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Current Health & Wellness Workshops

CAPS Health & Wellness Workshops for the SPRING 2022 semester.
Space is limited for in-person workshops but all workshops are available via Zoom registration. 
See specific workshops to obtain the link and pre-register to join.

Rebuilding After Trauma

Tuesday, 2/1/22 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

How do you move forward after experiencing traumas and other major difficulties in your life? To avoid becoming stuck, attend this workshop to learn evidence-based practices that you can incorporate in your life to move forward. You can’t erase the hardships you have experienced, but you can grow through them to become a stronger, wiser, and healthier version of yourself.

Presenter: Rachel Keener, PsyD, CAPS Therapist

Register for Zoom Link Here

Register for In-Person Attendance Here  *In-Person space is limited*

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Wednesday, 2/2/22 
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Come join the CAPS counselors in a panel event in which we will address any questions you may have pertaining to mental health and CAPS services.

Presenter: Panel of CAPS Therapist

Register for Zoom Link Here 

Brothers Together: Men of Color in Today’s World 

Friday, 02/4/2022
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

This self-help workshop will explore topics related to being a Man of Color (BIMA- MOC - Black, Indigenous, Mixed Race, and API Men of Color) in today’s world. Within a supportive and brave social context of respect and empowerment, we will briefly explore experiences related to racism and discrimination, toxic masculinity, development of healthy relationships, and Men’s Mental Health/Wellness in light of current events. All are welcome to attend. 

Presenter: Jeffrey Andreas Tan, PhD, CAPS Therapist

Register for Zoom Link Here  

Stay Safe, Valentine!

Tuesday, 2/8/22
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

With love in the air, safe sex is always important! This workshop will provide an overview of different barrier and birth control options to best suit your lifestyle.

Presenter: Melissa Acuna, MPH, Health Educator, SHC

Register for Zoom Link Here  

Register for In-Person Attendance Here *In-Person space is limited*

Wait, anxiety can be a good thing?

Wednesday, 3/2/22 
12:00- 1:00 p.m.

Did you know that anxiety can actually help us manage our responsibilities? This workshop will focus on how anxiety can have both positive and negative impacts on our daily lives. We will learn how to identify when we are feeling anxious, discuss common stressors in college, and learn different practices to manage our anxiety.

Presenter: Austin Alvarez, M.A, CAPS Trainee

Register for Zoom Link Here

Register for In-Person Attendance Here  *In-Person space is limited*

What's the Hope? How to meaningfully engage with life.

Thursday, 3/03/22 
10:00 -11:00 a.m. 

Life can be challenging. Sometimes we feel defeated by the inherent difficulties of life. This workshop is designed to help us explore how a shift in our perspective can transform our challenges into meaningful experiences and lead us to engage in life in hopeful ways.

Presenter: Tyson Albertson, MA, CAPS Trainee

Register for Zoom Link Here  

Register for In-Person Attendance Here  *In-Person space is limited*

Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination

Wednesday, 3/16/22 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Many of us struggle with managing our time and we avoid doing the tasks, assignments, and chores that need to be completed. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help! This workshop will help you learn the skills and methods to reduce procrastination as well as help improve your time management skills.

Presenter: Albert Angelo, MSEd, Senior Health Educator, SHC

Register for Zoom Link Here

Boosting Your Mental Game!

Wednesday, 3/23/22 
2:00- 3:00 p.m.

In this workshop, we will discuss using different types of mental skills such as deep breathing and visualization to help prepare for performances, maintain confidence, and stay calm and collected under pressure.

Presenter: Austin Alvarez, M.A, CAPS Trainee

Register for Zoom Link Here

Register for In-Person Attendance Here *In-Person space is limited*

Caffeine: Helpful or Harmful?

Thursday, 4/7/22 
12:00-1:00 p.m. 

It seems as though one day we hear caffeine is good for us… the next day, it’s not. What’s the real story? In this workshop, we’ll talk about the truths and myths behind regular caffeine consumption. By the end of the presentation, you’ll have a clear idea about the pros and cons of regular caffeine consumption!

Presenter: Neal Malik, DrPH, MPH, RDN, CHES, ACSM-EP, Dept. of Health Science and Human Ecology, CSUSB

Register for Zoom Link Here Zoom

Navigating Hard Conversations

Wednesday, 4/13/22
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Hard Conversations. They can invoke dread, avoidance, stress, and anxiety, all of which can make it harder to communicate effectively. This workshop will help you understand the nature of difficult conversations and provide you with key concepts of how to prepare, initiate, execute, and conclude a hard conversation. We will explore how to minimize negativity and defensiveness and identify strategies to improve your conflict resolution skillset.

Presenter: Hattie McNutt, LMFT, CAPS Therapist & Marie Hansen, LMFT, CAPS Therapist

Register for Zoom Link Here

Pillow Talk

Thursday, 4/21/22
12:00-1:00 p.m. 

Identify, explore, and manage your sleep habits through evidence-based techniques and strategies designed to promote and increase overall energy throughout the day. Learn how to sleep more deeply and re-initiate effective sleep after disruptions and disturbances. We will identify the facets of total sleep care/regeneration, explore sleep assessment tools and strategies, and learn mindfulness exercises that can promote and encourage better sleeping habits.

Presenter: Tavon Harris, MSW, CAPS Therapist

Register for Zoom Link Here

Be Good to YourSELF: The Journey to Self-love

Tuesday, 4/26/22 
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Do you ever find yourself being your worse critic? This workshop will provide you with strategies and activities to increase self-awareness and self-compassion to get you on your journey to self-love.

Presenter: Yarely Tamayo, B.A., CAPS Trainee

Register for Zoom Link Here

 Mental Health Awareness Event: Know the Signs: Suicide is Preventable

Thursday, 5/5/22 
12:00-1:30 p.m.
 

Some of our friends, family and peers struggle with emotional pain. And, for some, it's too difficult to talk about the pain, thoughts of suicide and the need for help. Though the warning signs can be subtle, they are there. By recognizing these signs, knowing how to start a conversation and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life. Learn the signs!

Presenter: Jenn Carson, M.A. Crisis Line Supervisor/ INLAND SOCAL 211+

Jenn Carson runs 951-686-HELP, Inland SoCal United Way’s Crisis Helpline, founded in 1968. Jenn holds a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.A. in Counseling from George Washington University. Jenn is also a Board Member of the American Association of Suicidology. Jenn also has lived experience expertise as a childhood suicide attempt survivor and knows help works! Suicide is preventable.

Register for Zoom Link Here

Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Tuesday, 5/10/22 
1:00- 2:30 p.m.

Come join the CAPS counselors in a panel event in which we will address any questions you may have pertaining to mental health and CAPS services.

Presenter: Panel of CAPS Therapist

Register for Zoom Link Here

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