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.
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.
Hosted by Sofia Alvarez and Melissa Meulman
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.
Hosted by Kim Weiner
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.
Hosted by Emily Jackson
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
Hosted by Peter Hauge
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
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
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!
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