Mental Health Workshops & Events

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During unique times like these, it is important to take extra time to take care of ourselves. Our counselors are providing various virtual events to help students adapt to current events.

Healing and Wellness Workshops

Fall 2020

Support Connecting to an Off-Campus Mental Health Provider

Are you looking to connect with either a therapist or psychiatrist in the community for ongoing care? Have you moved out of state or out of the country and are unsure how to utilize your SHIP insurance for mental health?

This weekly drop-in group is for students who need support connecting to a provider off campus and will be useful for both students with SHIP or with other insurance plans

The Hidden Cost of Anxiety on Academic Success

In this workshop, students will learn how anxiety is manifested, ways in which it can impact one's ability to function academically, and learn strategies and resources to cope with anxiety.

This drop-in workshop is designed for EOP/CE3 students and all UCB students who identify with non-traditional/underrepresented student populations (first gen, low-income, students of color, transfer/re-entry, student parents, veterans, former foster youth, formerly incarcerated/system impacted, undocumented)

No referral or pre-screening required.

Healing Circles

Fall 2020

Collective Healing and Liberation Circle for Latinx Students: Estamos Unidxs

Description for Collective Healing and Liberation Circle for Latinx Students: Estamos Unidxs

This circle is intended for Latinx-identified students as an opportunity to center the healing of our individual and collective wellbeing in solidarity and supportive community. The aim is to co-create a mutually supportive space that will enable students to be seen, heard, affirmed, celebrated, and healed. In an effort to stay rooted in our fullest selfs, each session will begin with a 20-30 min guided meditation practice for centering and grounding. This circle is designed to hold space for vulnerability, authentic connection, and courageous conversations as we endeavor to unpack the nuances and complexities of intersectionality, collective racial trauma, and how xenophobia, implicit bias, microaggressions, and anti-Black racism operates institutionally and culturally. We will explore the effects that complex trauma has on our health, and how it can be stored in different parts of our being (mental, emotional, physical, spiritual). We will engage in deeper reflection about our sphere of influence and mutual commitment to create collaboration, belonging and accountability. The aim is to facilitate nurturing healing within and throughout our comunidad by way of community healing, connecting with cultural roots, collective reflection, empathic presence, and authentic connection. We will discuss and exchange ideas about radical acts of love and compassion, self-care practices, and wellness rituals for the mind, body, and spirit. 

No referral or pre-screening is necessary for participation. The values of this space are explicitly intersectional and anti-oppressive.

 

 

Collective Healing and Grounding Space for Community Organizers / Activists: We Out Here

All sessions are from 2:30-4pm PST

Description for Collective Healing and Grounding Space for Community Organizers / Activists: We Out Here

This space serves as an offering to UC Berkeley community members invested and involved in actions that contribute to our sense of freedom, justice, and liberation.  Here, self- and community-care can be positioned as essential to the sustainability of our beings, our labor, and the longevity of our movements. Collectively, we can foster a safe, confidential space for exploring and practicing healing methods compatible with our resistance strategies, as well as our visions of healthier and freer futures for our communities. This might also involve compassionately uprooting the forms of oppression that infiltrate liberatory movements, and contribute to physical, psychological, and spiritual exhaustion. We hope this space affirms the need for organizers / activists to release, refresh, and replenish in order to keep pressing forward.

No referral or pre-screening is necessary for participation. The values of this space are explicitly intersectional and anti-oppressive. Queer folks, Trans folks, Disabled folks, and BIWOC to the front!

 

 

 

CAPS Collective Healing and Liberation Space for AAPI Students

  • Wednesday, October 21 & 28, 1:15-2:30pm PST
  • Tuesday, November 3, 10, and 17, 4:30-6pm PST

Description for CAPS Collective Healing and Liberation Space for AAPI Students

The aim is for this space to enable students to feel affirmed, honored, supported, and most of all, SEEN, through these challenging times as we try to understand what healing looks like for us and our communities.  This is a gathering space for AAPI (Asian/Asian American/ Pacific Islander/South Asian/Southeast Asian) identified students who are looking for support and connection to cope with the upcoming election, sociopolitical climate, and for those who are invested in addressing anti-Black racism within themselves, their families, and broader AAPI communities. This space will also include support to cope with xenophobia, anti-immigration policies, and family, financial, and other COVID-19 related racism and stressors through connecting with cultural roots, collective witnessing, wisdom sharing, radical self-care, and community healing. 

No referral or pre-screening is necessary for participation.