Spring 2018 Wellness Workshops

Free pizza or donuts at every workshop!!

CATCH the Transformation: CHECK Your Lens – CHANGE Your Life      

Thursday 04/05/2018
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

The college experience and life in general can, at times, be extremely stressful. The challenges of school, work, activities, relationships, and finding balance can begin to overwhelm you as you allow doubt and negative self-talk to invade your thoughts but you can take back your thoughts!  The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to a simple, yet effective strategy that will empower you to catch, check, and change your negative thinking.  Once identified, you can transform you negative thoughts into positive statements that will assist you to live your best life; less anxiety - less doubt - more balance!

Presenter: Tavon Harris, MSW, CAPS Therapist

You Go Girl: Building Communities Rather Than Division  

Wednesday 04/11/18  
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lower Commons, Eucalyptus Room

“I don’t like hanging out with other women—men are so much easier to get along with.”  “Females/girls can’t be trusted - you know how catty they can be.” Chances are you have either heard or expressed some of these sentiments yourself.  This workshop aims to dissect the ways in which society socializes women to be caretakers, to be other-focused, and to ultimately be combative and competitive with other women rather than building a sense of connection and community. 

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

An Impact Session on Social Technology and Our Lives                     

Monday 04/16/2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Explore how social technology impacts our daily expectations and experiences, and how to achieve the ideals of making an impact, experiencing deep fulfillment, and having meaningful relationships, cooperation, and a sense of belonging.

Presenter: Elizabeth Amezcua, Senior Health Educator, SHC            

Coping Through the Senses               

Wednesday  04/25/2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Eucalyptus Room

Sometimes you just can't sneak away to go for a walk or a jog when you are feeling stressed. A teacher or boss might not love the idea of you listening to music while you work to help ease your anxiety. Your best friend or other support system may not be available to talk right now. Sometimes all you want to do is sleep but you're lying in bed, wide awake. Do any of these sound familiar? Join us as we tap into our five senses and learn about different stress management techniques to do just about anywhere. You won’t want to miss it!

Presenter: Sarah Sawaf, MSW, CAPS Therapist

Coping with Anger                                   

Thursday 05/03/2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama 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 Spencer, BA, Health Education Assistant, SHC

Do’s and DONUTS of Online Dating        

Wednesday 05/09/2018
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Lower Commons,
Panorama 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.

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

Relaxation Techniques to Fit Your Lifestyle              

Thursday 05/17/2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Stress is an inevitable part of being a student.  While a little stress is needed to push us to study and work harder, too much stress can leave us feeling as though we can no longer “live in the moment.”  Come learn a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you feel rejuvenated and centered!

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

Falling Up: Discovering the Power of Resiliency 

Tuesday 5/22/2018
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Does life seem unrelenting? Have you experienced a major setback? Navigating life can be challenging. Juggling and balancing all the demands can leave us feeling like we are walking on a tightrope. This workshop helps participants find balance and take control of their future by utilizing the latest research on resiliency. This workshop is aimed at helping participants bounce back more quickly and effectively from life’s setbacks.

Presenters: Ashley Writer, MA and Shaida Raiszadeh, MA, CAPS Therapists                 

Fight Fair! Managing Conflict in Your Relationships            

Tuesday 05/29/2018
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Inevitably, you will have conflict in your relationships - it’s part of being human. Attend this workshop to gain skills you will use the rest of your life to manage conflict in all your important relationships.         

Presenter: Rachel Keener, PsyD, CAPS Therapist                               


Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services

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