Weekly Yoga/Meditation Group
Weekly drop-in Yoga/Meditation class, designed to help you take a break, breathe deeply and move mindfully. Class includes sitting meditation and yoga practice. All levels are welcome and mats are provided.
- Tuesdays 2:45-4:00 p.m. Campus Center 207.
- Contact Rebecca Ergas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mindfulness Skills for Stress-Reduction Group
A four-week group co-facilitated by Rebecca Ergas and David Fask designed to teach students mindfulness skills, including deep breathing, guided imagery, and sitting, walking and eating meditation.
First Generation College Students Support Group
Facilitator: Adam Edmunds, Psy.D.
Day and Time: Fridays 2:30pm-4pm
Start Date: Early November
Potential Members: Haverford students whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) or siblings have not attained a college degree or did not attend college at all or attended college in a different educational system (in the USA or in another country).
Group Limit: 6-8 members
Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment. However, despite having good academic performance in high school, first-generation students are susceptible to doubts about their academic and motivational abilities, and may believe that they are not college material. Because of these numerous obstacles, and because they may have to manage the demands of family, and different cultures of home and college, first generation students may find it difficult to feel integrated socially and academically. Consequently, they may also feel alone and/or isolated and struggle to connect with other students who may be having similar experiences or have gone through similar experiences.
With this in mind, this unstructured group offers members an opportunity to process their experiences as first generation students, including their thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & excitement), relationships, successes and struggles. Specific areas of exploration during group sessions may include imposter syndrome; school-life balance; “cultural capital”; clashes with socioeconomic class and culture of fellow students; expectations from family, friends, or self; stereotypes/microaggressions; and identity (who you are, who you want to be and how you fit in your family, with friends, or at Haverford). Group serves as an opportunity to better understand one’s identity and how to thrive in their lives at Haverford. Group is also a place where group members can support and learn from each other. Group members are often helpful to one another at sorting thoughts and labeling feelings.