support Group International Student Support Group Graduate/Non-traditional Student Support Group  Skill-Based Groups
Coping Skills
Flourish Group
*Emotional Wellness
*Getting Unstuck: Tools for Academic Success 
* 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***
Understanding Self and Others Groups
Connections Perfectly Imperfect: Art Journaling GroupCoping and Connecting (Drop-in Group)
Mindfulness-Based Groups
Mindful Self-Compassion iRest
*Yoga to Manage Moods
* 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

Identity-Based Groups

Black Student Support Group

  • Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 pm – In-Person (Richmond, North Campus)

The Black Student Support group is a space dedicated entirely to the experience of being Black. We invite members of the African diaspora to come together to create community and dialogue around what it means for you to be Black. In this group we will discuss various topics including culture, racial/ethnic identity, colorism, intersectionality, family, the diversity

LGBTQ+ Support Group

  • Wednesdays  3:00-4:30 pm – Online

The LGBTQ+ Support Group is a safe space for students of all LGBTQ+ identities to build a sense of community. The group serves as a place to discuss and explore topics related to these identities, which may include coming out / not coming out, relationships with family and friends, dating and intimate relationships, transitioning, and other life experiences related to being an LGBTQ+ person. Topics may also include non-identity related life stressors that students want to discuss.

International Student Support Group

  • Mondays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online
    This group provides a safe, supportive, and comfortable place for international students to discuss adjustment stressors and cross-cultural experiences in the U.S. The group also creates a safe and confidential environment for group members to share information and support each other.


Graduate and Non-Traditional Student Support Group

  • Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 pm – In-Person (Richmond, North Campus)

This group is designed to allow graduate and non-traditional students to explore the unique challenges they face in a safe and supportive environment. It can help students explore their identity, find new ways of relating to others, recognize how stressors impact them, and share personal experiences. The group can assist students in finding alternative ways of looking at life’s challenges to enable the development of healthier coping strategies.

Understanding Self and Others Groups

Connections

  • Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm –  Online

This group provides a warm and supportive environment where members can experiment constructively in a confidential environment with new ways of relating to others, share personal experiences, express fears and concerns, and get support and feedback. People participate in this group for a number of reasons including having difficulties in relationships, finding their relationships are not satisfying, being curious about how others perceive them, and seeking support when experimenting with new relational behaviors.

Perfectly Imperfect: Art Journaling Group *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm – In-Person (Michael, South Campus)

Do you feel like what you accomplish is never quite good enough? Do you worry about making mistakes or failing at something? Perfectly Imperfect offers a reflective and playful time for self-connection and uses expressive art activities to learn ways to let go of perfectionism, develop self-compassion, and embrace who you are. Art journaling relies on the use of art supplies and creative techniques without the necessary pressure of a perfect result. The group offers an alternative means of self-expression and connecting with others.  No previous experience with art in needed and all supplies will be provided.

Coping and Connecting____***Drop-in Group***

  • Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

This is an open group for students to increase understanding of their current experiences and to find ways to cope and connect with others. Attention will be given to our unique individual experiences and to the contexts in which we experience them, in order to increase the capacity to respond more compassionately to ourselves and to one another.

Skill-Based Groups

Coping Skills

  • Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

This structured group will teach skills to live in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict in effective ways.

Flourish Group

  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm – Online

A structured group for women who want to explore their relationship with body image, food, and emotions. This group is for individuals who are in various stages of preoccupation with food and body image concerns. Skills will be taught to live more intentionally and mindfully in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict. Participants will also learn to connect with and live in their bodies more effectively.

Emotional Wellness            *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm–  Online

This structured group will provide students with education and coping strategies to help with stress, anxiety, and mood management.  Some of the topics covered may include self-care, relaxation and effective stress management, coping with anxiety in healthy ways, and increasing positive emotions.

Getting Unstuck: Tools for Academic Success    *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Thursdays 12:00-1:30 pm – Online

Are you feeling stuck in your studying – finding yourself easily distracted or procrastinating? This group teaches psychological tools to help students better manage the thoughts and feelings that can negatively impact academic functioning, and helps students to act more in line with their academic goals.  

Mindfulness-Based Groups

Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Wednesdays 12:30-2:00 pm – Online

Self-compassion involves being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate. Self-compassion is the opposite of ignoring our pain or punishing ourselves with self-judgment. Research suggest that the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion can help people regulate emotions, engage in healthy self-care, and respond to adversity in resilient ways. This group will help students learn the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion in order to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and life challenges in healthy and balanced ways.

iRest Meditation

  • Thursdays 3:00-4:30 pm – Online

iRest meditation recognizes that we interpret our human experiences through our constantly changing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. This yoga-based meditation practice incorporates psychology and neuroscience in training group members to welcome, connect with and engage these changing (and sometimes strong) states, while in a relaxed state. Members will learn to focus and release attention in a way that cultivates concentration, letting go when feeling stuck and tapping into wholeness of Being; which is always present, despite the ups and downs of life. This can lead to a stronger sense of feeling secure and safe with ourselves, while also feeling more connected to ourselves and others.  No previous meditation experience needed.

