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Emotional Wellbeing Workshops

We are committed to supporting student mental health while also responding to the current global pandemic and prioritizing health and safety for students and employees. To this end, Counseling Services is currently offering services in person and remotely by phone and HIPAA-compliant Zoom. Workshops are completely virtual at this time. When attending an in-person appointment, you are required to show a valid green campus pass and wear a facial covering during the entirety of the appointment. If you feel ill, or do not have a valid campus pass, please stay home and call 805-756-2511 to meet virtually instead.  

What are the Emotional Wellbeing Workshops?

Emotional Wellbeing Workshops will help you grow and Learn by Doing!   These workshops offer quick, effective solutions and useful tools for common concerns like anxiety (Anxiety Toolbox), relationships (BRIDGE), and depression (Getting Unstuck).   We know your schedules are full – these workshops are designed to be high value, helping you learn new skills and gain insight while connecting with other students. 

What can I expect?

Each Emotional Wellbeing Workshop is a three session series that meets once per week for three weeks.  Each meeting is 50  minutes.  All workshops come with a workbook to help you practice new skills and apply ideas in between sessions.   There is no charge for workshops at Cal Poly – your student health fees cover this service.  We ask that you commit to the full series when you sign up and attend each session, as they build on one another.  (If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, or no show a session, you'll be charged $20.) 

Can I attend more than one?

You are free to do more than one workshop and to repeat them as often as you like!  If you are interested in attending any (or all!) of the workshops, schedule a Brief Screening and tell the counselor you meet with.  If you are already seeing a therapist at Counseling Services, tell them you are interested in a workshop, and they'll get you connected.  

Call us today at 805-756-2511 to get started.

 

anxiety toolbox

Anxiety Toolbox focuses on helping you understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) understanding anxiety, (2) introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety, and (3) developing alternative responses to anxiety.  By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for managing anxiety.  
 
 
Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual)        
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual)        
Anxiety Toolbox (Virtual)        
 

BRIDGE

BRIDGE (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness) focuses on identifying ways to foster healthy relationships via self-monitoring, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills. The sessions include modules dedicated to help you: (1) better understand your values and boundaries in relationships, (2) learn the role of culture in communication, different styles of communication, and strategies for effective communication, and (3) identify common causes of conflict and effective conflict management techniques.
 
 
Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
BRIDGE (Virtual) TBD TBD TBD TBD
BRIDGE (Virtual)        
 

getting unstuck

Getting Unstuck focuses on helping you understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) understanding depression, (2) exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and (3) addressing how you can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression.  By the end of the workshop, you will have your own individualized plan for getting unstuck!  
 
 
Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
Getting Unstuck (Virtual) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Getting Unstuck (Virtual)        
Getting Unstuck (Virtual)        
 

rio (recognition/insight/openness)

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) helping you gain a deeper understanding of your concerns, (2) creating flexibility in how you view and approach these issues, and (3) helping you take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions.  By the end of the workshop, you will have a better sense of your personal values and how you want to focus your energy.  
 
 
Recordings of the guided meditations used in RIO from the Counseling Services YouTube channel.
 
Workshop Day DateS Time Facilitator
RIO (Virtual) TBD TBD TBD TBD
RIO (Virtual)        
RIO (Virtual)        
 

SEEKING SERENITY

Seeking Serenity is informed by dialectical behavior therapy and is designed for students who experience overwhelming emotions that feel difficult to manage. The sessions include modules dedicated to: (1) distress tolerance, (2) emotion regulation, and (3) mindfulness.  By the end of the workshop, you will have strategies for better managing overwhelming emotions.

Please note that, depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be required to be concurrently enrolled in individual counseling (either through Counseling Services or off campus) in order to participate in Seeking Serenity.  Your initial consultation counselor will discuss this with you prior to enrollment.

Seeking Serenity workbook

Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator
Seeking Serenity (Virtual) TBD TBD TBD TBD
Seeking Serenity (Virtual)        

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