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Counseling Center Workshops

  • The Counseling Center at the Center for Health and Well-Being (CHWB) is offering a series of workshops to talk about issues that commonly affect college students. The workshops will cover a variety of topics, including study skills, stress, sexuality, and stigma. Attendance vouchers will be provided in case you would like to offer extra credit to students who attend.

    Spring 2017 Counseling Center Workshops

    Healthy Relationships

    Would you like to have stronger relationships with your partner, friends, or roommate? Do you have trouble speaking up for yourself in your relationships? Are you worried that your relationship or a friend's relationship might be unsafe? The purpose of this workshop is to help you tackle difficult conflicts in your various relationships. You will be able to ask anonymous questions to the workshop leaders who will provide information and skills to help you effectively set boundaries, handle difficult emotions, and resolve your relationship issues and concerns.

    • Wednesday, February 8
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.  

    Hosted by Sofia Alvarez and Melissa Meulman

    A Mindful Way of Living

    Mindfulness is, in its truest sense, a way of living. Someone living mindfully is able to stay in the present moment, taking a nonjudgmental stance toward his or her experience. Living mindfully can help students navigate through the highs and lows of the college world, helping alleviate stress and live more peacefully. This workshop will review mindfulness, its basic tenets and principles, and will also offer some techniques and practices that students can use that will help them be more present in their lives.

    • Wednesday, February 22
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Kim Weiner

    Let's Talk About Suicide

    Suicide is one of the most difficult topics to talk about, yet most of us have been personally impacted by it in some way. The purpose of this workshop is to open up the conversation about suicide on college campuses. We hope this will be an opportunity to ask questions and promote greater understanding and awareness. We’ll cover myths and facts, ways to help yourself and others, and the impact that suicide has on surviving loved ones and the community.

    • Wednesday, March 8
    • CHWB/Suites on Maple East G 60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Emily Jackson

    Mental Health in Family and Friends

    Many of us know someone, perhaps a friend or family member, who is struggling with depression, anxiety, or some form of mental health issue. However, knowing the best way that you can “be there” for your loved one can sometimes feel like a lot of pressure. In this workshop, we will cover general information about mental illness and common mental health disorders, effective ways to communicate, and strategies to help you cope with the stress and pressure you may feel when you see a loved one going through a difficult time. 

    • Wednesday, March 22
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Hosted by Peter Hauge

    Consent 101

    • Wednesday, April 5
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    The aim of the workshop is to give students a clear understanding of what sexual consent is and to facilitate conversations about consent.  It is so important that people are properly informed of consent, respecting other peoples' boundaries and not being ashamed of willingly engaging in or rejecting sexual activity. Learning about consent is also vital to identifying sexual assault and supporting survivors of sexual assault by outlining and understanding that sexual activity without consent is a crime for which only the perpetrator can be to blame.

    Hosted by Ken Volk

    Health At Every Size: Accepting and Loving Our Bodies

    • Wednesday, April 19
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    Have you ever felt frustrated about being on a diet? Do you ever feel like you are negatively evaluated due to your weight? Are you interested in improving your body image? This workshop will be both psycho-educational and interactive and will discuss dieting myths, the thinness ideal, and the tenets of the Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective. Come and learn more about HAES, which celebrates size diversity and advocates that being healthy does not necessary mean being thin.

    Hosted by Kristen Swope and Kathleen DiMattia

    Home for the Summer: Transitioning from College Life to Living Back at Home

    • Wednesday, May 3
    • Suites on Maple East, Room G60
    • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

    As the academic year comes to a close, many students have mixed feelings about spending the summer at home. The transition from college life to living at home can be stressful. If you think this might be true for you and/or your family members, come and learn about some of the ways that you might prepare for this change and manage the stress of straddling your life at college and your life at home.

    Hosted by Brian Ferraccio and Sara Troupe

    For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621

    Attendance slips will be provided!