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Stress Management and Resilience

This group will utilize interactive teaching and discussion to inform students regarding the effects and impact of stress. It will instruct about the symptoms of stress and symptoms of ‘stress overload.’ It will also instruct about resilience as a protective factor with regard to the negative effects of stress. Aspects of resilience or ‘resiliency skills’ will be discussed and encouraged as effective strategies for avoiding stress and/or moderating its impact. This is an open group on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. in Crisp Hall.

Anxiety Reduction Workshop

This group will focus on reducing the negative impact anxiety has on daily interactions and activities. Participants will be able to recognize sources of anxiety, develop appropriate coping mechanisms, use assertive methods to set appropriate boundaries and limits, and
become aware of the negative psychological and physical effects anxiety has upon the body. This is an open group on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in Crisp Hall.


We live in stressful times! Learn skills to calm your body and mind as we explore a variety of mindfulness techniques such as meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and yoga stretches. Quantitative data via MRI shows positive neuroplasticity after practicing mindfulness for just 20 minutes a day. Benefits include reduction in anxiety by calming of the amygdala and reduction of depression by strengthening the prefrontal cortex. You'll get better sleep, regulated emotions, improved memory, interoception, resilience and connection. This is an open group experience Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (Academic Terraces, rain out Crisp Hall #207)

Expressive Art Group

Expressive Art Group is for students who have experienced interpersonal or sexual violence. We’ll explore a variety of expressive modalities, such as painting, drumming, and movement, to process trauma, reduce trauma response, and increase emotional regulation. This is a closed therapeutic group on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. beginning September 9th (Crisp Hall #207). Students must register by September 8th by emailing

Healthy Relationships

We all deserve to have healthy and fulfilling relationships with family members, friends, intimate partners, classmates and co-workers.  This group will zero in on several key characteristics that all healthy relationships have in common—especially romantic relationships.  These characteristics should not be optional and when they are missing, we may find ourselves wondering where the relationship went wrong.  This group will practice good communication skills on a weekly basis so be prepared to interact with your fellow group members.  This is an open group on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Crisp Hall. 

Addiction and Recovery

This group will utilize interactive teaching and discussion to inform students about the Signs and Symptoms of Addiction, including information about risk factors.  It will enable students to identify such signs in their own behavior or in that of a loved one, and It will instruct about the impact on a person’s life and wellbeing.  It can serve as a first step toward making behavioral changes and/or seeking help for an addiction. This group will also instruct about the Recovery Process. This is an open group on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. in Crisp Hall. 



Phone: 573.986.6191
Fax: 573.986.6031
Crisp Hall 201-202

Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility
One University Plaza, MS 8220
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

After Hours Services

Call the University Police Department at 651-2911 for emergency situations after hours, on weekends, or during session breaks. The University Police Department will contact the University's Crisis Response Team.