Wellness Workshop

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The workshop leaders are counseling faculty from Psychological Counseling Services at Stanislaus State. Each leader has had extensive experience in the topic areas and provide educational outreach to address psychological topics in various campus settings as well as in the Counseling Center.

All presentations are free but require advance sign-up. Individuals requiring special accommodation for a disability are encouraged to contact Psychological Counseling Services at 667-3381.

September 

The Embody Book Study

Dates:Tuesdays starting September 5th - October 17th
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM.
Location: MSR 285
Presenter: Ann Marie Washington, LCSW, and Susan Brumm, LPCC

If you believe all people have beauty, are deserving of respect, and have innate wisdom that makes them the ultimate authority of their own body, come join us for this book study of Embody: Learning to love your unique body (and quiet that critical voice!) by Connie Sobczak the Body Positive co-founder.  Books will be provided to those who attend.

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Achieving Student Success 

Date: Wednesday, September 13th
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: MSR 130C
Presenter: Lee Bettencourt, LCSW

The college experience requires students to overcome many challenges such as financial difficulties, relationship issues, effective time management and coping with stress.  Participants in this workshop will gain useful information on communication skills, managing your time, resolving conflicts, handling finances and managing stress in your life.

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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training 

Date: Tuesday, September 26th
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: MSR 130
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, Director

QPR training can help you become an important part of the CSU Stan “safety net” for someone who may be dealing with despair or overwhelming difficulties.  Learn how you can help prevent suicide, and become a certified QPR Gatekeeper.

Students who attend this workshop will complete 1.5 hours of training and receive a certificate as a QPR gatekeeper.

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Stress Management 

Date: Thursday, September 28th
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: MSR 130C
Presenters: Martha Cuan, LCSW, and Jennifer Staffero, LCSW

Stress, an undeniable part of our busy lives. Stress can be good, but chronic stress can be detrimental. Although stress cannot be completely eliminated, it is possible to learn ways to regulate and manage the stress in our lives.  Come to this workshop and learn strategies that will improve your self-care, decrease, and balance the stress in your life. BTW…bring a friend with you to the workshop … it is less stressful that way!

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October

Resiliency

Date: Wednesday,October 11th
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: MSR 130C
Presenter: Ann Marie Washington, LCSW

This workshop will define resiliency and give you the 7 traits of resilient people.  Are we born resilient or can we learn to be more resilient by practicing emotional regulation, impulse control and more flexible thinking that promotes a growth mindset?  All seven traits will be defined and discussed.

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Anxiety and Depression 

Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: MSR 260
Presenter: Lee Bettencourt, LCSW

We all experience anxiety and depression in our lives, sometimes to the point of feeling totally overwhelmed.  This workshop will provide helpful information and tools to reduce and manage the anxiety and/or depression in our lives.  Topics will include psycho education in the practice of assertiveness/relationship skills, problem-solving, relaxation exercises and maintaining emotional wellness.

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When Social and Political Polarization Lead to Anxiety:

Having Constructive Dialogues

Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: MSR 130C
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Berkow, Director

Students may find themselves dealing with conversations that escalate due to intense feelings.  Maintaining respectful ways of communicating may not always be easy.  This workshop will focus on how to manage difficult emotions and use them constructively.  We will learn what is involved in validating one’s rights in assertive ways that don’t impose on others’ rights, accepting and learning from people who seem “different,” seeing another’s perspective, and conceptualizing a “big picture” in which all participants can be heard and potentially understood.  

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