Group Therapy, Skills Classes, & Therapeutic Yoga / Meditation

TCS offers a variety of therapy groups, skills classes, and therapeutic yoga and meditation classes each semester. Group-based care is a powerful and effective way to address personal concerns and learn new skills for coping and thriving. Members receive individualized support and feedback from their group therapists, as well as peers sharing similar goals, identities, or life experiences. Students have shared that they come away from group-based care at TCS with new insights and capacities to meet life’s challenges, as well as a greater sense of connection. Sessions are offered Monday-Friday, 9 AM-6:30 PM, both online and in person.


Therapy Groups


Group therapy is an effective treatment for many mental health concerns. It offers social support and opportunities to gain insight and strengthen coping in contexts that often more closely mirror everyday life than 1-on-1 individual therapy. Group therapy is a highly recommended treatment for concerns with interpersonal dimensions (e.g., social anxiety, isolation, grief, life transitions, identity-based stress or harm, and challenges involving friendships, family, or dating). It is also effective for depression, generalized and social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, modifying substance use, among many other concerns (American Psychological Association, 2012; learn more).


Most groups at TCS offer interested students a short 1-on-1 meeting with the group leaders before sessions begin to ensure fit and allow them to learn more about the group. 


Skills Classes


Skills classes are designed to teach psychological tools (e.g., grounding, mindfulness, distress tolerance, boundary-setting, organization/time management) tailored to your goals and that are helpful in alleviating a range of common mental health concerns. Skills classes meet on Zoom in 4-week and 6-week formats, and you may join any week of the semester. Students have shared that participating in our skills classes has reduced their daily stressors and improved their problem-solving and self-confidence. They are a therapeutic service that is free and non-credit-bearing.


Therapeutic Yoga & Meditation

Come and join the TCS yoga and meditation program, where we intertwine skills effective in yoga and mindfulness with therapeutic treatment. These practices support Temple students to learn new ways to cope with stress and build mental health resilience, cultivate or deepen a personal yoga and meditation practice, and be more mindful as they explore and connect with their breath, physical bodies, and the present moment. Research supports a variety of physical and mental health benefits to a regular yoga and mindfulness practice (American Psychiatric Association, 2019; learn more). These include:


  • Increased focus & concentration 
  • Improvements to cognitive skills like memory & learning 
  • Reduction in stress & anxiety 
  • Increased distress tolerance 
  • Improvements to mood 
  • And more!


No matter if it’s your first time trying yoga and mindfulness or you’re a lifelong practitioner, you are welcome here. Our program is designed to support Temple’s diverse student population. All classes are taught by a mental health therapist and certified yoga teacher. All in-person classes occur at TCS in the yoga studio.


Please review the Spring 2024 yoga and meditation guidelines for your first session. Please also complete the required Yoga Release Form.


Schedule By Day


Descriptions of all groups, skills classes, and therapeutic yoga and meditation offerings, as well as facilitator information, are included in the Spring ’24 Group & Skills Class Brochure at the end of this webpage. See the table below for page numbers.






MBSP 8-week (10:30 AM-12 PM, Zoom, pg. 8)

Stress Less Yoga (11-11:45 AM, in person, pg. 9)

Mindful Moment (12-12:30 PM, in person, pg. 9)

MBSP in the RRC (9-10 AM, in person & Zoom, pg. 8)

Stress Less Yoga (2-2:45 PM, in person, pg. 9)

Understanding Self and Others (1-2:30 PM, in person, pg. 7)

1-on-1 Yoga Consultations (1-1:30/1:45 PM, in person & Zoom, pg. 9)

Unstuck Depression/Burnout Skills Class (4-5 PM, Zoom, pg. 5)

Grad Student Group (3:30-5 PM, Zoom, pg. 8)

Grief Circle (3-4 PM, in person, pg. 6)

International Grad Student Group (2-3:30 PM, in person, pg. 7)

Relationships, Substances, & Coping (2-3:30 PM, in person, pg. 7)


Taking ACTion In Relationships (3:30-5 PM, in person, pg. 8)

Social X-Changes (4-5 PM, followed by optional outing, WRC/Student Center, pg. 8) *non-clinical

Gentle Stretch Yoga  (4-4:45 PM, Zoom, pg, 9)

Healthy Connections (3:30-4:30 PM, Zoom, pg. 7)


Be Effective (DBT-informed; 3:30-4:30 PM, Zoom, pg. 6)


Anxiety Class (4-5 PM, Zoom, pg. 5)

Live Well (ACT-informed, 4-5 PM, Zoom, pg. 5)


Anxiety Class (4-5 PM, in person, pg. 5)


Black Student Support Group (5-6:30 PM, Zoom, pg. 7)


Unstuck Depression/Burnout Skills Class (4-5 PM, Zoom, pg. 5)




Group & Skills Class Brochure (Spring 2024)

Descriptions and Facilitator Information


TCS Group Therapy & Skills Class Brochure - Spring '24