Wellness Workshops

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Talk to MeTalk to Me…What Did You Say?!

September 27, 7-8 p.m., Brock Forum (DBH 131)

Convocation credit available

Conflict is a part of life.  Miscommunication is the fuel that ignites a difficult situation and sends it into a raging, out of control fire.  How did we get to this point?  Can we talk about it?  What were you really trying to say?  What did they hear you say? 

This session will address how to communicate clearly and how to minimize conflict by addressing it in a constructive and timely manner.  We will discuss how to employ characteristics outlined in 1 Peter 3:8-11 (harmony, sympathy, love, courtesy and humility) in ways that will result in having more peace in your life than drama and confusion.


Walk to Fight SuicideOut of Darkness Walk

Bulldogs Walk to fight suicide with Alabama’s AFSP chapter. Register today to join others from Samford in raising money for the cause!

Walk Date: 11/04/2018
Walk Location: Veterans Park (New Location) - Birmingham, AL
Check-in/Registration Time: 1 p.m.
Walk Begins: 2:30 p.m.
Walk Ends: 4 p.m.

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Support Groups

Weekly open groups, facilitiated by Counseling staff

Anxiety Discussion Group

Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. - September 4th- December 4th

Meeting Location: DBH 201

Come find rest, support, validation, and education to help you face and manage the presence of anxiety in your life

LGBTQ Support Group

Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. - September 4th- December 4th

Meeting Location: DBH 201

This weekly group exists to offer support to individuals who identify as LGBTQ. Come find a space to share, where you are known in confidence, and supported unconditionally.

Divorce is not the final answerDivorce Is Not the Final Word!

Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., includes dinner (Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 22)

*Closed Registration

Convocation credit available

Facilitator: Sara Dungan, LPC

Divorce does not have to be the final word in your family's story.  Come find new ways to hope, love and be a family on the other side. In this group, Sara invites adult children of divorce to reflect on the impact divorce has had on their family and discuss productive responses to the following 6 typical challenges of post-divorce family life:  

  1. Staying out of the Middle: Finding healthy ways to detach when your parents are disagreeing
  2. Splitting the Holidays:  Finding healthy ways to balance schedules, expectations, and traditions
  3. Navigating new relationships:  Finding healthy ways to relate to potential or actual step parents and step siblings and redefine family
  4. Letting Go of the Past: Finding healthy ways to grieve the loss that comes with divorce without getting stuck in resentment or regret
  5. Making Peace with God:  Finding healthy ways to trust God even though prayers may not have been answered in the way you wanted
  6. Breaking the Cycle:  Finding healthy ways of trusting yourself and engaging in relationships so that your story can have a different ending

Real Relationships 101Real Relationships 101: Let’s Get Real

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31)

Facilitators: Tray and Melody Lovvorn
Location: BSOB 189
Convocation credit available

Discover and understand the power of meaningful and lasting relationships. This 5-6 week crash course will help you gain new insights, build real connection, and unlock the keys that will help you create successful, fulfilling and lasting relationships with those you love. This course is full of wisdom, taught by relationship experts, Tray and Melody Lovvorn from years of walking individuals and couples through proven relationship tools and practical tips on building healthy relationships, real connection and intimacy that lasts a lifetime.

Session 1: Perfectly Imperfect

The person and their personality that we are attracted to before marriage can be a place of tension and agitation after marriage; it is helpful to be a good student of yourself and others

  1. What personality type are you?
  2. Taking off the masks
  3. God’s purpose for us regarding relationships

Session 2: Love vs. Infatuation

  1. Culture’s Formula for Lasting Relationships (Enmeshment/Codependence) If you really loved me”… dealing with disillusionment
  2. Counter Culture: God’s Formula for Lasting Relationships (Differentiation/Interdependence) Three kinds of Love (Eros, Phileo, Agape)
  3. YADA
  4. Realistic vs. unrealistic expectations

III. Session 3:  Sex vs. Sexual Intimacy 

When we fail to understand the difference between love and sex, we are doomed to failure in both our relationships and our sexuality.

  1. Culture's Formula for Sex and Marriage
  2. Counter Culture - God’s formula for sex and marriage
  3. Yada

IV. Session 4: Pornography vs. Intimacy

Modeling purity doesn’t stop once we are married; sexual purity requires a game plan both outside and inside of marriage

  1. Porn - diminishes us as a person; it impacts productivity, affects the brain, and kills relationships; Porn is the counterfeit to real relationships
  2. Intimacy - “in to me see” - our divine design to be loved and known by another
  3. Living the Larger Story

V. Session 5: Conflict and Resolution: Fight or Flight

Discussing dynamics with how we handle negative emotion and conflict will help you gain understanding and give you new insights moving into meaningful conflict and resolution in your relationships 

  1. The 4 Horsemen
  2. Realistic vs. unrealistic expectations
  3. Leaning in with curiosity
  4. Out-repenting vs. Out-performing one another

VI. Q & A


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Why Should I Be Mindful?

Tuesdays at 10 a.m., CHS building

Instructor: Lyndsay Cogdill Clark

Growing bodies of research are marking the mental and physical benefits of practices that require slowing down, being present to your body, breath, mind, and enhancing one’s skills to refocus thoughts. This Cadre will explore the nature of anxiety, deepen understanding of habit-formation in the brain, emotions, education on and practice of Mindfulness, as well as discussing where and how spirituality fits in. The hope of this Cadre is to create space in one's week to slow down and deepen one's holistic sense of well-being: mind, body, spirit.