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Workshops and Groups

January 10, 2022

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

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

The Caltech Meditation Mob is a 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.

+1 (669) 900-9128 US, Meeting ID: 941 9763 1287

Mindfully Resilient MBCT Group Fall 2021

Mindfully Resilient is an 8-week class (7 weeks for Fall 2021) focused on helping prevent relapse of depression and anxiety. You'll learn to identify your specific triggers for relapse, and will learn the skill of mindful awareness to cope with those triggers when they arise. This class is based on a well-researched form of therapy called Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). The facilitator will be happy to talk with you about the research on MBCT during the screening.

DBT Skills Group Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 DBT skills group is a 6-week in-person group that will teach you 4 important skills: Emotion regulation (dealing with intense emotions); coping with emotional crises or feeling overwhelmed; managing your relationships effectively, and staying focused on the present with mindful awareness.

PASS - Program for Achieving Student Success (Postponed, TBA at a later date)

Update 1/10/2022: To facilitate a safe Winter term, we have decided to postpone the PASS group for the time being. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about these skills individually, please contact Juliana Pérez. Making an occupational therapy appointment is a great way to learn these skills in an individual setting.

Learn self-awareness, stress regulation, and adaptive coping strategies. PASS (Program for Achieving Student Success) is an 8-week in-person class that will teach you an executive functioning skill every week. Each class will cover a different executive functioning skill, followed by an activity and discussion.

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

Week 1 - Friday, 1/7, 12:00 - 1:00 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/81246365875

Week 2 - Wednesday, 1/12, 12:00 - 1:00 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 link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/81030517371

Week 3 - Wednesday, 1/19, 12:00 - 1:00 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 link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/85395721505

Week 4 - Wednesday, 1/26, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Financial Literacy #1: Intro to 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 link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/82205707311

Week 5 - Wednesday, 2/2, 12:00 - 1:00 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 cover the basics of investing for retirement. Walk away with concrete steps and resources to start on right after the workshop!

Zoom link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/85001506170

Week 6 - Wednesday, 2/9, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Dealing with Procrastination

Counseling Services is pleased to offer a workshop on coping with procrastination and work avoidance. It's open to all graduate and undergraduate students - come join us!

  • Learn tools for coping with procrastination and work avoidance
  • Learn practical, behavioral strategies for responding differently to old habits
  • Respond differently to unhelpful thoughts like, "I can just get up early and do this tomorrow."

Zoom link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/85164561974

Week 7 - Wednesday, 2/16, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
How to stop overthinking things

Zoom link: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/85986709492

Week 8 - Wednesday, 2/23, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Emotional Well-Being Series - TBA

Week 9 - Wednesday, 3/2, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Emotional Well-Being Series - TBA

Week 10 - Wednesday, 3/9, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Emotional Well-Being Series - TBA

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