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Workshops and Groups

June 28, 2021

All workshops are open to all enrolled graduate or undergraduate students. You'll need to be logged in to Zoom with your caltech.edu address to join. You can also access our archive of previously recorded on-demand workshops.

Trouble accessing a workshop? Click to read instructions on logging onto Zoom with your Caltech credentials.


Weekly Workshops and Groups

Caltech Meditation Mob, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP
Tuesdays year-round, 12:00 noon - 12:50pm Pacific

The Caltech Meditation Mob is drop-in mindfulness meditation group open to all Caltech students. No previous experience is required; we offer techniques that are appropriate for everyone from newbies to more experienced meditators. There's no religious component: We offer secular practices that are, whenever possible, based in research.

https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/94197631287
+1 (669) 900-9128 US, Meeting ID: 941 9763 1287

OT Drop-In Hours
Wednesdays, July 7th - September 1st, 2021
1:00pm - 1:30pm Pacific (Extended to the full hour as needed)

Occupational therapy will be holding drop-in hours focused on providing you skills and strategies you can use right away. Come drop by and ask your questions about time management, productivity while working from home, sleep, building healthy habits, and more. No appointment necessary! Open to all students.

https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/82683033199

Meeting ID: 826 8303 3199


Caltech Connect

Caltech Connect training is a 2-hour interactive experience designed to give participants practical skills for having supportive conversations and making referrals to resources for those in crisis.  Caltech Connect is highly interactive, as participants engage in multiple exercises throughout the training to increase both their skills and awareness concerning the emotional intensity of responding to suicidal college students. The training culminates with a role play, in which participants are given the opportunity to practice the skills they are taught during the course of the training.

The training schedule and signup information is here: https://caltechcares.caltech.edu/training/Caltech-Connect


Spring 2021 Workshops

Week 1 - Friday, 4/2, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Tackle the Term, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L, and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

Tackle The Term is a 1-hour workshop for grads and undergrads to help you start the term off right. We'll talk about different ways to view stress and procrastination, how to manage your time and keep a schedule, set goals that help you feel successful, find an ideal place to work, and what to do when your plans fall off track.

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/88620744467
Or telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128, Webinar ID: 886 2074 4467
International numbers available: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/u/kbnyqCEkYo

Week 2 - Wednesday, 4/7, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
What is occupational therapy? Learn about a campus resource and how to create behavioral change through habits

This workshop will start with a short introduction to occupational therapy services on campus and then we'll cover one of our favorite topics: building meaningful behavior change through habits. Join us and learn about how to build habits that align with your values.

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/85992506372
Or telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128, Webinar ID: 859 9250 6372
International numbers available: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/u/kegtHDRIQW

Week 3 - Wednesday, 4/14, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Getting better sleep, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L, and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

This 1-hour workshop is perfect for people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. We'll cover strategies for managing insomnia, changing your sleep schedule, and dealing with worries that might keep you up at night.

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/87522613515
Or telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128, Webinar ID: 875 2261 3515
International numbers available: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/u/kcKnZdraYT

Week 4 - Wednesday, 4/21, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
An introduction to the Getting Things Done system of productivity, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L, and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP

Getting Things Done (GTD) is a popular system developed by David Allen for structuring your work at both the big-picture level and at the level of your daily responsibilities. It's an effective way to get your work out of your mind and into a trusted system that shows you only what you can handle right now. Come join us for this fun and engaging informal overview of the GTD system. Please come ready to take notes and jump right in! *This workshop and the presenters are not affiliated in any way with Getting Things Done, David Allen, or the David Allen Company.

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/88018119903
Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128, Webinar ID: 880 1811 9903
International numbers available: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/u/kcM7D6XeR

Week 5 - Monday, 4/26, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Conflict resolution and interpersonal problem solving

Conflict is an inevitable part of any significant relationship - but when we're uncomfortable with conflict, it's easy to want to get it over with quickly, even if it means losing sight of our objectives. In this workshop, we'll talk about how to engage in healthy conflict, tolerate the discomfort and anxiety, and stay focused on your goals. Come join us!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/88118538082

Week 6 - Wednesday, 5/5, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Financial Literacy #1: Budgeting

Budgeting shouldn't be miserable - it's not about spending as little as possible! In this workshop, we will learn how to budget in a way that allows you to spend freely while remaining flexible to changes in life. Walk away with concrete steps and resources to start on right after the workshop!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/89638662447

Week 7 - Wednesday, 5/12, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Financial Literacy #2: Intro to Investing

When it comes to personal finance, the sheer amount of information available can be overwhelming and it can be easy to get stuck in decision paralysis.

In this workshop, we will get a grasp on the basics of investing for retirement. Walk away with concrete steps and resources to start on right after the workshop!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/88940983373

Week 8 - Thursday, 5/20, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Senior Stress Smackdown

Seniors! You're almost out of here - but even great transitions like graduation can be stressful. Come join us for a fun and practical workshop on managing the tornado of emotions that come along with leaving Caltech and moving on to the next steps in your life. We'll cover ways of maintaining your social relationships, calming your anxiety about the unknown, and caring for yourself when you're stressed. See you there!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/81208633028

Week 9 - Tuesday, 5/25, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Breathing Workshop #1 with Jan Aura

Breathing: It's one of the most fundamental bodily processes, but we don't give it much thought unless something's wrong. In this interesting 2-part workshop, Dr. Jan Aura will talk about the benefits of bringing our full awareness to breathing, and how this can be a valuable stress management technique. Note that there are 2 meetings - Tuesday, 5/25 and Thursday, 5/27. The content will not overlap, so feel free to come to one or both!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/87195419283

Week 9 - Thursday, 5/27, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Breathing Workshop #2 with Jan Aura

Breathing: It's one of the most fundamental bodily processes, but we don't give it much thought unless something's wrong. In this interesting 2-part workshop, Dr. Jan Aura will talk about the benefits of bringing our full awareness to breathing, and how this can be a valuable stress management technique. Note that there are 2 meetings - Tuesday, 5/25 and Thursday, 5/27. The content will not overlap, so feel free to come to one or both!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/84165642395

Week 10 - Wednesday, 6/2, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
How to Cultivate Resilience

None of us can have a stress-free life - but we can build skills that help us become better at managing stressful situations without becoming overwhelmed. When we build this confidence in ourselves, we become more resilient. Resilience isn't an abstract idea, or a personality trait that you have or don't have; it's a set of skills that you can learn and practice. Come join Naj Alikhan, LMFT for this practical and engaging workshop as we cover how to become a better problem solver under stress!

Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/84937396339

Hours
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
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