Workshops and Programs

The Wellness Resource Center offers a variety of workshops to help students develop skills in areas like stress management, communication, healthy relationship and sexual engagement, and bystander intervention. We're happy to conduct these workshops with student groups and organizations. We'll also work with you to develop workshops that meet your needs or interests.

 

Spring 2023 Workshops and Programs

QPR is a prevention training for participants to be able to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thinking, behavior, attempts and question, persuade, and refer people at risk for help.

We will be offering at least one QPR training every block this spring.

January 10th (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm): McHugh Commons. Register here: *Closed (past event)
February 2nd (2:30 pm - 4:30 pm): McHugh Commons. Register here
February 14th (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm):
McHugh Commons. Register here
February 23rd (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm): 
McHugh Commons. Register here

 

Journaling Series on the Block is offered the 2nd Tuesday of each Block at 3:00 pm in the Wellness Resource Center.

Research tells us that engaging in meaningful journaling has many positive impacts including: reduced stress, increased self-awareness, clarifying thoughts and feelings, improving immune function, and sparking creativity. 

Each session will have a different journaling topic. Drop-ins welcome!

Next session - February 7th - Reflecting on Friendships: Our relationships are an incredibly important part of our lives. It is therefore important to periodically stop and reflect about how those relationships are working for us. This workshop will lead participants through a series of writing prompts designed not only on reflection, but also on developing a strategy for how you can nurture healthy, sustaining relationships for yourself.

BADASS: Be Aware, Decide to Act, Say Something.

When: February 8th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
Where: McHugh Commons.
How: Register here:

This 2-hour introduction to active bystander intervention certificate program. Students learn what it means to be an active bystander, explore the intersections of systems of oppression, violence, mental health, and substance use that may cause harm to the community, evaluate possible barriers to intervention, and practice specific intervention strategies. The broad goal of BADASS is to create a compassionate community in which all members take responsibility for one another's well-being; this broad goal is supported by 3 more specific goals:

  • Disrupting systems of oppression and the continua of violence associated with them
  • Recognizing and responding to mental health challenges
  • Creating a culture that supports responsible substance use, sober students, and students in recovery

Experiencing stress is a part of life that can be overwhelming and challenging, but we can build our capacity to respond to stressful situations. 

Join us to explore how mindfulness practices may help you manage your own stress in the
Wellness Resource Center.

Join Beatboxer and Vocal Percussionist Shodekeh Talifero for a workshop exploring the practice of breath art and its connection to well-being. Accessible to all, breath art involves  “appreciating and understanding our relationship with the air that we breathe.” The workshop is open to all students, faculty, and staff. No musical or dance experience is necessary; your breath is all you need.

Cornerstone Art Center Flex Room, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
February 9th, 2023.

Come make your own snack mix from our snack mix cart. Each time we will have conversations and information on a different health topic.

Next session - February 9th - Let's Talk About... Healthy Relationships!
Loomis Hall - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.


 

This Counseling Center facilitated support group is for BIPOC students to have a space to connect over experiences of racism and discrimination, support one another, and gain wisdom and energy from each other. Topics discussed will vary based on members’ preferences but will broadly cover issues around the mental health impact of racism and discrimination in a college environment and challenges in finding belonging as a BIPOC student in higher education.

The group will be meeting at the Wellness Resource Center. Food will be provided.

Next session: February 9th, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

If you have questions, please contact Ann-Marie Manning, LCSW at amanning@coloradocollege.edu.

The Grief Support Group is an informal space to find support for grief in community, for old and new, with the awareness that there are a variety of types of grief, and that grief, can be related to many things – from the loss of a loved one, from grief and anger over continued racial injustice, to grief related to unnamed losses.

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Ready To Go Programs

BADASS-Be Aware, Decide to Act, Say Something-is our 2-hour introduction to active bystander intervention certificate program. Students learn what it means to be an active bystander, explore the intersections of systems of oppression, violence, mental health, and substance use that may cause harm to the community, evaluate possible barriers to intervention, and practice specific intervention strategies. The broad goal of BADASS is to create a compassionate community in which all members take responsibility for one another's well-being; this broad goal is supported by 3 more specific goals:

  • Disrupting systems of oppression and the continua of violence associated with them
  • Recognizing and responding to mental health challenges
  • Creating a culture that supports responsible substance use, sober students, and students in recovery
QPR is a prevention training for participants to be able to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thinking, behavior, attempts and question, persuade, and refer people at risk for help.
The Good Sex Series is focused on providing sexuality education that will help students cultivate fulfilling, pleasurable, safe, and healthy sex lives that affirm their identities and desires. Past programs have included "Ethics of Sex", a faculty panel discussion regarding questions cultural and political delemmas around sex and how those might be relevant to students. A recent pleasure-focused event, "TEDSex," brought experts to give brief 10-minute presentations such as "Sexting," "Sex in Antiquity," "Anal," "How to Please a Dick Without Being a Dick," and more.
The How to Help Series is related to the BADASS series as it targets specific specific areas that would require students intervention on behalf of a friend. Series includes, "How to Support a Survivor," "How to Help a Friend with Mental Health Struggle," "How to Support a Friend in Recovery from Substance Abuse," and more.

Mental Health First Aid is an extension of the concept of first aid in which members of a community are taught how to respond in a mental health emergency and to offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. This nationally recognized Mental Health First Aid course is an interactive program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds an understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Participants will learn:

  • The potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • An understanding of the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • The evidence-based professional, peer, social and self-help resources available to someone with a mental health problem.
  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, select and implement appropriate interventions and help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
The Science of Substance Series investigates the impact of various substances on individuals and communities. Whether focused on alcohol and the brain or marijuana and medical research, these help students cultivate a more nuanced understanding of the roles that substances play in their lives.
These workshops help students evaluate their mental health status, sources of stress, and current management skills so that they may maximize their strengths and build resilience to overcome struggle and maintain a healthy mindset. Examples include, "Building a Stress Mindset," "Time Management and Prioritizing," "Failure and Resiliency," "Mindful Stress Managment" and our blockly journaling workshops.
Boundaries are often thought of as walls or barriers to keep others out, but boundaries are actually the opposite: they can be tools to build trust and safety within relationships. Maintaining healthy boundaries can be challenging, and even more difficult during transitional life moments, like attending college. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss strategies and resources for setting healthy boundaries, and where to go for support at CC if your boundary is violated.

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