A healthy harmony for students

The newest counseling option comes to campus

By Ixchel Sotelo
On March 6, 2020

 

ASU’s Counseling Services announced the beginning of Healing Through Music, a student group and the latest addition to the counseling programs.

The group will meet every Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Clinic to play meaningful songs and allow students to share the reasons why the songs are significant to them.

“One of the best things music does is help us cope with life stressors and bad emotions,” Mark Rehm, director of counseling ser­vices, said. “Most people love music and it touches our souls. We bond through it. Everyone will get a turn to bring in different music and learn from each other.”

The concept of the group is aimed to creatively destigmatize a counseling group by creating a mind-opening environment and using music to connect with others.

“They’ll bring a song and then we’ll supply lyrics so that people can read it as well as listen to it,” Rehm said. “You just kind of share how this had impacted you or what you take away from it or how you can use it as a coping mechanism.”

Counseling Services also has an LGBTQ+ support group that meets at 2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Another social group called Con­nectedness meets every Monday at 1 p.m. for students to learn about building and maintaining healthy relationships.

The Annual Stress-Less Fair will be hosted on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center. Activities will include massages, facials and more, along with a chance to win Airpods or a JBL Bluetooth Speaker.

For any new group suggestions or general feedback, students are encouraged to share their ideas with ASU Counseling Services at counselingfeedback@angelo.edu.

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