The Benefits of Group Counseling

Have you ever experienced a morning when everything went wrong, and you said to yourself, “It’s going to be a BAD day”? Minor inconveniences can easily snowball into a bad day with the wrong mindset. You may already be attending workshops with the Academic Success Center (ASC) to assist you in improving your study skills;…

Common STI’s—A Rundown

The three most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections in the United States are human papillomavirus, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. This article will provide basic information regarding who is at risk, what symptoms are possible, and what treatments are most commonly recommended. 1. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Both men and women are at risk of contracting HPV….

What is Trauma

According to the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual 5thEdition (DSM-5), trauma is defined as a person being exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence, in the following four scenarios: Direct exposure. Witnessing in person. Indirect exposure, such as learning that a close relative or friend was exposed…

Stress and Cortisol

Did you know that both stress and cortisol and cortisol and belly fat go hand in hand? Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is released when you experience emotional, mental, or physical stress. This hormone aids in the body’s flight or fight response, giving you the energy needed to deal with stress. In the…

Distress Acceptance with Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? You may have heard the word mindfulness a lot lately. It’s become a social media buzzword revolving around acceptance and doing activities wholeheartedly. You might be wondering what exactly mindfulness is all about and where it comes from. Mindfulness is when you are focused in the present moment; it is a state…