Drop-In Workshops

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION NOTICE

To support physical distancing benefits in regards to the spread of COVID-19, the remaining CCS Drop-in Workshops scheduled for Winter Term 2020 have been cancelled. 

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 university information at https://www.ualberta.ca/services/health-centre/coronavirus-info/index.html.


 

Our drop-in workshops are casual seminars that give you a chance to learn about a mental health topic while interacting with a mental health professional and your peers. Workshops focus on common psychological concerns like depression and anxiety. Our workshops will help you to understand a particular mental health issue and teach you practical strategies to deal with it. Please note that attending an Initial Consultation is not required to access our Drop-In Workshops. 

We encourage students to register online; however drop-in attendance is welcome. All U of A students and staff are welcome to attend our drop-in workshops free of charge.

 Anxiety Management

Addressing Anxious Thoughts

Find yourself dwelling on "what-ifs"? Worrying about the worst-case scenario? How we talk to ourselves has a big impact on how anxious we feel. Learn how to address the mind's responses to anxiety by identifying and challenging anxious thinking.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - CANCELLED

Managing Perfectionism

Learn about the etiology, types, and contributing factors of perfectionism, and begin to apply strategies that can help overcome the costly aspects of perfectionism.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - CANCELLED

 

Mood & Wellness

Cultivating Self-Compassion

Have you ever thought of treating yourself as well as you treat others? Learn to build a better relationship with yourself, practice self-kindness, and face life's challenges through compassion.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - CANCELLED

Happiness: Moving to Wellness

Learn about the importance of sleep and exercise, and strategies to practice self-care and gratitude. In this workshop, participants will learn how to focus on what went well, and other techniques designed to assist and promote living a meaningful life.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - CANCELLED

Managing Stress

Do you feel overworked and overwhelmed? Find out how stress may be impacting your health, and learn strategies to feel better and function more effectively.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - CANCELLED

Understanding Depression & Addressing Unhelpful Thinking Patterns

Understand depression and how your thinking can contribute to low mood. Identify unhelpful thinking patterns and learn adaptive, realistic strategies designed to help replace problematic thoughts through practical activities and discussion.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - CANCELLED

 

Mindfulness

Yoga for Mental Hygiene

This ongoing weekly mindfulness yoga drop-in class is designed for students who are looking to develop or complement their existing wellness strategies for dealing with academic and life stress, and prolonged sitting and computer use. Both restorative and simple sequences of postures, yoga breathing exercises, and meditation will be offered to help restore the mind and body to a more balanced, whole state and provide ideas for effective study breaks and self-care. The arc of the class will take the practitioner through the simulation of a healthy daily rhythm-calming and centering, activation and finding the edge, restoration and integration.

Facilitator: Dr. Steve Knish, Yoga Instructor RYT-200, Psychologist, CCS

CANCELLED for the remainder of the term

Yoga for Peace of Mind

This weekly mindfulness yoga drop-in class is designed for students who are looking to develop or complement their wellness strategies. Meditation, breathing exercises and yoga postures that allow for the cultivation of mindful awareness will help you quiet your mind to promote balanced mood and improved energy. This class will also address the physical consequences of prolonged study and computer use and leave participants with ideas for effective study breaks and self-care.

Facilitator: Dr. Steve Knish, Yoga Instructor RYT-200, Psychologist, CCS

CANCELLED for the remainder of the term


Workshops for Faculty & Staff

Please check back for workshops dedicated to helping faculty and staff.

 Learn about other training opportunities that focus on mental health through the Community Social Work Team.

Upcoming Workshops