calming field of tall grass

Building Inner Strength

Presenters: Jennifer Staffero, LCSW & Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT
Location: Zoom
Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Description: 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! (Known before as Self-Compassion Group)

Silhouette of two individuals hugging.

Healthy Intimate Relationships

Presenters: Lee Bettancourt, LCSW
Location: Zoom
Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Description:  Intimate relationships have a significant impact on our emotional wellbeing 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.  


Mindfulness Walks - Workshop in Partnership with Campus Recreation

Presenters: Jennifer Staffero & Andrea Perkins, LCSW
Location: In-Person
Dates and Times:

  • TBD

Description: 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 Turlock Campus. Mindfulness walks incorporate two important de-stressing methods; movement in nature and experiencing the present moment through our senses. We encourage you to come de-stress with us and connect with others! No registration is needed!


Rock Painting "Come Rock Out"

Presenters: Jennifer Staffero, LCSW & Lisette Maciel-Hernandez
Location:  CAPS Conference Room
Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:  Come and Rock Out with CAPS!  Let’s learn ways to be more Self-Compassionate together while painting rocks.

Hands over each in support

Color and Calm: Mandala Group

Presenters: Edward Colorado, LCSW & Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT
Location: CAPS Conference Room
Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Description: Join CAPS for some coloring. Drawing Mandalas are a great way to release emotional blockages, anxiety and pent-up stress. Being a form of therapy, it’s a relaxing exercise that takes your mind off things and puts you in a safe, comforting place.

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Shake It Off (Body Positive)

Presenters: Susan Brumm, LPCC, Edward Colorado, LCSW, & Sandra Ruiz
Location: In-Person, HEP Room
Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description: Come join us for a little bit of movement, some self-love, and snacks.  Open to everyone; no expertise needed.


Every Now and Zen Yoga

Presenters: Susan Brumm, LPCC
Location: In-Person, Student Fitness Center 007 - Rec Court
Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - May 14, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Description: 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 is needed and yoga mats will be provided.

Brushes covered in paint

Exploring Boundaries Through Art

Presenters: Kimberly Richardson, LCSW
Location: HEP Room/Reservation time 1pm - 4pm
Dates and Times:

  • Friday, May 3, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Description: Do you find it difficult to set boundaries? Join CAPS for an artistic exploration to feel empowered and more confident in expressing your boundaries. No art experience required. 

Individual water painting.

Paint and Sip Workshop

Presenters: Andrea Perkins, LCSW and Alejandra Guzman 
Location: HEP Room
Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Description: Take a break from the demands of academics, family, and personal commitments. Join us for an exclusive Paint and Sip workshop hosted by CAPS! Take a moment to relax as you enjoy complimentary refreshing smoothies courtesy of CSUS Basic Needs. Feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverage of choice to add a personal touch. Let's create art, sip delightful drinks, and unwind together in a stress-free environment.

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The Mamá Challenge

Presenters: Julia Rosas-Nieto, LMFT 
Location: TBD
Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Description: Is motherhood feeling overstimulating or just feeling deficient? Come join us in accepting and working through The Mamá Challenge. This workshop is one of two series that will be in place this semester. The first workshop will focus on the Soothing Mom where we will learn how to treat ourselves in a supportive and kind manner. The second part of this workshop will emphasize the power of Mama Bear where we will learn to motivate ourselves to accomplish our goals.

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Wellness Warriors

Presenters: Ruthie Torres, LMFT
Location: TBD
Dates and Times: TBD


a zen garden of sand with a rock in the center

Crafting Calmness in the Sand

Presenters: Faviola Correa & Alejandra Gonzalez
Location: HEP Room
Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Description: "Take a break and come relax with us at CAPS while crafting     your personal Zen Garden! Dive into the soothing world of Zen gardens, where the act of raking and arranging sand fosters mindfulness and promotes a sense of calm. "

Updated: February 14, 2024