RIO (Recognition, Insight, and Openness) Series


Feeling Overwelmed and Looking to Get “Unstuck?”

Attend Recognition, Insight, and Openness (RIO)!

RIO is a two-part program that teaches students techniques for recognizing and moving past situations that cause stress, frustration, and anxiety. RIO can provide skills to help you: 

  • Manage and reduce anxiety
  • Adapt to new challenges
  • Understand your thoughts and feelings, WITHOUT judgment or shame
  • Move beyond feeling “stuck” 
  • Take the initiative to step out of your comfort zone

This program is open to all Illinois students—you do not need to be a current client of the Counseling Center. We do strongly encourage you to be available to attend both sessions. For Spring2023, we are offering a variety of in-person and Zoom options. To register, please select an option below complete the brief form, and submit it.  After you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation that includes the location information or Zoom log-in information. Please call the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 with any questions.

Wednesday, February 8 and 15, 5 p.m. (Zoom)

Tuesday, February 14 and 21, 4 p.m. (Lincoln Hall)

Thursday, February 16 and 23, 4 p.m. (Zoom)

Wednesday, February 22 and March 1, 6 p.m. (Mumford Hall)

Thursday, February 23 and March 3, 6 p.m. (Zoom)

Tuesday, Feb 28 and March 7, 4 p.m. (Huff Hall)

Wednesday, March 22 and 29, 4 p.m. (Business Instructional Facility)

Monday, March 27 and April 3, 6 p.m. (Zoom)

Thursday, March 30 and April 6, 5 p.m. (Zoom)

Wednesday, April 5 and 12, noon (College of Education)

Tuesday, April 11 and 18, 5:30 p.m. (Everitt Lab)

Thursday, April 13 and 20, 6 p.m. (Illinois Street Residence Hall)

Wednesday, April 19 and 26, 5 p.m. (Zoom)

Monday, April 24 and May 1, 6 p.m. (Architecture Building)