Groups and Workshops are only for currently enrolled students.

Counseling faculty provide educational workshops and groups addressing a variety of topics. See below for workshops and groups offered this semester.

All presentations are FREE. Register below.

Due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the group process, attending a group as an observer or for a class assignment is not approved. Attending a workshop is permitted as it is a presentation of information on a specific topic. Thank you for your understanding and for respecting the confidentiality of others.

Spring 2023


Conquering Stress Workshop Series

Location: Zoom (March 7), CAPS Conference Room (May 3)

  • Monday, March 27, 2023 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday May 3, 2023 from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Are you feeling overwhelmed and need to manage your stress this semester? If you are feeling anxious, our Stress Management Workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn to recognize the signs that you are stressed, skills to manage and to cope with feelings of overwhelm. You will also learn relaxation skills to cope with the challenges experienced. This workshop is intended to aid Stan State students to deal with life’s challenges and to enhance our wellbeing.

Workshop Registration Link


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Every Now & Zen Workshop Series

Location: Student Recreation Center
Date / Time: 9 AM - 10 AM

  • Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Monday, February 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Monday, March 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • Monday, April 10, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Monday, April 24, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023

We often think of our bodies and our emotions as separate entities, but they are strongly linked together.  Have you ever had "butterflies in your stomach" when you were nervous? Or tense muscles when you were stressed? In this class, we will use the stretching, breathing, and movement of yoga to increase our ability to relax our minds, bodies, and emotions.  Let's Zen! No experience needed and yoga mats will be provided.

No registration needed!

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Healthy Intimate Relationships

Location: Zoom
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Intimate relationships have a significant impact on our emotional well being and life experience. This workshop will provide useful information on developing and maintaining a healthy relationship, the essential elements of healthy relationships, as well as how to identify unhealthy relationship patterns and behaviors.

Registration Form

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Building Inner Strength and Resiliency Workshop

Location: SX 2.1 the HEP Conference Room & Zoom
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM

This workshop involves treating ourselves kindly like we would a good friend we care about. You will learn ways to stop being so hard on yourself and gain practical skills to help bring inner strength and resiliency into your daily life. This workshop will be experiential and full of discussion so be prepared to participate! This workshop will be hybrid. (Known before as Self-Compassion Group).

Registration Form


In Love with ME! A Self-Love Workshop

Location: CAPS Conference Room
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 11:00 - 12:00 PM

In this fun, interactive workshop, come join us as we discuss self-love. We’ll look at what it means to love yourself as well as learn ways to challenge the things that get in the way of it. You’ll be given the opportunity to engage with peers and take away tools you can use in your everyday life.

Registration Form

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Body Positive Warriors Workshop Series

Location: Zoom
Date / Time: 10:00 - 11:15 AM

  • Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Friday, March 10, 2023 
  • Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Friday, March 24, 2023

Do you have negative thoughts about the body you are in? Do you compare yourself to others and feel like you’re not pretty or physically fit? Come March with us into Body Positivity. Let's learn ways to accept our bodies and to be healthy in a supportive community.

Registration Form

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First Gen Workshop (Collab with First Gen)

Location: Zoom
Date/Time: Friday, February 10, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Confidence Talk: Exploring Impostor Syndrome

Join us for an interactive experience as we explore different challenges and experiences that come with being a first generation college student. This workshop will focus on navigating impostor syndrome and strategies for overcoming it.

Zoom Link


H-Hang. O-On. P-pain. E-ends Workshop

Location: CAPS Conference Room
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Sometimes life gets us down and it can feel overwhelming or impossible to cope with.  There is always HOPE, in this workshop we will discuss ways to increase coping strategies when dealing with difficult feelings.  We will be utilizing art to create resources for when life feels like more than you can handle.

Registration Form


Sobriety and Recovery Workshop Series

Location: Zoom
Date/Time: 10:00-11:30 am

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Psychoeducation around drugs and alcohol and mental wellness. This workshop will explore the therapeutic forces mobilized when we apply Early Recovery and Relapse Prevention knowledge and skills to help us discover emotional sobriety. The workshop series begins with a one hour introduction session which sets the stage for exploring the history of alcohol and substance use in America and its impact on mental health and wellness. Participants will gain insight and learn early recovery and relapse prevention skills and leave with a clear understanding of how alcohol and other drugs can impact our mental health and wellness. Attend all workshops to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion naming you as a Sobriety Warrior. (Zoom only)

Registration Form

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Cruising through Caregiving Workshop Series

Location: Zoom
Date/Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023

Are you a caregiver or parent attending college? Everyone needs to give themselves permission to take a break and give back to themselves. Come to our workshop and join other parents and caregivers as we explore ways to nurture ourselves. This workshop is designated to provide a safe space for Stan State students, who find themselves giving to everyone else, when they need to take time-out, to be heard and validated, while they are on their academic journey. It is important for caregivers and parents to retain a sense of self, and feel supported by their college community, as they fulfill their many responsibilities. This 1.5-hour workshop will allow for a time out, a moment to take a deep breath, while communing with fellow peers, who are experiencing similar circumstances. Join us as we engage in a community circle to support one another and cruise through the caregiving experience.

Registration Form


Movement for Mental Health: "Walk with Us"

Location: Stockton Campus on Courtyard 5 where Muriel is located
Date/Time: Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed this semester? Please join CAPS and Student Recreation in re-centering and calming the mind by participating in a guided mindfulness walk throughout our beautiful CSU Stanislaus Stockton Campus. Mindfulness walks incorporate two important de-stressing methods; movement and experiencing the present moment through our senses. We encourage you to come de-stress with us!

No registration needed!

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Stress-Less Station

Location: Stockton Campus (Feb. 21), Warrior pantry Hallway #1051 (Feb. 23)

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

No registration needed!

Individual water painting.

Paint Your Story

Location: CAPS Conference Room
Date/Time: March 30, 2023 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Expressing ourselves through art is a powerful way to increase self-awareness and allows us to be open to new ideas and experiences. There are no limitations to artistic creations and personal empowerment can be conveyed through words, symbols, animals, colors, abstract artwork and so much more. We invite you to come embrace your artistic spirit with us!

Presenters: Brittany Orhategaray & Rachel Riojas

Registration Link

Updated: April 26, 2023