RIO (Recognition, Insight, and Openness) Series


Feeling Overwhelmed 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 Fall 2023, 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 and an email with Zoom information if you've registered for an online session. Please call the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 with any questions.

Monday, September 18 and 25, 5 p.m. (Zoom)

Wednesday, September 20 and 27, 2 p.m. (Mumford Hall)

Thursday, September 28 and October 5, 6 p.m. (Zoom)

Tuesday, October 3 and 10, 4 p.m. (Huff Hall)

Thursday, October 5 and 12, 5 p.m. (Zoom)

Monday, October 9 and 16, 5 p.m. (Lincoln Hall)

Tuesday, October 10 and 17, 4 p.m. (Zoom)

Wednesday, October 18 and 25, 3 p.m. (Everitt Lab)

Monday, October 23 and 30, 4 p.m. (Architecture Building)

Thursday, October 26 and November 2, 4 p.m. (ISR)

Thursday November 2 and 9, 6 p.m. (Zoom)

Tuesday, November 7 and 14, 1 p.m. (College of Education)

Wednesday, November 29 and December 6, 6 p.m. (Zoom)

Thursday, November 30 and December 7, 4 p.m. (Business Instructional Facility)