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What Are They?

The Counseling Center staff host a series of workshops on campus that are open to students, faculty, and staff. The workshops are designed to be informational as well as give you an opportunity to practice new skills you might learn. Workshop topics will include a variety of issues such as managing emotions, stress reductions, developing healthy relationships, and any other areas of need. You will not be required to fill out our paperwork or sign-up in advance to attend a workshop. Some workshops may be hosted or in collaboration with other campus offices who may ask for advanced registration, in which case we will make that known as early as possible.

Who Can Attend?

Workshops are open to all NMSU and DACC students, faculty, and staff. Some workshops may be scheduled specifically for certain groups or members of the NMSU community and will be labeled as such on our calendar (e.g., “Faculty only” or “SAEM Staff only”).

How Do I Join?

Please be sure to visit our calendar to get updated information on the date, time, and location of upcoming workshops. Typically you will not be required to sign-up or fill out any paperwork to attend a workshop, all you need to do is show up! If you click on an event listed on the calendar you will get a more detailed description about the workshops and if any additional information is required to join. Some workshops may be hosted or in collaboration with other campus offices who may ask for advanced registration, in which case we will make that known on the event calendar.

Schedule of Fall 2014 Workshops

Healthy Relationships – Tuesday, October 14, 3:30pm—5:00pm, Domenici Hall room 006

The Developing Healthy Relationships Workshop will help to strengthen your familial, collegial, romantic, social, and working relationships. During the workshop, we will define the               differences between healthy relationships versus unhealthy relationships. Additionally, we will discuss how to contribute to equality in your relationships and how to use positive communication styles. Finally, we will provide tips of how to end    an unhealthy relationship.

Managing Anxiety – Monday, October 20, 3:00pm—4:30pm, Zuhl Library room 225

The Managing Anxiety Workshop will define healthy versus unhealthy worrying and common experiences of anxiety. We will discuss the various causes of anxiety, which can help identify individualized treatment options. Lastly, we will provide tips and activities to help treat anxiety for the mind, body, and soul.

Mindfulness Stress Reduction – Thursday, October 30, 2:30pm—3:30pm, O’Donnell Hall room 242

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the concept of mindfulness and how it can be used to help overcome the effects of stress.  Instructors will introduce and teach members how to cultivate more awareness, increase relaxation and learn about mindfulness via mediation and breathing in order to better manage stressful times.

Building Your Self Esteem – Tuesday, November 4, 3:30pm—4:45pm, Zuhl Library room 225

The Building your Self-Esteem Workshop will aim to assist you in understanding how you view your self-esteem and how it influences your life and relationships. We will review topics such as self-concept, self-defeating behaviors, and self-acceptance. We will also discuss personal values, goals/interests, and passions that are meaningful to you, while also encouraging participants to develop an individualized plan to create their own “building blocks” in promoting healthy self-esteem.

 Workshop for 1st Generation College Students – Thursday, November 13, 3:00pm—4:30pm, Zuhl Library room 225

This workshop is open to members of the campus community who identify as first-generation college students. It is designed to provide information about questions and challenges typically facing first-generation college students to help them navigate their college experience and thrive as university students. It will include open discussion about common factors affecting college success, ways to help transition to the university environment, and how to locate and utilize resources available to help meet their social, financial, and academic goals.


Suggest a Topic

If you have an idea for a workshop topic please use the form below to let us know! We will try our best to create workshops focusing on suggested topics, but please be aware that we may not be able to get to every suggestion.

Workshop Topic Suggestions

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