calming field of tall grass

Building Inner Strength and Resiliency Workshop

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

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023, 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)

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Coping with Grief and Loss Workshop

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

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Description: Going through the loss of loved ones, relationships, pets, etc. is a part of the human experience that can have a significant impact on our daily lives. This workshop will provide participants with information on the impact and process of grief, effective coping strategies, and how to work through the experience of loss.

Individual water painting.

Finding Inner Peace Through Arts Workshop

Presenters: Kimberly Richardson, LCSW
Location: In-Person, SSX 2.1
Dates and Times:

  • Friday, September 29, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Description: Come and explore your inner world through expressive arts. You will be guided through an art activity to help you tap into your inner peace. No art experience required. Registration is required.


Every Now and Zen Workshop

Presenters: Susan Brumm, LPCC
Location: In-Person, Student Recreation Center
Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - December 12, 2023, 3:00 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.

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Boldly Beautiful: Building Body Gratitude Workshop

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

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description: Boldly Beautiful:  Building Body Gratitude--Come join us for an interactive workshop that will provide tools for shifting our negative beliefs and feelings about our bodies and appearance. We will work on three of the five competencies of The Body Positive:  Reclaiming Health, Practicing Intuitive Self-Care, and Declaring Our Beauty.

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Envision Success: Vision Board Workshop

Presenters: Andrea Perkins, LCSW, Amanda Peterson, LMFT
Location: In-Person, University Student Center, SC 105 Conference Room
Dates and Times:

  • Oct. 4th and 6th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (In-Person)
  • Oct. 25th and 27th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (In-Person)

Description: Do you need to focus on your goals and aspirations? Join me in a Vision Board Activity, let’s focus and set our intentions. This activity can help you visualize what you want to achieve and aid in motivating us to work towards your dreams.

What is a Vision Board? A vision board is a collage of images, words, and inspirational quotes added to a poster board that serves as a visual tool to help us clarify, focus, and establish life goals. The creation of the board can be relaxing and fun as we will use craft supplies such as stickers, paint, markers, and glitter. The theme of your vision board can focus on any topic of your choice, such as: career, academic, graduating, mental health or anything you can imagine.

Individual water painting.

Healing Hands For a Calm Mind Workshop

Presenters: Amanda Peterson, LMFT & Sandra Ruiz
Location: In-Person, Conference Room
Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Description: Slow down, breathe, and venture to CAPS to paint a pot and get your hands on some dirt. Practice gardening and see how succulents can help your mental health by practicing mindfulness and connecting to nature.

Registration is required ahead of time to ensure materials are available.


Mindfulness Walks - Workshop in Partnership with Campus Recreation

Presenters: Jaclyn Garica, LMFT & Joshua Bermudes
Location: In-Person, Courtyard 5
Dates and Times:

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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 Stockton 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!

Individual water painting.

HOPE: Hold On Pain Ends Workshop

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

  • Thursday, October 26, 2023, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Description: 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.

Hands over each in support

Holiday Blues

Presenters: Edward Colorado, LCSW & Julia Rosas-Nieto
Location: Zoom
Dates and Times:

  • Friday, December 1, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Description: Winter and holidays can make the end of the year feel stressful and chaotic. High expectations, disrupted routines, and finances can make the months of November, December and January feel a little less jolly and lot more distressing. Join us as we provide a supportive space and learn a few tips for making this time of year a little more peaceful

Hands over each in support

Student Recovery Group

Presenters: Ruthie Torres, LMFT & Megan Blickenstaff, CAPS Intern
Location: Zoom, In-Person (SSX 2.1)
Dates and Times:

  • Sept. 5 - Dec. 19, 2023, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Sept. 1 - Dec. 22, 2023, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Description: This weekly recovery group acknowledges that different goals work for different people. With the support of the group, you can work on finding the right balance for yourself. Come experience different formats of recovery meetings and recovery pathways, drawing from 12-step and non-12-step programs. This group will meet twice a week throughout the Fall 2023 semester, with one in-person and one virtual session being offered. For Undergraduate and Graduate students.

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Updated: October 11, 2023