Fall 2017 Health & Wellness Workshops

Free pizza at every workshop!!


Craft Therapy

Every Thursday 2 - 4 p.m.

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.

Facilitators: Gwendolyn (Wendy) Brower-Romero, MS, LMFT, and Peer Health Educators

LOCATION: Upper Commons, Obershaw Dining

Empowerment in Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse

Tuesday 09/26/2017  10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Attend this workshop to take a step closer to increasing knowledge, awareness, and collective inner strength as we explore Childhood Sexual Abuse, its impact on all our lives, and the strong survivors who thrive in the face of life’s adversity.

Presenter: Jeffrey Andreas Tan, PhD, CAPS Therapist

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room

How to use Meditative Practices to Increase Self-Acceptance

Tuesday 09/26/2017   5 - 6 p.m.

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

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room

THR!VE with Fitbit

Wednesday 10/04/2017 Noon - 1 p.m.

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 Tess Webster-Henry at 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: TBD               

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Coping with Anger

Wednesday 10/11/2017 2 - 3 p.m.

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

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Healthy Relationships

Wednesday 10/25/2017 2 - 3 p.m.

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 Wood, MA, Campus Advocate and VOICE Peer Educators

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Question, Persuade, Refer Training

Tuesday 11/07/2017 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Approximately 1,100 college students die each year by suicide. There are twice as many suicides as homicides in the United States, and the suicide rate is rising. This workshop will demonstrate to the participants how to ask the “question,” how to persuade the person at risk to seek help, and how to provide the person at risk the appropriate resources.

Presenter: TBD

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Thursday 11/16/2017 Noon - 1 p.m.

This workshop will tell you everything you need to know to keep safe and avoid common pitfalls related to Sexually Transmitted Infections. The presentation will include a brief overview of STI’s, including testing, treatments, and the top 10 tips for preventing them.

Presenter: Richelle Marracino, MD, Medical Chief of Staff,  Student Health Center

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Pine Room

Handling Holiday Stress

Monday 11/20/2017 Noon - 1 p.m.

For many, the holidays are a joyous time of taking a break from the stress and strains of regular life to remember what is truly important and to connect with family and friends. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of obligations and burdens – and for some, the sad reminders of loss and disappointments. Come to this workshop to learn tips regarding how to de-stress your holiday experience and make the most of them.

Presenter: Rachel Keener, PsyD, CAPS Therapist

LOCATION: Lower Commons, Panorama Room


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