Mindful Eating and Body Image Group Workshops

Currently enrolled students are welcome to attend any of the sessions listed below. Our group sessions are designed for students who are questioning if they may have an eating disorder and for students who are at all stages of recovery with an eating disorder. If you struggle with any of the following - body image concerns, restricting food intake, over exercise, ritualized eating behaviors, constant worry about what you are eating, purging behaviors, or binge eating - we are here to help and support you. Each session will be focused on a particular topic as noted below and will allow time for members to check in, interact and support one another through their individual journey.

Thursdays 9 to 10 a.m. – University Center Sagamore Room

  • February 16 – Learn to contain worries with the use of guided imagery
  • March 2 – ANT Therapy - learn how to eliminate negative thoughts
  • March 9 – The road to life art therapy
  • March 30 – Discover the appearance ideal and how it impacts your life
  • April 13 – Flowers – explore some of your learned behaviors
  • April 27 – Discover your personality type with the use of the enneagram

Fridays 1 to 2 p.m. – Dempster Hall Room 102

  • February 24 – My Toy Story – allows play, creativity and the use of narratives to assist in awareness and healing
  • March 10 – Experience guided imagery
  • March 24 – Discover your locus of control
  • April 7 – The Important Book – exploring the essence of self
  • April 21 – The Cube – Using metaphors and imagery to know oneself

Please join us! For more information please contact Mary Ann Farmer, Counselor – mafarmer@semo.edu 573-986-6191 Counseling & Disability Services.

Mindfulness Group

Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Student Recreation Center - South
Come and explore a variety of mindfulness techniques designed to reduce stress and increase wellness:

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery
  • Meditation

Contact dgstsauver1s@semo.edu for more information.


Dearmont B1 Wing (Eastern Side)
Counseling and Disability Services
One University Plaza, MS 2030
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

After Hours Services

Call the University Police Department at 651-2911 for emergency situations after hours, on weekends, or during session breaks. The University Police Department will contact the University's Crisis Response Team.