Managing Stress and Anxiety during COVID-19

An online Support Group for sgu-som Students

Facilitator: Dina Stella, LMSW
Weekly, Thursdays at 9:30am (Commences Thursday 18th February 2021)

Members will receive support in managing their anxiety in a safe environment, through sharing experiences, creating a community and forming positive connections.

  • Session 1: Introduction to the Group, Icebreakers. What is anxiety?
  • Session 2: Symptoms Part 1
    What are symptoms of anxiety?
  • Session 3: Symptoms Part 2
    How to identify triggers that lead to feeling anxious?
  • Session 4: Symptoms Part 3
    How do symptoms contribute to physical health?
  • Session 5: Coping Strategies
    How can we incorporate self -care to decrease symptoms of anxiety?
  • Session 6: Seeking Support
    How to remain connected while feeling isolated

MEMBER CRITERIA:
Open to both males and females.
Seeking ways to manage anxiety and process associated feelings.
Not at risk of decompensation (increased suicidality/lethality, at risk of severe depressive episode, at risk of relapse of addictive behavior).
Interested and open to learning about anxiety and its impact.
Limited difficulty with socialization; does not report disturbance at the thought of sharing in a group setting.

Dina Stella, LMSW

I am a licensed social worker and psychotherapist trained in trauma systems and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience working with diverse populations and am empathetic and understanding of the challenges and pressures of being a student, with limited support.

My goal is to support clients during life transitions and work to increase self awareness, develop healthy behaviors and increase emotional well-being. It is important to me that every person is seen and understood; aware that each individual responds differently based on their life experiences.

My areas of expertise include: Anxiety, Depression and Trauma.