Classes

Please contact your case manager and or clinician to see if you qualify for the available SCCCMH classes.

Meets weekly on Thursdays

Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Carolyn P.

About the class:
This class can assist you in taking an active role in reducing your substance use by covering topics such as: stages of change, triggers, counterconditioning, reinforcement management, communication, managing cravings and urges, new ways to enjoy life, setbacks, social support, and identifying needs and resources.

Meets weekly on Mondays

Time:
9:30am - 11:00am

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Melissa Singer

About the class:
Would you like to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your community? Join us as we actively participate with different organizations throughout the year, providing you with a way to help others, while improving your own physical and mental health.

Meets weekly on Thursdays

Time:
10:00am - 11:00am

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Lexi G.

About the class:
This class can assist you in reducing stress, anxiety, and depression by learning how to manage your thoughts and feelings wisely. You can break free from psychological traps such as thoughts and feelings of ruination, avoidance, emotion-driven behavior, and self-criticism by applying mindfulness skills to everyday situations - enabling you to achieve your goals, thus creating the meaningful life you want.

Meets weekly on Thursdays

Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location:
The Citadel Theatre
609 Huron Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Regina S.

About the class:
Drama class is designed for everyone from individuals who have little or no experience performing in front of a live audience to seasoned thespians. You learn basic acting skills as well as a basic understanding of the requirements of acting on the stage. You also have an opportunity to learn intermediate to advance acting techniques, as well as rehearse, perform, write, and direct short group skits. Time will also be available to help prepare participants interested in auditioning for CMH and community theatre productions.

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Meets weekly on Tuesdays

Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Doug M.

About the class:
Dual Recovery provides an opportunity for you to share your experiences, strength, hopes about your recovery, and challenges with your mental health and substance use disorder. This peer-facilitated class is based on the 12-Step framework of Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), but is not a formal 12-Step program/group/meeting.

Meets weekly on Tuesdays

Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Tuesday: Renna F.

About the class:
Do you want to learn how to be healthy by considering a tobacco-free lifestyle? If so, join our weekly discussions about topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and other healthy lifestyle behaviors that can assist you with reducing or quitting smoking. You don’t have to make any commitments to check this class out, so what are you waiting for?

Meets weekly on Wednesdays

Time:
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Carolyn P.

About the class:
The normal response to the loss of a loved one is grief and it can be difficult to recognize, understand, and cope with the normal feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are part of grief. If you have suffered a loss and are grieving, this class can provide you with the skills to process your feelings, and return to normal life activities.

Meets weekly on Wednesdays

Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Lexi G.

About the class:
This class provides valuable tools to deal with anxiety and worry by discussing topics such as relaxation techniques, the importance of regular exercise and good nutrition, how to recognize negative self-talk, how to engage in positive self-talk, mistaken beliefs that hijack us, how to recognize and deal with panic attacks, and how to face your fears.

Meets weekly on Thursdays

Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Doug M.

About the class:
Men’s Topics provides an opportunity to express yourself, receive feedback, and discuss topics of interest to men.

Meets weekly on Fridays

Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:
The Center of Port Huron
723 Court Street
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Doug M.
Ria M.

About the class:
This class provides individuals a way to connect mental health and physical health with music. This is a different approach to traditional group therapy. Music & Minds addresses the emotional, physical, cognitive, spiritual, and psychological needs of an individual and/or group.

Music & Minds class assists individuals to become creative in their coping skills, balance their mood regulation, and be more holistic in their overall care.
Meets weekly on Thursdays

Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Debbie K.

About the class:
Have friends or family expressed concerns that you have a problem with alcohol, drugs, or other addictions, but you don’t agree or aren’t sure whether they are right or not? Persuasion class is provides a safe, non-judgmental place for you to explore the impact alcohol and drugs may or may not be having on your life.

Meets weekly on Wednesdays

Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Alex S.

About the class:
If you are thinking about making changes in your use of alcohol or other substances or addictions, and experience difficulty with reading, writing, focusing, and comprehension, this class can help you achieve positive outcomes. Topics include becoming self-aware of your unique using behaviors, learning to evaluate your behaviors, and recognizing how the environment impacts your behaviors.

