Winter 2018 Wellness Workshops

Free pizza at every workshop!!

Craft Therapy

Every Thursday
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Upper Commons, Obershaw Dining

Join us each week for a different craft therapy activity. The activities promote self-discovery, empowerment, relaxation, stress relief and personal fulfillment. Please arrive on time and plan to stay until the end in order to complete your project. All craft supplies included.

Presenters: Ashley Solis, BA, Health Educator, Peer Health Educators, SHC

How to use Meditative Practices to Increase Self-Acceptance

Tuesday 01/09/2018  
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

The beginning of a new academic quarter can often lead you to feel overwhelmed and stressed. This workshop aims to address this anxiety by introducing you to various forms of meditation, an ancient technique that has been scientifically proven to improve both mental and physical well-being. Come to learn more about the benefits of meditation and how mindfulness can be incorporated into your daily life! No previous experience in meditation is required. 

Presenter: Gwendolyn (Wendy) Brower-Romero, MS, LMFT, CAPS Therapist

THR!VE with Fitbit

Thursday, 1/11/2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Pine Room

Learn about the physical and mental health benefits of increasing your daily activity and get ideas and motivation to follow through. THR!VE Health promotion will provide knowledge, strategies and actual Fitbits to use during the quarter to track your progress. The Fitbits can track not only your activity, but also your sleep, water, and food intake and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to compete against themselves and others for weekly prizes including a Fitbit Flex 2. In order to reserve a Fitbit for the program, email Ashley Solis to RSVP. You must RSVP and attend the workshop in order to qualify for the program. The free Fitbit rentals are limited to the first 30 student participants. Others are also welcome to attend.

Presenter: Ashley Solis, B.A. Health Educator; Assistant and Peer Health Educators, Student Health Center                 

How Do Others See ME?

Wednesday  01/17/2018
 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Do you ever wonder about how others perceive you? Join us in this interactive workshop as we explore the origins of how we begin to know ourselves, how our self-perceptions lead to the ways we interact with others, and how we can learn to gain insight into forging stronger, more authentic connections with others.  

Presenter: Jennifer Farag, MS, LMFT, CAPS Therapist

Do’s and DONUTS of Online Dating         

Tuesday 01/23/2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lower Commons, Eucalyptus Room

This workshop presented by the Campus Advocate and VOICE peer educators offers a conversation over coffee and donuts with the aim to de-stigmatize online dating and hooking-up. We will provide a panel and discussion of personal experiences, general education regarding options of sites such as Tinder, Grindr, and OK Cupid, and offer tips and strategies to promote personal safety.

This event will have DONUTS and satisfies the mandatory yearly End Sexual Violence Training requirement--bring your Coyote ID.

Presenter: Marina Rodriguez, MA, Campus Advocate and VOICE Peer Educators

Got Your Back: Becoming a More Compassionate Listener

Thursday 02/01/2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Pine Room

Have you ever sat with a friend or loved one in distress and wished that you could be more helpful? This workshop aims to increase your confidence in assisting people go through various painful and difficult situations such as break-ups, grief and loss, and family stressors, by improving your listening skills and identifying common mistakes made in these emotionally complex scenarios.    

Presenter: Gwendolyn (Wendy) Brower-Romero, MS, LMFT, CAPS Therapist

Healthy Relationships

Wednesday 2/07/2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

What does it take to be in a healthy relationship? Join us to learn the seven qualities of a healthy relationship, how to “fight fair,” and the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships through interactive activities and group discussion.

Presenter: Marina Rodriguez, MA, Campus Advocate and VOICE Peer Educators

Coping with Anger

Tuesday 02/13/2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Pine Room

Did you know that anger is a healthy emotion? Often, we aren’t taught how to deal with anger in a productive way. Through the use of a feelings log and a discussion of “hot buttons,” students will learn effective ways to recognize and handle their anger, in order to improve their daily lives.

Presenter: Ashley Solis, BA, Health Education Assistant, Student Health Center

Being Present in Your Relationships       

Thursday 02/22/2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Pine Room

While relationships can be a significant source of support, they can also be complicated and elicit strong emotions. This workshop will introduce you to various mindfulness techniques that can assist you in managing these strong emotions so that you can be more present within your relationships, thereby making them more meaningful and enjoyable. Come learn more about the benefits of mindfulness techniques and how they can be incorporated into your relationships!

Presenter: Kristy Rendler, BA, CAPS Therapist                    

Self-Care and Balancing Your Life

Wednesday 02/28/2018
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

When we feel stressed, it is easy to stop doing things that replenish our energy and keep us going as we navigate through our college experience. One way to replenish ourselves is through self-care. Self-care refers to activities and practices that we engage in on a regular bases to reduce stress and improve our well-being. During this workshop, students will assess their current self-care practices and create their own self-care plan in a fun and creative way.

Presenter: Ashley Solis, BA, Health Education Assistant, Student Health Center

Overcoming Anxiety

Thursday 03/08/2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Pine Room

Stop letting anxiety boss you around. This workshop is for those who want to find new ways to manage anxiety (including constant worries, social anxiety, academic stress, obsessive thoughts, and panic attacks). Attend this workshop to learn how to manage stress through relaxation techniques, organizational skills, and practicing strategies that will help you live a more meaningful life. 

Presenter: Stacie Pham, PsyD, CAPS Therapist                    

Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services and Thr!ve – Health promotion

If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Counseling and Psychological Services three working days in advance at (909) 537-5040 or