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Counseling Center to Offer Workshops for Fall 2012

The Counseling Center offers a variety of workshops each semester that address topics such as healthy relationships, healthy body image, and mindfulness. Attendance slips will be provided!

All workshops will take place at the Center for Health and Well-Being (CHWB), at the Suites on Maple East. For more information, call the Counseling Center at 724-357-2621.

Healthy Relationships and Boundaries

Wednesday September 26

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East, G-60
  • Eric Rosenberger, Ph.D.
  • Looking to improve your relationships? Feeling isolated, alone, or left out? Ever wonder how to build trust, or how to better protect yourself from being hurt by others? Looking for deeper or more intimate connections? In this workshop, we will discuss different kinds of relationships, healthy ways to connect with others, and the self-protective purpose of boundaries in relationships.

Health at Every Size: Accepting and Loving Our Bodies

Wednesday October 3

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East, G-60
  • Ashley Kasardo, M.A. and Becky Pearlson, M.A.
  • 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.

What is Mindfulness, anyway?

Wednesday October 10

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East, 402
  • Kim Weiner, Ph.D. and Kate Sowder, M.A.
  • This workshop will be an introduction to the benefits of the practice of mindful awareness, or mindfulness. This is an age-old practice which can help quiet and stabilize the mind, reduce stress, increase the capacity for happiness, and help one be more connected to life in the moment. This practice helps us achieve a new perspective on ourselves and the world through direct experience, and can expand our insight into a greater meaning and purpose for our lives. Now, how can you not be curious about that!

Got Stress?

Wednesday October 17

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East, G-60
  • Dave Myers, Ph.D. and Mike Robb, M.A.
  • It seems as if everyone is dealing with some form of stress. Learn the most common sources of stress for college students and tools for effectively dealing with stress. Workshop includes mindful meditation skills and resources available on campus.

What is Mindfulness, anyway?

Wednesday November 7

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East, 402
  • Kim Weiner, Ph.D. and Laura Gilman, M.A.
  • This workshop will be an introduction to the benefits of the practice of mindful awareness, or mindfulness. This is an age-old practice which can help quiet and stabilize the mind, reduce stress, increase the capacity for happiness, and help one be more connected to life in the moment. This practice helps us achieve a new perspective on ourselves and the world through direct experience, and can expand our insight into a greater meaning and purpose for our lives. Now, how can you not be curious about that!

Home for the Holidays

Wednesday November 14

  • 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • CHWB/Suites on Maple East, G-60
  • Rita Drapkin, Ph.D.
  • As the semester winds down, we head toward Thanksgiving break and then the long semester break. For many students, the transition from life at college to life back home is stressful. If you think this might be true for you and/or for your family members, come and learn about some of the ways that you might prepare for these visits and manage the stress of straddling your life at college and your life at home.
  • The Counseling Center
  • Suites on Maple East, G31
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2621
  • Fax: 724-357-7728
  • Client Services Summer 2014
  • Administrative Hours Daily
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon and 12:30–4:00 p.m.
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911, go to the Indiana Regional Medical Center, contact University Police at 724-357-2141, or call the Armstrong-Indiana Crisis Hotline at 1-877-333-2470.