Are you looking for a little support? Sign up for one session of the Virtual Discussion Groups facilitated by FASCCO. This is a pilot program to evaluate how helpful small group discussions can be for you. To help facilitate discussion, each group has a maximum of 15 participants. More groups may be scheduled to accommodate demand. Here is a flier with all current discussion group options listed (not all topics are offered each week). Additional sessions will be announced soon. If you are interested in a topic, email FASCCO@umich.edu to be contacted when a new session is available.
Dealing with Uncertainty
There is a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 and what lasting effects it will have for all of us. But there are also people who can help you explore ways to deal with uncertainty.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the “Dealing with Uncertain Times discussion group" in the subject line.
WFH Strategies & Skills
In these trying times, we are all trying new things. For many, that means working from home (WFH) Join this FASCCO facilitated discussion group to connect with peers. Together you will explore strategies that work for you, plus pick up some practical tools & tips to stay connected with colleagues and manage your time.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the WFH Strategies & Skills support group" in the subject line.
All Aboard the Struggle Bus: Working From Home with Young Children
So many of us are working from home with the world's most distracting co-workers - our kids! Join FASCCO counselor Jill Castro for a WFH parent discussion group in Zoom. She's a parent of a 3-year old and will facilitate a virtual group to offer parents a space to vent, provide support for one another, discuss challenges, and celebrate small victories.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the Struggle Bus Parents discussion group" in the subject line.
Sharing and Caring for the Elderly
Caregiving elderly family members can be stressful at any time. With current restrictions and elevated concern for your loved one’s well-being, the unique challenges may feel overwhelming. Why not take a moment for some self-care and join this FASCCO facilitated group to discuss your concerns.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the Sharing and Caring for the Elderly discussion group" in the subject line for information on future sessions.
General Grief Discussion Group - Coming Winter 2021
We all experience loss at various times in our life and many may be experiencing loss during the pandemic through the death of a friend, family member or colleague. This general grief discussion group will identify and discuss grief responses and allow participants to share their concerns. Focus will be on understanding grief and grief responses and sharing your experiences. All are welcome.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the General Grief discussion group" in the subject line.
Grief Discussion Group - Loss of a spouse or partner.
This group will address various topics that may include loneliness, parenting, social isolation, new role/ identity as widow or widower, etc. The intent of the group will be driven by topics that are important to the participants. This offering emphasizes group discussion of participants as well as educational components. No one will be required to speak, but doing so often helps the grieving process.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the Grief loss of partner discussion group" in the subject line for information on future sessions.
Procrastination discussion group
This discussion group will explore participants' experience of procrastination and offer relevant solutions. Specifically, members will discuss the situational, emotional and cognitive triggers related to their respective forms of procrastination. They will also discuss
strategies for reducing their tendency to procrastinate, most notably cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. Participants will be encouraged to develop and implement a specific and achievable plan to combat their procrastination.
Email FASCCO@umich.edu with "Sign me up for the Procrastination discussion group" in the subject line for information on future sessions.