Fall 2017 Sessions | U-M Aphasia Community

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University of Michigan Aphasia Community This September marks the beginning of our fall sessions for UMAC. Interested in meeting others with aphasia, learning their stories, and making connections? Come join us for one of the upcoming sessions. What: UMAC is a group communication program where you can meet others with aphasia, while boosting your language skills in a supportive environment. All members …

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Self-Compassion: How Being Nice to Yourself is Bigger than it Sounds

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Self-compassion, while sometimes underestimated, can be an effective, research-backed approach to addressing mental health challenges. It has been used and widely studied in different fields — for example as a means of helping nurses deal with job-related stress and anxiety, to aiding in addiction recovery in teens. It is now offered as a group therapy option through the University Psychological …

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Walk Out of the Darkness: April at U-M

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The Mary A. Rackham Institute and its centers are participating in the U-M campus Out of the Darkness walk on Friday, April 7. All are welcome and invited to participate — either in walking or in helping support the cause via a “virtual” walk fundraiser. Mental health advocacy group Active Minds will host the event in conjunction with the American …

Mastering American Accent Jan 2017-Accent Reduction

Mastering the American Accent

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 A Workshop to Enhance Student Communication Skills If English is not your first language, and you would like to work on your speaking and listening abilities, the University Center for Language and Literacy is offering a special program to help build your communication skills. The program will help you “hear” the American accent for better listening, while also helping to …

Mindfulness and Self Compassion Group


An Exploration of Mindfulness This skills-based group focuses on building your capacity for being present in the moment, and taking note of experiences without judgment. Building mindfulness skills opens space in your life for greater peace, centeredness, and more adaptive decision-making. You will learn to bring a compassionate awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations, and will learn how to observe these experiences …

Kids In Divorced & Separated Families (KIDS) Group

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Children experience difficult behavioral, psychological, and educational challenges when their parents separate or divorce. The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) has established a group that will provide children with a supportive environment to cope with these challenges. Often, participating in a group can supportively guide children through learning coping skills for anxiety, depression, social interactions, and school …