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.
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.
+1 (669) 900-9128 US, Meeting ID: 941 9763 1287
OT Drop-In Hours
Thursdays, April 8th - May 27, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm Pacific
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.
- April 8th - Time Management
- April 15th - Stress Management
- April 22nd - Organization Strategies
- April 29th - Procrastination Strategies
- May 6th - Adapting the Growth Mindset and Grit
- May 13th - Habits and the Change Cycle
- May 20th - Routine Management
- May 27th - Executive Functioning, Concentration, and Comprehension
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.
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.
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.
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.
Week 5 - Monday, 4/26, 12:00 - 1:00 Pacific
Conflict resolution and interpersonal problem solving
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 - Friday, 5/21, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
Senior Stress Smackdown
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
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
Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/84165642395
Week 10 - Wednesday, 6/2, 12:00 - 12:55 Pacific
How to be more resilient
Zoom webinar: https://hipaa-caltech.zoom.us/j/84937396339