Meets weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Time:
Wednesday 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location:
Art Studio 1219
1219 Military St.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Virgina

About the class:
Pottery is designed for all skill levels and provides the tools and supplies to develop your creativity and express yourself using clay. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!

Meets weekly on Thursdays

Time:
2:45pm - 3:45pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Megan C.
Jeff S.

About the class:
In this peer-led class you earn about the link between trauma and addiction and self-help strategies that you can use no matter where you are in your recovery. These include coping skills, finding support, setting goals, keeping yourself safe, and choosing compassion over self-blame and shame. Sign-up today and move toward your best self – the person you want to be!

Meets weekly on Thursday

Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Jeannie J.

About the class:
Come and learn how to manage intense emotions related to traumatic experience by discussing topics such as staying safe, respecting yourself, using coping skills, learning to trust others, taking good care of your body, learning to identify safe people, and staying/becoming substance free.

Meets weekly on Tuesdays

Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Jennifer B.

About the class:
This class assists you with focusing on what is going well in your life by identifying strengths and victories. Class discussions center on topics of interest such as effective coping skills, assertive communication skills, and grieving losses in a healthy way.

Meets weekly on Mondays

Time:
11:00am - 1:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Nathan M.

About the class:
This class offers you an opportunity to socialize with other people, and develop friendships in the community by improving your skills in areas such as: communication, interacting with others, leadership, conversation, sharing, and responsibility.

Meets weekly on Tuesdays

Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Debbie K.

About the class:
This class helps you better understand where your stress and anger comes from, how it affects you, and how you can do something about it by learning how to relax your body, quiet your mind, and let go of tension. You will also discover how to engage in stress-resistant thinking by recognizing thinking error traps like “what if,” “jumping to conclusions,” and “awfulizing.”

Meets weekly on Wednesdays

Time:
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Debbie K.
Megan C.

About the class:
TREM is a class for women designed to address recovery from the impact of past trauma/abuse by focusing on empowerment and skills building. Participants are provided the opportunity for safe, well-timed disclosure and accurate labeling of traumatic events. Topics include how to sooth yourself when you are upset, establish and maintain healthy boundaries, solve current problems which might be related to past trauma, and self-esteem.

Meets weekly on Wednesdays

Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:
Art Studio 1219
1219 Military St.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):


About the class:
Visual Arts is designed for all skill levels and provides the tools and supplies to develop your creativity and express yourself with various methods and materials such as painting with acrylics, oil, and watercolors and drawing with pencil and charcoal.

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Meets weekly on Wednesdays

Time:
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Debbie K.

About the class:
This class focuses on women’s emotional needs. Each week inspiring readings are used to spark discussions about topics such as: hope, forgiveness, saying no, setting boundaries, and increasing self-esteem.

Meets weekly on Mondays

Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Mark H.

About the class:
Do you want to learn to express your thoughts and feelings through poetry, song lyrics, short stories, skits, plays, and movie scripts? If so, this class is ideal for you. Writing I is open to students at all levels of writing ability.

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ON HOLD UNTIL JANUARY 2020

Meets weekly on Tuesdays

Time:
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Mark H.

About the class:
Do you write every day? Are you working on or interested in working on a long-term writing project such as a book of poetry, short stories, or a novel? If so, Writing II is for you. You will have the opportunity to share what you write between classes for friendly and helpful suggestions and encouragement.

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Meets weekly on Mondays and Thursdays

Time:
Monday: 11:00 am
Thursday: 4:00 pm

Location:
St. Clair County Community Mental Health
3111 Electric Ave.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Instructor(s):
Hilary R.
Melissa S.

About the class:
Trauma Sensitive Yoga meets weekly for 8 weeks. The class focuses on building a strong foundation in the basics of yoga in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. It is appropriate for women who acknowledge a history of trauma, regardless of physical fitness level or previous yoga experience. Participants may achieve a heightened sense of body awareness, embodiment, choice and empowerment.
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