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Anxiety Toolbox, RIO, Getting Unstuck and Connect and Support workshops are 3-session series; each group meets once a week for 3 weeks. Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes and is led by a trained staff member of the Counseling and Career Development Center.

You will be provided with a workbook at the beginning of the series. The workbooks are provided to help you apply and practice new ideas & information between sessions. It is intended to provide a space for you to gain new skills and awareness within the constraints of a busy schedule. All workshops are FREE and no charge. You can repeat and attend as many workshops as you would like. 

We request that you attend all three sessions, as they are designed to build off one another. We believe that attending all three sessions gives you the optimal opportunity to achieve your goals & objectives. 

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.  

Schedule

Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator

Virtual

Wednesdays

Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2

3-4 p.m.

Melissa Ware, LMSW

Workshop resources

Anxiety Toolbox Student Workbook

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.  

Schedule

WORKSHOP

DAY

DATES

TIME

FACILITATOR

Virtual

Tuesday

Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1

5-6 p.m.

Melissa Ware, LMSW

Virtual

Tuesday

Nov. 8, 15 and 22

5-6 p.m.

Melissa Ware, LMSW

SCC 368

Wednesday 

Oct. 5, 16 and 26

Noon-1 p.m.

Melissa Ware, LMSW

SCC 638 Wednesday Nov. 2, 9 and 16 Noon-1 p.m. Melissa Ware, LMSW

Workshop resources

Connect & Support

This “drop-in” workshop is focused on providing education and learning tools to help manage stress in a supportive learning environment. This workshop will also provide a platform for you to connect with others who are also interested in learning new ways to gain awareness and build healthy coping mechanisms. Topics will vary each week and cover some of the following concepts: self-compassion, adjusting to college life, practicing social skills, healthy relationships and boundaries, motivation, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation.  This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. in the Counseling and Career Development Center beginning 9/20. SCC 368. 

Schedule

Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator

Connect & Support (in-person)
SCC 351

Tuesdays

Oct. 4 through Nov. 16

1-2 p.m.

Melissa Ware, LMSW

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!

Schedule

Workshop Day Dates Time Facilitator

SCC 368

Mondays

Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7

4-5 p.m.

Melissa Ware, LMSW

How do I get connected? 

You can sign up for Anxiety Toolbox or RIO by calling the Counseling and Career Development Center at (616) 234-4130

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