New Grief Support Group Meeting Time — SP ’13

NEW Grief Support Group meeting times for Spring ’13 !

STUDENT-RUN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (Sponsored by the office of Counseling and Psychological Services) CAPS Meets: Weekly Wednesdays Time: 8:30pm Location: Solarium (Room 201) (2nd fl., Davison Health Center) Intended to create a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you. For more information please contact: Hannah Vogel Phone: 240.463.6929 Leah Koenig Phone: 443.739.7372

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group

Heal in the company of others:

The Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (SASS) will be held on Thursdays beginning February 14th –May 2nd from 12-1:15pm. SASS is open to survivors of childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape. Meetings will follow an open support group format and participants determine group topics each week.  

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator, for more info at awarren(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Reference “Support Group” in the subject line.

The deadline to sign-up Tuesday, February 12th.


Bystander Intervention Training — 2/17; Register by 2/11

Registration for the WE Speak, We Stand, Bystander Intervention program is now open!

WE Speak, WE Stand aims to create a community that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual assault prevention and alcohol use intervention. The sexual assault prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members.  The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools.  Specifically, you will learn how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency.  We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use. 

This year, a third track is being introduced on a separate date.  The relationship violence track will feature a discussion of cultural norms around violence and relationships, enable you to identify the warning signs of relationships that may become abusive and provide concrete skills to intervene safely and effectively. 

The training will be held on Sunday, February 17th  in Usdan B25 from 9:45am-3:15pm.  Participants must attend the full training.  Lunch will be provided. The deadline for registering is 2/11/13 by midnight.  You can register and find more information at

Flu Shots Still Available…

Dear Students:

The Davison Health Center has a limited supply of influenza vaccine available for students.  Please call for an appointment at 860-685-2470.  Cost is $30 and can be billed to your student account.  The fee is covered if you are enrolled in the university-sponsored health insurance plan with Gallagher Koster.

Joyce L. Walter, Director, Davison Health Center

Mindfulness and Movement Workshop on Nov. 4–Reserve space by Nov. 1

Mindfulness and Movement:

Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence


 Sunday, November 4th, 10am-4pm

 Created for survivors of sexual violence, this retreat will teach participants how to incorporate mindfulness skills and practices into their lives, improve sleep, augment self-care skills and culminate in a relaxing gentle yoga/movement session.

 TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form and return to

Alysha B. Warren,LPC,  by

Thursday, November 1st .

 Reference “Mindfulness & Movement” in subject line.

Visit for details

Space is limited!

 The retreat will be facilitated by:

Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator,

Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell, and

Jyotika Skeels, Registered Yoga Teacher

Amy Marschall, Counseling and Psychological Services Extern

Flu Shots! Get yours Thurs., 10/18 and Tues., 10/23

Date:         Thursday, October 18 (all-campus clinic)
Location:  Usdan University Center – room 108
Time:         12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Date:         Tuesday, October 23 (all-campus clinic )
Location:  Usdan University Center – room 108
:        4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Please remember to wear a short sleeve shirt for easy access to your arm!


Got Consent? Workshop on Keeping It Consensual 10/10, 7 p.m.

From Hook-ups to Relationships: Keeping it Consensual Workshop


  Students for Consent and Communication invites you to a conversation about enthusiastic consent, sexual assault and rape culture.Through this workshop, we will provide a space to discuss and reflect on these important issues and build skills on how to obtain consent in relationships and discern whether a person is able to provide consent. We will also discuss bystander intervention strategies, develop personal definitions of consent and examine Wesleyan’s policies dealing with consent and sexual misconduct.

Location: Downey House Lounge    Date: Wednesday, October 10    Time: 7-8:30pm

Hosts: Students for Consent and Communication      Let Rachel Verner, SART Intern, know if you will join us! Bring friends!   Facebook Event


CAPS Workshop: Revolutionary Self-Care — 10/3, 7 p.m.



Having thriving relationships with others starts with caring for and understanding ourselves. Join us in a lively conversation where we will reflect, share experiences and learn new skills to create thriving relationships.

Through this workshop, we will examine and think of new ways to care for ourselves and others, gain deeper understanding of our desires, needs and boundaries, and develop effective ways to communicate and manage conflict in relationships.

Location: Downey House Lounge     Date: Wednesday, October 3     Time: 7-8:30pm

Facilitators: Alysha Warren, LPC and Rachel Verner, SART Intern and YOU!

Let Rachel know if you will join us! Bring friends!      Facebook Event

Grief Support Group — 10/3, 7:30 p.m.



Sponsored by the

Office of Counseling and Psychological Services

Dr. Larry Antosz, Facilitator

Any student who is trying to deal with the death of someone very important to them may want to consider this workshop for support and information. We will discuss grief as a natural healing process and healthy ways to help ourselves and others move though the ongoing, changing phases of grief.

All are welcome.

 Wednesday, October 3, 2012    7:30 p.m.

 CAPS, Second Floor, Davison Health Center – Rm. 201 – Solarium


Mindfulness Class @ Wesleyan — beginning 10/22; app deadline 10/9

Mindfulness Class @Wesleyan — 5 Mondays starting on 10/22 6:30-8pm

During this 5-week course, students will be introduced to various techniques of mindfulness practice and spiritual awareness, including sitting meditation and yoga.  These modalities are designed to aid in stress and anxiety reduction, and when practiced diligently, may also offer opportunities for greater self-awareness and personal development.  The goal is to give students a spiritual toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. Students will gain an understanding of the roles these practices can play in leading a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

Referral FormPlease email this form to Rabbi David Teva at  by 10/9/12

Name:                                               Email:                                           Year: 

Name of person making referral (if self referral, write self):

What experiences (if any) have you had with (please specify what types and for how long):

Meditation:          Yoga:        Religious/ Praying communities:        Other spiritual exercises or practices:

 Why do you want to attend this class? 

Is there anything you hope will change in your life as a result of taking this class?