Want to learn new ideas on how to manage your stress, manage worry thoughts, or understand emotions? Attend free, drop-in workshops to learn coping strategies to: enhance well-being, manage a range of emotions, and increase stress management skills. No sign-up is necessary.
If you will be referring your class to a Wellness Workshop being held on a specific day/time, please contact Dr. Jill Kapil (email@example.com), Wellness Workshops coordinator, 2 or more weeks in advance, to ensure sufficient materials are available for the presentation.
Art of Wellness
Stressed out? Need to unwind? Drop in and join us for a relaxing, fun, creative wellness activity! No experience, materials, or artistic ability required. Learn more about Art of Wellness.
Learn how to understand and accept your emotions. Develop skills to increase positive emotional experiences. Take a look at our Mood Wellness handouts.
Identify how stress impacts you; increase skills to lower stress. Check out our Stress Wellness materials.
Learn how your thoughts impact your mood and behavior. Gain skills to modify negative thoughts and beliefs. View our Thought Wellness handouts.
Learn common myths and patterns of sleep. Learn sleep hygiene skills to improve your sleep. Check out our Sleep Wellness handouts.
All groups are free and confidential to CSUF students.
Please note: All students must have an up-to-date assessment appointment prior to scheduling a group screening. An assessment appointment can be scheduled by contacting CAPS at (657) 278-3040.
Getting Over the Hump: Relaxation Wednesdays
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Too busy to relax? Unsure how to relax? Don’t want to relax alone? Too much work and not enough time for ourselves can result in
increased physical and mental health struggles. Sometimes finding time for ourselves can be difficult; join this group and have built-in
time to relax and engage in self-care without worrying about “wasting time.” This support group is designed to increase members’
understanding of the negative effects of stress and provide opportunity to develop relaxation strategies via interactive instruction.
Connections of the HeART
Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This 90-minute group encourages members to build caring, genuine interpersonal connections through the process of creative art - making.
Members are encouraged to express themselves through their art and words as a means of building support, processing
emotional and relational struggles, and tapping into their own strengths. The goal is not to make “good art,” but to use the creative
process as a vehicle for personal exploration and development. No previous experience with art or art-making is required—just an
openness to participating in the creative process as a means of personal growth.
Grief and Loss
Fridays, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Losing someone close to us can be incredibly difficult, as it can lead to unexpected thoughts/feelings and cause us to question aspects
of ourselves, others, and life more generally. It can be difficult to seek out needed support during the grieving process, particularly
when it feels as though nobody “gets it.” This group is designed to provide a safe space for those who have lost a loved one to
share their struggles with others who have experienced a similar loss.