Find a community to support your mental wellness and discover online tools to support mindfulness.

What is a Wellness Group?

A Wellness Group is a form of counseling in which you meet with a small group of people to explore, discuss, and work through any challenges or problems you and your peers may be experiencing. Groups meet regularly to offer each other different perspectives, suggestions, and a supportive ear. Through a safe and comfortable environment, you can gain insight into your own thoughts and behaviors and improve your mental wellness.

Interested in joining a group?

If you are looking for a group/support not listed please contact Wellness Services.

For more information or to register contact Wellness Services:
Email: wellnessservices@lawrence.edu
Call: 920-832-6574

Wellness Groups

Student Grief Support

Please join us to:

  • Learn coping skills for your grief journey.
  • Process your unique experience of loss.
  • Obtain resources from Wellness Services counselors for your ongoing healing.

Body Image Support Group

This group is sponsored and facilitated by EVOLVE.
Pre-Registration is required.


Understanding Self & Others

Trouble making friends?
Are relationships hard to develop?
Feeling lonely or sad?
Suffering from anxiety?
Disconnected from others?
Worried about how others perceive you?
Struggling with self- esteem?
Difficulty asking for help?

If you answered YES to any of these...Understanding Self & Others is the group for you.

Online Tools for Mindfulness 

Sanvello

Sanvello is an evidence-based, mobile care app designed to relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, anywhere, anytime—because symptoms often appear when least expected. It is not a replacement for mental health services, but can provide useful lessons and be used for overall well-being. The app offers daily mood tracking, meditations, a journal, assessments and a community board of hope. This app can be used privately or can be used in addition to mental health services. Lawrence counselors can request access to share information and assign assessments and tools individuals can try. Create an account using your Lawrence e-mail account and receive free access to 100% of the content. Sanvello is provided by funds from the Kaitlin Mahr Library fund.

Calm - Take a Deep Breath

All of the resources on this page are free of charge — please share with anyone who might benefit. Enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support mental and emotional well-being through this time. Be sure to check back as they will be updating these resources regularly.

Online Mindfulness Series

Check out the online mindfulness video series made especially for the Lawrence Community.

Safe Space Imagery Exercise - (14 min.) Use this guided imagery or visualization to create a “safe space.” This safe space is uniquely yours and can be accessed at any time. This tool can be helpful if you’re healing from trauma, dealing with anxiety or depression and for general meditation. 

5-4-3-2-1 Mindfulness Exercise - (3 min.) This exercise is a simple yet powerful tool for calming a racing mind, orienting yourself in the present moment, and connecting with each of your five senses. 

Reducing Anxiety with Elevator Breathing - (5 min.) Anxiety is often connected to the chest. This exercise brings our focus lower in the body, focusing on the exhale to induce a sense of calm and groundedness. 

Mindfulness Indoors - (7 min.) One basic concept of mindfulness is to increase our ability to be aware of the present moment. This may include awareness of our internal experience, our body, breath, thoughts, or emotions, or our external experience, the sounds, sights, smells. 

Mindfulness Outdoors, Winter Edition - (6 min.) This exercise focuses on the natural world around you to help you orient to your surroundings in the present moment. When the weather is cold, it’s easy to rush from one building to the next, tensing against the cold and focusing on getting to you. 

Neuroplasticity - (4 min.) Practicing mindfulness strengthens the brain’s ability to regulate itself. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change over time, developing and strengthening neuronal pathways that are used regularly and diminishing pathways that are not needed.

Mindfulness for Big Projects, Tests, and Performances - (8 min.) Use this mindfulness practice when you are feeling stressed or anxious about an upcoming project, test, or performance. 

Gratitude Practice (6 min.)

Mindful Listening - (5 min.) Use this mindful listening exercise with a favorite piece of music or to bring more awareness to your everyday surroundings. 

Mindful Breathing