Skills Workshops

Counseling Services offers various opportunities for students to engage in online workshops and podcasts aimed at improving personal skills.

You Got This (YGT) Series

You Got This (YGT) consists of psycho-educational, skill building workshops designed to help build personal awareness, develop coping skills and promote self-care.  We offer workshops on Mindfulness, Coping with Anxiety and Healing from Trauma.  Workshops are offered throughout the quarter and free to registered UC Davis students.   

The Mindfulness is a three-part workshop series that combines evidence-based practices for more skillful management of a variety of concerns. Participants will practice mindfulness techniques in a low pressure, supportive environment. Each module of the series is aimed at improving skills in the major categories of Recognition, Insight, and Openness (RIO) which are the titles that correspond to each module. The modules are sequential and participants that attend each of the three separate workshops and in the order of RIO, will gain the most benefits. It is ideal to have one week between the RIO modules in order to practice newly acquired skills.  Registration is required and can be done any time prior to the start of the workshop

Coping with Anxiety is a three-part workshop series that looks at anxiety through the lens of connection with the mind, body and present moment. This series utilizes evidence-based practices for coping with anxiety. The modules are sequential and participants that attend each of the three separate workshops will gain the most benefits. As part of this series, participants will learn about the relationship between anxiety and thinking styles, in which participants understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behavior are linked. Participants will also learn about mindfulness, practice techniques and how to incorporate into daily routine. In addition, participants will learn relaxation techniques that bring calmness and grounding to them. Participants will also learn how to improve sleep, impact of food on anxiety, and other resources available at Counseling Services for anxiety management.  Resgister Now

Healing from Trauma is a three-part workshop series that will focus on how trauma impacts the mind, emotions, and body and what students can do to cope with these impacts as well as implement effective strategies to feel safer and empowered.  Register Now

Students are welcome to select any of the workshops listed above, and repeat them any time. Space is limited, so please encourage students to reserve their spot now.

Podcasts

Counseling Services is pleased to provide accessible podcasts to help you navigate  the transition to online care and resources. The podcasts are created to offer support and encouragement during this uncertain time. Take a mental health moment and check out the podcast here.

Wise Mind

 

In this episode of Counseling Corner, Dr. Karen Miller will discuss the concept of Wise Mind. Included in the episode are useful strategies for practicing Wise Mind, and finding a balanced, middle path in your life.

Mindfulness

 

In this episode of Counseling Corner, Dr. Karen Miller will discuss Mindfulness Skills from the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Perspective. She will detail the different skills and offer ways to practice the skills that can be helpful to bring your awareness to the present moment.

Food, Body, and Culture

 

In this episode of Counseling Corner, Dr. Miller is joined by Registered Dietician, Jessica Wilson. Jessica brings a wealth of experience and knowledge around the topic of food, body image, and culture, and shares how Eurocentrism, in particular, impacts the lived experiences of our student population.

 

Podcasts -continued

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

 

In this episode of Counseling Corner, Dr. Miller is joined by Dr. Mallorey Gatti, Post-Doctoral Resident and Interim Eating Disorder Treatment Coordinator, to discuss eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues. They also highlight resources for getting support on campus and through this time of pandemic.

Grief and Loss

 

In this episode of Counseling Corner, Dr. Miller will discuss Grief and Loss in the wake of the pandemic. Dr. Miller is joined by grief and loss researcher, Dr. Heather Servaty-Seib from Perdue University. Together they discuss how to navigate and honor the losses we are all experiencing as a result of the global pandemic, while trying to identify gains in the process. "If we are open to perceiving the gains, that doesn't minimize or discount the losses," - Dr. Servaty-Seib

Radical Acceptance

 

In this episode of Counseling Corner, Dr. Miller will discuss the Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) Skill Radical Acceptance, and how to apply the skill to the current pandemic. Dr. Miller will discuss how acceptance is not approval, and how to embrace "what is".