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Psycho-educational Workshops


Anxiety Toolbox
Tuesdays
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by Karen Westfall Collier starting 6/8/21
Thursdays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Led by Luis Balcazar starting 7/8/21
Wednesdays
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Led by Andrea Gerke starting 7/14/21
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Anxiety Toolbox is a fast-paced three-session seminar specifically designed to help people who struggle with a variety of anxiety-related concerns (e.g., panic attacks, Generalized Anxiety, test anxiety). The goal of this seminar is to provide education on anxiety and to teach coping skills for managing anxiety symptoms. The three seminars are divided into content that builds upon itself. In session one, we take a broad look at 4 symptom clusters of anxiety and introduce a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety. In session 2, we focus on increasing insight on the thought patterns that impact anxiety; increasing awareness and understanding are major tools in addressing anxiety. In session 3, we develop alternative responses to anxiety and create a personalized action plan for managing anxiety.

Getting Unstuck
Tuesdays
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by Jamie Zalasin starting 6/8/21
Tuesdays
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by Laura Wagner starting 7/6/21
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A fast-paced, four-session seminar specifically designed to help people who struggle with a variety of depression-related concerns. The goal is to provide education on depression and to teach coping skills for managing symptoms. The sessions will include activities that help students understand the experience of depression, explore how thoughts and behaviors impact depression, and how we can begin to make changes to our thoughts and behaviors in order to better manage depression. 

Letting Go (of anxiety and depression) w/RIO
Mondays
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Led by Theresa Nutten starting 6/21/21
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Letting Go w/RIO (Regonition, Insight, Openeness) is a 3 week psychoeducational group aimed at minimizing our struggles with symptoms such as anxiety and depression by learning to observe the causes of these thoughts/feelings and let go of painful suffering. The group teaches methods of observation, meditation, and other useful coping skills which build upon each other. Group members are encouraged to practice skills taught during session each week as this increases the effectiveness of personally motivated recovery.  Each session includes the use of metaphors to explain principles of resilience, mindfulness exercises, and other experiential components that help you accept your emotional experiences and engage with them more flexibly. We also focus on connecting to your values and help you use those values to guide life choices. We include a student workbook that helps you practice the skills outside of session and provides additional support.