Author Archives: Jennifer Kerns

LIVING WITH LOSS: A Grief Group for Bereaved Students

Counseling Presents…..


A Grief Group for Bereaved Students

(starts 2/21/2014 and runs until 4/11/2014)


WHEN:  Every FRIDAY – 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – bring lunch!

WHERE:  McCullough, Mitchell Green Lounge, 3rd floor

WHO:  Any student wanting support grieving a recent or past loss

WHAT: A therapeutic group for any student wanting to explore issues related to personal grief and loss. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe and affirming space where students can help each other grow and explore ways to integrate the reality of their loss meaningfully. Participation in this group is completely confidential.

New members always welcomed!

JOIN: If you are interested in joining at any point, please email group leader Jennifer Kerns ( or contact Donna Stark at 802-443-5141 to briefly discuss your interest before the start of the next session with Jennifer or Ximena Mejia.

This event is being hosted by Parton Counseling Center.

Yoga and Somatic Awareness J-Term Workshop

Parton Counseling & Dharma Door Retreat present…




J-TERM – Friday’s – 1:00 – 2:30pm – Mitchell Green

Dates: 1/10 – 1/17 – 1/24 – 1/31

This 4-week workshop hosted by Dharma Door Retreat invites students to learn the language of the body from the inside out through the practices of yoga and somatic movement. In the context of self-discovery and openness, participants will learn to cultivate awareness and understanding of their relationships to themselves, others & their environment through direct somatic experiences. Students will learn principles practiced in Yoga, Somatic Awareness, & Mindfulness. Please join us for this fun series! Dress comfortably, and bring a yoga mat if you can. No prior experience is required.

Pre – Registration encouraged, drop-in’s welcome!

To pre-register: Contact Donna Stark at 802-443-5141

or email Jennifer at

MEET DHARMA DOOR: Dharma Door is a community retreat space in Underhill, VT owned by Abbi Jaffe. Abbi embodies authenticity, playfulness and dances contact improvisation as often as possible. She has been creating emotionally and physically safe spaces for exploration and expansion for over 10 years, and leads workshops around New England. Abbi will be joined by Amanda Franz. Amanda has been studying, teaching, and performing various somatic movement modalities for the past 10 years around United States and in Canada.