Workshops and Groups
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.
Week 1 - Friday, Oct 2nd, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Getting Better Sleep, with 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.
Week 2 - Friday, Oct 9th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Tackle the Term Part 1, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L and Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP
Tackle The Term Part 1 is a 1-hour workshop for grads and undergrads to help you start the term off right. We'll focus on effective ways to keep a schedule, find an ideal place to work while you're working from home, decide how best to manage your time, and what to do when your plans fall off track. We'll also review some popular apps that can help you stay on top of your work and avoid procrastination.
Week 3 - Friday, Oct 16th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Tackle the Term Part 2: Next Steps, with Grace Ho, OTD, OTR/L
Tackle the Term: Next Steps is a workshop oriented toward graduate students and covers strategies for scheduling and executing research and open-ended work that takes place over longer periods of time.
Week 4 - Wednesday, Oct 21st, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Stress Management Basics with Counseling Services: Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP; Charisma Bartlett, Ph.D.; Denise Lin, LCSW; Naj Alikhan, LMFT; and Jane Tsang, LPCC
Come join the staff of Counseling Services as we talk about some of the most important things to know about managing your stress. We'll talk about what stress is, how to calm yourself down by calming your body's stress reactions, and how to push back against our self-criticisms. Come join us and meet the staff!
Week 5 - Friday, Oct 30th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Coping with Procrastination, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP
In this fun and engaging workshop, you'll 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."; and sign up for an optional text-based reminder system to keep the lessons from the workshop fresh.
Week 6 - Friday, Nov 6th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Calming Yourself Down Quickly, with Denise Lin, LCSW
When we get overwhelmed, it's easy to get caught up in the moment and forget some of the things that can help you feel calmer. In this fun and engaging workshop, we'll cover some strategies that you can practice, remember, and use when you need them most. Come join us!
Week 7 - Wednesday, Nov 11th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Staying Connected With Your Partner During the Pandemic, with Charisma Bartlett, Ph.D.
If you're in a romantic relationship, the pandemic may be keeping you apart from one another for longer than usual - or maybe even has you living together for the first time! Either way, it's more important than ever to find ways of creating a sense of togetherness balanced with time apart. Come join us as we talk about some ways to negotiate these healthy boundaries and communicate even more clearly about what you need from one another.
Week 8 - Friday, Nov 20th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Coping with the Blurring of Space and Time During the Pandemic, with Jane Tsang, LPCC
Our experience of time can feel warped during the pandemic - what day is it again, anyway? In part this is related to disruptions in our connections with other people. Come join us for a lively discussion of some ways of restoring some structure to our lives and revitalizing our connections to those around us.
Week 9 - Monday, Nov 23rd, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Get Moving With Behavioral Activation, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP
Behavioral Activation is a set of evidence-based techniques derived from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This approach is useful in getting ourselves to take effective action even when we don't feel like it. These techniques are useful when dealing with the paralysis that depression and anxiety can cause - or even if you're just feeling stuck and unsure how to start a task.
Week 10 - Monday, Nov 30th, 12:00 - 12:55 pm
Introduction to Mindful Awareness Practices, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP
There's a lot of hype around mindfulness - so what's it all about? Come join us for this fun and engaging experiential workshop that covers the art and science of mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices. It's a great way to stay anchored in the present moment, even when things get stressful.
Tuesdays year-round, 12:00 - 12:50 pm
Caltech Meditation Mob, with Lee H. Coleman, Ph.D., ABPP
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.
+1 (669) 900-9128 US, Meeting ID: 941 9763 1287