In addition to working individually with students, the AEC offers several psycho-educational groups during the academic year. These groups are available to AEC registered students.
Mindfulness and the Brain: Meditation for Academic Success Level 1
In recent years, the positive effects of meditation have garnered increasing validation from the scientific community. Research has shown that the practice of mindfulness meditation has the potential to improve focus, attention and working memory, as well as enhance contentment, while decreasing anxiety and fear. Studies show that just a few minutes of practice a day can create dramatically increased activation in the parts of the brain associated with happiness and well being. In this group, you will learn a variety of mindfulness meditation techniques, and their impact on respective areas of the brain. Special attention will be paid to the topics of test anxiety, stress management, and increasing concentration.
Mindfulness and the Brain: Meditation for Academic Success Level 2
This group will provide opportunities for deeper practice and exploration of the techniques and concepts learned in level 1.
ADHD Group - Using Insights from Neuroscience to Unlock Your Potential
Hang out with creative, funny, intelligent peers while learning strategies that fit your brain-style and make your academic and personal life easier. In this group you will:
- Discover your ADHD-related strengths
- Overcome procrastination
- Learn ADHD-specific time & task management strategies
- Develop ADHD-specific study skills
- Explore connections between exercise, nutrition, and the ADHD brain
- Conquer perfectionism
Come laugh and learn with like-minded peers!
This group is open to all AEC registered undergraduate and graduate students.
Social Connectedness Group
The Social Connectedness group is an educational/social support group offered through the Accessible Education Center for students who are interested in improving social skills, connecting with other students, and finding community on campus. This group was initially created for students who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, but has been beneficial to other AEC registered students as well.