Virtual Workshops

VIRTUAL WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

The UCC is happy to offer a number of virtual workshops to support our students.
 
Please see below to learn more about workshops being offered and how to join. You are welcome to join as many workshops as you’d like.
 
UCC Virtual Workshops utilize Zoom Video Conferencing. Please download Zoom prior to joining a workshop.

 
Please note: Access to UCC Virtual Wellness Workshops is limited to University of Pittsburgh students. To receive a Zoom link and password, students must register using their Pitt email. All workshops will be locked after 15 minutes.
 

Virtual Workshops: Fall 2020

Academic Performance Skills

This workshop is designed to assist students with preparation to perform successfully in an academic environment. Participants will learn and cultivate practical mental skills and strategies for enhancing academic performance on a consistent basis during these unprecedented times.

August 24th at 2p Click here to register!
 September 7th at 2p Click here to register!
 September 21st at 2p Canceled
 October 5th at 2p Click here to register!
 October 19th at 2p Click here to register!
 November 2nd at 2p Click here to register!
 November 16th at 2p Click here to register!
ACT Meaningfully: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

In this workshop, participants will learn the basic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

August 28th at 1p  Click here to register!
 September 11th at 1p  Click here to register!
 September 25th at 1p  Click here to register!
 October 9th at 1p  Click here to register!
 October 23rd at 1p  Click here to register!
 November 6th at 1p  Click here to register!
 November 20th at 1p  Click here to register!
Building an Anti-Racist Toolkit

This is a White therapist-led discussion group for White and non-Black students of color to discuss active, tangible ways they can support the Black community. Students will discuss how to cultivate anti-racist attitudes, skills, and behaviors.

August 17th at 6p Click here to register!
 August 31st at 6p Click here to register!
 September 14th at 6p Click here to register!
 September 28th at 6p Click here to register!
 October 12th at 6p Click here to register!
 October 26th at 6p Click here to register!
 November 9th at 6p Click here to register!
Calming Your Thoughts

This workshop will examine unhealthy thought patterns and their impact on emotions and behaviors. Additionally, students will learn how to engage in cognitive restructuring to cope with their negative thoughts. Lastly, the impact of core beliefs will be explored.

September 10th at 5p Click here to register!
 September 24th at 5p Click here to register!
 October 8th at 5p Click here to register!
 October 22nd at 5p Click here to register!
 November 5th at 5p Click here to register!
 November 19th at 5p Click here to register!
Embracing Your Whole Self

Do you spend more time than you would like thinking about how you look or how others think you look? Does this seem to get in the way of socializing and living your daily life? Do you want to have a more positive view of your physical appearance? This workshop will focus on embracing who you are and how you look.

 September 14th at 11a Click here to register!
 September 28th at 11a Click here to register!
 October 12th at 11am Click here to register!
 October 26th at 11am Click here to register!
 November 9th at 11am Click here to register!
Facing White Fragility

This is a White therapist-led discussion group for White-identified students to explore what it means to be White. Students will be supported as they examine ways they have benefitted from white privilege, and discuss common concerns and challenges that come along with becoming anti-racist.

August 28th at 6p Click here to register!
 September 7th at 6p Click here to register!
 September 21st at 6p Click here to register!
 October 5th at 6p Cancelled
 October 19th at 6p Click here to register!
 November 2nd at 6p Click here to register!
 November 16th at 6p Click here to register!
Healthy Relationships & Communication

Come learn about qualities of healthy relationships and strategies for building them with friends, family members, classmates, and partners.

Healthy Coping Skills

This workshop aims to help students cope with the demands of college. You will learn how you cope when faced with stress. Additionally, this workshop will teach healthy coping skills including coping while social distancing.

August 26th at 11a Click here to register!
 September 9th at 11a Click here to register!
 September 23rd at 11a Click here to register!
 October 7th at 11a Click here to register!
 October 21st at 11a Click here to register!
 November 4th at 11a Click here to register!
 November 18th at 11a Click here to register!
I Just Can't Get Over It

In this one-hour educational workshop, students will learn the definition of trauma and the impact it has on the mind and body. Students will also learn strategies and techniques for coping in a healthy manner towards a place of healing.

All identities are welcome. Please have a few blank sheets of paper and writing/drawing implements of your choice on hand.

August 25th at 4p Click here to register!
 September 8th at 4p Click here to register!
 September 22nd at 4p Canceled
 October 6th at 4p Click here to register!
 October 20th at 4p Click here to register!
 November 3rd at 4p Click here to register!
 November 17th at 4p Click here to register!
International Tea Time

Come join us via Zoom for this virtual tea time hangout! UCC staff will lead a discussion on some of the challenges facing our international students during this difficult time. Students will have an opportunity to share their experiences and support each other.

