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 2024, 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 with location or Zoom information. Please call the Counseling Center at 217-333-3704 with any questions.


Fall 2024 Dates (Registration will open soon on this page)

Thursday, September 5 and 12, 4-5 p.m.

Monday, September 16 and 23, 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, October 3 and 10, 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15 and 22, 5-6 p.m.

Monday, October 28 and November 4, 4-5 p.m.

Friday, November 8 and 15, 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13 and 20, 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 3 and 10, 4-5 p.m.