The Counseling Center Presents: Workshops

Counseling Center Workshop Series

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Date: 2/11 Thursday (Fri 2/12 college closed) from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Healthy Relationships during the Pandemic

National Make a Friend Day is 2/11 and Valentine's Day is 2/14


Date: 2/11
Topic: Time to Talk- How to Ask for Help through COVID-19 Pandemic

This workshop focuses on being open about mental health and helping students understand that help is available. Students will learn various avenues to take when seeking help as well as skills.

A year of living through a pandemic can take a toll on our bodies and minds. Let’s talk about what is bothering you. In this workshop, students will learn about the stigma of asking for help and also strategies to take initiative to talk about their own mental health.


Date: 2/18
Topic: Finding and Feeling Love During COVID-19

In lieu of Valentine's Day, let's talk about how we are finding love and defining healthy, fulfilling relationships. Also, in what other ways are we expressing love towards ourselves as well as others?

National Make a Friend Day is February 11th and as Valentine’s Day approaches, many are reminded of their current relationships. During the pandemic, many feel further isolated and want to connect with others. Then there are those dealing with a new normal in a shared space with family, friends, partners, or roommates.The workshop will cover ways students can recognize and build-awareness on healthy relationships and ways to tackle obstacles in achieving them.

Valentine’s Day is nearing but social distance is still a thing. How do you remain connected with your partner and loved ones? In this workshop, students will talk about staying connected during the pandemic, finding love, and expressing love.


Date: 2/19 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Managing your Stress during the Pandemic: Build your Self-care Toolbox

As the Winter season continues and we are in the midst of the pandemic, depression and anxiety is on the rise. Students stay indoors more often to keep warm and safe, but are less exposed to the sun and spending less time around people, adding more stress than usual. This stress management workshop will help students brainstorm strategies to power through these difficult times.


Date: 2/23 from 2 to 3 p.m., to Nursing and Medical assistant students (Tuesday)
Topic: Mindfulness for Reducing Test Anxiety

Mindfulness Exercises have been shown to effectively reduce test anxiety and improve test performance. We will discuss students' experiences with test anxiety, and learn practices that can help reduce distress and improve performance.

Presented by Dr. Carrie Diamond-Feldman


Date: 2/25
Topic: Providing and Seeking Support During COVID-19

This workshop will focus on staying connected with loved ones, friends, and having other avenues to rely on such as hobbies, acquiring new skills, etc. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Being stuck at home during a pandemic can be tough. However, you do not have to do it alone. In this workshop, students will discuss ways to stay in tune with their pre-COVID-19 lives, as well as staying connected with others, checking in, and finding new hobbies and skills to make the most out of their time.


Date: 2/26 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Remote Learning and Study Habits

Now that students have started to get more homework and quizzes, they can work on improving their study habits

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to remote learning. While some required skills are the same as being in a physical classroom, additional skills are needed to match the demands of the new environment. Students will be prepared for academic success addressing these new challenges including learning styles, study methods, organizing the remote study space, avoiding online learning burnout, and finding what is effective for each unique individual.


Date: 03/04
Topic: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue during COVID-19 Pandemic

Now that all or most of our work is remote, it seems as if we are always glued to our computer and phone screens. In this workshop, students will discuss and learn new ways to take a break from technology and be in tune with the present and perhaps, nature.

Working and attending school remotely during a pandemic can take a toll on our eyes AND brain! In this workshop, students will discuss when it is okay to step away from remote learning and work and live in the present.


Date: 3/11
Topic: Demystifying stress and taking back control due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In this workshop, students will discuss good stress vs. bad stress. They will be able to identify bodily responses to stress and how to effectively manage stress with healthy coping skills.

Stress! A common theme pretty much everyone is undergoing due to the COVID-19 pandemic combined with other factors. In this workshop, students will learn the difference between good stress and bad stress and how to overcome them, especially during this pandemic.


Date: 3/12 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Preparing for Midterms during COVID-19

Some mid-terms start before Spring Recess

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to remote learning and testing. While some required skills are the same as being in a physical classroom, additional skills are needed to match the demands of the new environment. Students will be prepared for midterms with study strategies addressing these new challenges including organization, time management, online test-taking, and avoiding plagiarism.


Date: 3/18
Topic: Procrastination: How to Avoid Last Minute Cramming in Remote Learning COVID-19

In this workshop, students will discuss and find ways to stay on top of classwork as the middle of the semester is approaching. Due to living in unprecedented times because of the pandemic, students will discuss strategies in making sure that they are staying up to par with classwork expectations.

In this workshop, students will discuss and find ways to stay on top of classwork as the middle of the semester is approaching. Due to living in unprecedented times because of the pandemic, students will discuss strategies in making sure that they are staying up to par with classwork expectations.


Date: 3/19 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Managing Midterms Test Anxiety during COVID-19

Gearing up for Mid-terms

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to remote learning and testing. Taking midterms is stressful for most students, especially when coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will learn how to manage their stress before, during, and after their exams.


Date: 3/25
Topic: My Sleep Cycle Is Off: COVID-19 Lockdown Effect on Sleep!

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown and staying in, our physiology has drastically changed, which includes, diet, exercise, and most importantly sleep! This workshop will highlight healthy sleep habits and how to create a better sleep schedule.

Working from home, taking care of our loved ones, AND remote learning during this pandemic can take a toll on our sleep cycle. In this workshop, we will discuss being aware of disruptive sleep patterns and helpful strategies to get better sleep!