Yoga to Manage Moods    *** 5-week group, offered twice during the semester***

  • Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm – Online

A co-ed Hatha Yoga group that provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management.  Using a combination of gentle physical poses, breathing and relaxation techniques, this group allows participants to feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind.  A trauma sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized and no previous yoga experience is necessary.For more information, Contact Counseling Services  

Thursday
04/21/22

The Buffalo Chips 27th Annual “Spring Fling” A Cappella Concert May 6

Posted by Tim on April 21, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The Buffalo Chips 27th Annual “Spring Fling” A Cappella Concert Friday, May 6th, 2022

The Buffalo Chips, UB’s lower voices a cappella group, is putting on their 27th Annual “Spring Fling” on Friday, May 6th at 7:30 PM at Slee Hall. Doors open at 7 PM. The show will also feature a guest performance from SUNY Geneseo’s “Exit 8”! Student tickets are $6 for individuals and $5 per student in groups of 5+ if you purchase them by Wednesday 6/4 at 11:59 PM. Email info@ubchips.com or talk to your local Buffalo Chip to do so. Otherwise, tickets are $12 at the door. We can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday
04/07/22

Chill Out Event

Posted by Tim on April 7, 2022 in Event, Stress Relief

Near the end of the semester, Counseling Services, Health Services, Health Promotion, Student Engagement and the undergraduate Student Association are co-sponsoring the Chill Out event to help students find healthier ways to relax and take care of themselves during finals.
The event includes dog therapy, stress relief tips, financial wellness resources, self-care activities, crafts, free giveaways, and more.

You can enter for a chance to win raffle prizes of electric Shiatsu Neck/Back Massager, $25 Campus Cash and more!

For more information, view HERE
Location:
Student Union Lobby
Date and Time: 
Tues.., Apr. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Monday
04/04/22

HSC Open Mic Night April 16

Posted by Tim on April 4, 2022 in Community Announcements, Honors Program Announcements, Stress Relief

HSC is excited to be hosting an ✨🎤Open Mic Night 🎤 on April 16th at 5:00pm in the Don Schack student lounge. Showcase your talents, or stop by to support your friends and peers! Any sort of performance is welcome. Also, food and snacks will be served 🙂

To sign-up, use the google form below!

https://forms.gle/ubYZeYt5zXDjZVym8

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Milagros Buschfrers at mbuschfr@buffalo.edu.

Monday
02/07/22

27th Annual Buffalo Chips Acappella Valentine’s Day Show February 12

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

The 27th Annual Accappella Valentine’s Day Show featuring the Royal Pitches and Enchords with the Buffalo Chips will be Saturday, February 12, 2022 in Slee Hall. Doors at 7:00pm and Show starts at 7:30pm.

Presale tickets are $6 for students, $10 for general public and $12 at the door. Contact info@ubchips.com for tickets. Masks and Proof of vaccination required.

Monday
02/07/22

UB Honors Faculty Fellow Valentine’s Day Program for Honors Students to Create 3D digital valentine for that Special Someone

Posted by Tim on February 7, 2022 in Community Announcements, Stress Relief

The most romantic day of the year is fastly approaching, are you still struggling with choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Join us this Wednesday on 9th Feb. for a guided hands-on workshop, we will be showing you how to find and create your own customized gift! 

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to turn your most creative ideas into real objects by advanced 3D modeling and 3D printing technologies. All you need is your laptop to follow along. Please find a lovely digital picture of your valentine, and register on https://www.tinkercad.com/

If you have any questions, please contact Chi Zhou (chizhou@buffalo.edu) or Stanley Dsa (sdsa@buffalo.edu).

YOU MUST use the link to register to attend – only 20 seats remain and the reservation will close when all seats are filled.  Hurry to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0q2MZUtKcDaxr10cdedTEsmaNoPbjBdFSuA8IaDNOJug9pA/viewform

Friday
01/28/22

UB Trippin’ to the Burchfield Penney Art Center February 19

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement for a FREE trip to the Burchfield Penney Art Center to visit a limited time exhibition called Social Justice Stitched Stories and to explore the rest of the art center.
Check-in will begin in the Student Union lobby at 11:30 a.m. Buses will depart from the Student Union at 12:00 p.m. and students can return to the buses to depart for campus between 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in order to return to the Student Union by 4:00 p.m. Students will be required to adhere to current UB COVID-19 guidelines and wear a mask as required by the university. 

Register HERE to attend this FREE trip!
Location: SU Lobby Date and Time: 
Sat., Feb. 19 from 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday
01/28/22

UUP Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Now Accepted

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2022 in Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief

UUP scholarship applications now accepted Time is running out to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by UUP. March 1 is the deadline to apply for two scholarships, the UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship and the William Scheuerman Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship. Applications are on UUP’s website, at uupinfo.org/awards.The College Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Applicants for the Scheuerman scholarship must have completed at least nine credits at any SUNY graduate or professional school with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95. For more information, go HERE on the UUP website.
Thursday
12/02/21

Relaxation Stations

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2021 in Event, Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement, Health Promotion and the Intercultural and Diversity Center for a FREE event to relax and de-stress before finals!

There will be massage chairs, an oxygen bar, painting, DIY stress balls, music, and more! 

Location: 145 Rooms, Student UnionDate and Time:
Fri, Dec. 3 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Thursday
11/18/21

Relaxation Stations

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2021 in Stress Relief

Join Student Engagement, Health Promotion and the Intercultural and Diversity Center for a FREE event to relax and de-stress before finals!

There will be massage chairs, an oxygen bar, painting, DIY stress balls, music, and more! 

Location: 145 Rooms, Student UnionDate and Time:
Fri, Dec. 3 from 5 – 8 p.m.