August 19th at 2p  Click here to register!
 September 2nd at 2p  Click here to register!
 September 16th at 2p  Click here to register!
 September 30th at 2p  Click here to register!
 October 14th at 2p  Click here to register!
 October 28th at 2p  Click here to register!
 November 11th at 2p  Click here to register!
Maintaining Emotional Balance

The purpose of this workshop is to learn simple and effective skills to help you regulate your body’s response to stress. By the end of the workshop, students should be able to have a basic understanding of how the body responds to stress and begin developing a coping toolbox.

September 4th at 11a Click here to register!
 September 18th at 11a Click here to register!
 October 2nd at 11a Click here to register!
 October 16th at 11a Click here to register!
 October 30th at 11a Click here to register!
 November 13th at 11a Click here to register!
Managing Racial Stress and Trauma for Black Students

When discussing the impact of racism, it is easy to overlook the psychological harm it can do to its victims. In this group, students of color can will learn to identify the symptoms of race-related stress and racial trauma and how it impacts them. Likewise, students will be able to identify ways of managing their racialized distress to improve self-care.

August 17th at 4p Click here to register!
 August 31st at 4p  Click here to register!
 September 14th at 4p  Click here to register!
 September 28th at 4p  Click here to register!
 October 12th at 4p  Click here to register!
 October 26th at 4p  Click here to register!
 November 9th at 4p  Click here to register!
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

This workshop is designed to help students learn mindfulness skills that can improve wellbeing and self-compassion. Additionally, students will explore negative thoughts that can impede their overall sense of self and learn ways to incorporate self-compassion into their lives.

Self-Care as Social Justice for Students of Color

The late, great Audre Lorde said, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation…”

College is hard enough on its own. Adding micro-aggressions and invalidating experiences into the mix can make life miserable. Join us each week for an hour of reflection and resistance. Connect with like-minded peers as we discuss how to navigate challenging campus, community, national, and global cultures; & how we can take care of our physical, mental, and emotional selves when our environment is disaffirming.

August 24th at 4p  Click here to register!
 September 7th at 4p  Click here to register!
 September 21st at 4p  Click here to register!
 October 5th at 4p  Click here to register!
 October 19th at 4p  Canceled
 November 2nd at 4p  Click here to register!
 November 16th at 4p  Click here to register!
Staying Well While Staying In: A Collective Guide to Wellness

This wellness workshop is designed to help students continue to maintain holistic wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. This workshop focuses on the 8 dimensions of wellness including: emotional, social, spiritual, physical, intellectual, occupational, financial, and environmental. Additionally, this workshop includes information and resources from our Student Affairs partners that are dedicated to your success and well-being.

 

Self-Care 101

Maya Angelou's quip to self-care was, "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others." Even, and especially, as we tackle the mounting pressures of college life, taking care of ourselves is vital. Join us for an hour of learning how to rebalance, restore, and rejuvenate ourselves. Connect with other folks as we discuss how to expand our personalized toolbox of self-nourishing and -empowering activities. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

September 3rd at 5p Click here to register!
 September 17th at 5p Click here to register!
 October 1st at 5p Click here to register!
 October 15th at 5p Click here to register!
 October 29th at 5p Click here to register!
 November 12th at 5p Click here to register!
So, this is College?

So, this is college?

It sure is! College is a lot more than majors and classes, tests and homework, friend and parties. College is a time for you to grow and flourish into the person you're going to be. The transition can be tough...it is a lot to handle at once! This workshop is designed for first semester freshman students to not only learn about study strategies, stress management skills, and how to manage their own emotions, but all the other things that come with college, like laundry, finances, making friends, and discovering who you are.

September 1st at 2p Click here to register!
 September 15th at 2p Click here to register!
 September 29th at 2p Click here to register!
 October 13th at 2p Click here to register!
 October 27th at 2p Click here to register!
 November 10th at 2p Click here to register!
Stress Management Skills

This workshop will help students learn the difference between chronic stress and healthy stress. Additionally, students will learn about the various indicators of stress including behavioral, cognitive, physical and emotional. Lastly, students will explore stress management techniques.

August 27th at 3p Click here to register!
 September 10th at 3p Click here to register!
 September 24th at 3p Canceled
 October 8th at 3p Click here to register!
 October 22nd at 3p Click here to register!
 November 5th at 3p Click here to register!
 November 19th at 3p Click here to register!

 

Peer-led Virtual Workshops: Fall 2020

Coping Skills during COVID-19

This is a peer-led workshop in collaboration with the UCC. Peers from Active Minds will be facilitating this workshop. Coping Skills during COVID-19 gives students and opportunity to discuss ways to adjust and adapt self-care and coping skills to the quarantine-induced changes in day to day life. Some key topics include routines, various aspects of wellness, managing news consumption, and maintaining communication.

 
Please note: This workshop will not be held on September 25, 2020.