Date: 3/26 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Time Management: Conquering the Pandemic Blur

Mid-semester you can re-evaluate your academic progress and change your time management

Experiencing the pandemic blur? Learn what it is, and how it has changed the meaning of time, how it has affected many students and disrupted daily lives. Now that we are in mid-semester you can re-evaluate your academic progress and change your time management. Learn strategies on how to build back routine, how to prioritize, plan and make better decisions in managing the remainder of your semester towards achieving academic success.


Date: 4/01
Topic: Self-care, Where to Find Time!: Learning how to advocate for yourself and set boundaries during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has left us juggling with many responsibilities. This workshop will focus on balancing multiple responsibilities as well as setting boundaries. Students will also be learning how to say no when overwhelmed.

With the world changing all around us and juggling many responsibilities, it is often easy to forget about yourself. This workshop will focus on creating time and a routine which will allow you to not only take care of your mental and physical health but also effectively manage time.

 


Date: 4/8
Topic: What is Counseling and why should I Get it? Especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In lieu of National Counseling Awareness Month, practicing social distancing, and staying in, due to COVID-19, this workshop will focus primarily on learning about counseling in itself.

This workshop will focus on outlining and defining what counseling and therapy is and why it is important to seek counseling if you feel like you are going through a crisis as a result of this pandemic.


Date: 4/9, during spring recess from 3 to 4 p.m.

“Managing Social Media and Online Activity during the Pandemic”

Possibly students may be spending more time on their social media during break

Do you struggle with Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)? Are you constantly on your phone and checking the news, TikTok, youtube, Instagram, or Twitter? In this workshop, we will cover the effects of social media and readily available news at our fingertips on our mental health and self-esteem. We will then brainstorm strategies on ways to seek news and updates in healthy ways without losing touch with the outside world.


Date: 4/15
Topic: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma during the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 has been a historical year. In light of world events and the pandemic, this workshop will focus on managing distress and triggers, as well as healing.

The news and other outlets of information can have a huge impact on us. In this workshop, we will focus on identifying ways that we are affected by the pandemic as well as recent external events. We will also focus on healing and overcoming our fears.


Date: 4/16 right after recess from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Build Confidence Part 1: Assertiveness Skills during Pandemic

National Youth Violence Prevention Week is 4/12-4/16. Help students build connections in an assertive and healthy way.

We often hear, “Wear a mask and social distance!” How do we connect during the pandemic with this new normal? In this workshop, we cover what is still possible when socializing during COVID-19 and developing new ways to communicate with others. In part 1, students will learn to connect with basic meeting skills and ways to establish rapport.


Date: 4/22
Topic: Financial Literacy: How do I Manage My Money during this pandemic?

In this workshop, students will learn about smart and effective ways to manage their money, income, as well as budgeting since we have seen financial insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge economic impact on every one. This workshop will focus on managing our expenses and income effectively.


Date: 4/23 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Build Confidence Part 2: Assertiveness Skills during Pandemic

Part 2 of series

Help students build connections in an assertive and healthy way.

We often hear, “Wear a mask and social distance!” How do we connect during the pandemic with this new normal? In this workshop, we cover what is still possible when socializing during COVID-19 and developing new ways to communicate with others. In part 2, students will learn basic communication skills and ways to speak up in difficult interpersonal situations in different contexts, including how to navigate different belief systems around the pandemic. Students do not need to attend part 1 in order to attend part 2.


Date: 4/29
Topic: Drugs and Alcohol: How To Not Cope with COVID-19

In light of National Alcohol Awareness Month, this workshop will discuss risky behaviors of using and abusing drugs to cope with distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will learn about triggers, relapse, and harm reduction.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in substance abuse and relapse in those who have had prior experience with substance abuse. This workshop will focus on coping with life circumstances in healthy ways without jeopardizing our lives and health.


Date: 4/30 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Topic: Attitude to Altitude: Changing Your Perspective During Difficult Times

Stress Awareness Month,

Offer Positive Psychology and CBT. Self-evaluation for students right after recess to finish the semester strong

“Where is your motivation that you had in the beginning of the semester? Perhaps you got lost in your journey this semester and need to recharge your motivation. Boost your focus back to your goals that you set in the beginning of the semester. This workshop will cover the power of changing your attitude and the way you think to reach new heights and bring back positivity and hope.


Date: 5/6

A Hopeful Future: Looking to a Transition Post COVID-19

This workshop will shed light on hopes and aspirations for better days as new improvements and better safety precautions are under way. Students will discuss healing and plans to increase positivity, happiness, and connection.


Date: 5/7 from 1:10 to 2 p.m.

Habits That Support Wellness: Simple Changes That Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

This workshop will address how to break your bad habits and replace them with better choices. Topics will include how to change sleep, diet, hydration, and digital wellness habits to better support stress control.


Date: 5/11 from 12:10 to 1 p.m.

Sleep: Why You Need It and Why It’s The Key To Academic Success

This workshop will address the importance of sleep to a student’s academic success. We will discuss our biological need for sleep, including understanding the subsets of sleep quality and research regarding how quality sleep improves academic performance. Discussion will also include how to improve sleep quality through various strategies and the difficulties faced by working students.


Date: 5/12 from 12:10 to 1 p.m.

Caregivers Workshop: Coping With Family Illness. Taking Care Of You, When You’re Taking Care of Others

This workshop will address the issues that people face when they have to take on the role of caregiver for a family member. Strategies are provided to help the caregiver manage their own needs as well as those they are caring for.


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