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Workshops

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 Spring 2014 Workshops

Managing Depression – February 27th at 2:35pm – 4pm, Zuhl Library Conference Rm

The Managing Depression Workshop will help differentiate between healthy and unhealthy levels of sadness, and explain when sadness can become depression. We will review the different causes of depression and corresponding treatment options. Lastly, we will provide tips and activities on treating depression for the mind, body, and soul.

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness – March 13th at 2:35pm – 4pm, Zuhl Library Conference Rm

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.  This workshop is open to all NMSU and DACC students, faculty and staff.

Developing Healthy Relationships – April 3rd at 2:35pm – 4pm, Zuhl Library Conference Rm

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 – April 17th at 2:35pm – 4pm, Zuhl Library Conference Rm

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.

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness – May 1st at 2:35pm – 4pm, Zuhl Library Conference Rm

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.

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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