Mental Health Workshops & Events

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.

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Black History Month Wellness Series

Black History Month Flier

Rest, Resilience, and Rooting in the Earth

Join the African American Mental Health Team as we center the power of rest as resistance and experience our sacred healing relationship with nature and mother earth as a Black community. Through meditation practice, reflection, and community sharing we will deepen our connection to the elements and cultivate a sense of home in our mind, body, and spirit.


Honoring Our Past, Embodying Our Present, and Envisioning Our Futures

Join the African American Mental Health Team for an opportunity to honor the stories and resilience of our Black histories, center in the wisdom of the present moment, and dream together about our futures as a Black community. Through meditation practice, reflection, and community sharing we will rest in the power of our shared legacies and cultivate restoration as we journey on toward collective liberation.

Connecting to Mental Health Support and Navigating CAPS Services for First-Gen Students

  • Dates & Zoom Info coming soon
  • Facilitated by Junichi Shimaoka, PhD

In this workshop, students will have an opportunity to connect with a CAPS mental health professional, ask questions about health services at UC Berkeley, and receive support on how to navigate CAPS services and get connected to mental health support

Vicarious Trauma and Burnout: Virtual Community Space for the School of Social Welfare

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:15pm PST
  • Facilitated by Tiffany Lin, LCSW

For information on how to join, please email the facilitator at tkhlin@berkeley.edu  

Global Connect: Virtual Support Space for International Students

  • Facilitated by Chiyon Won, PsyD and Yi Du, PhD
  • Dates and Zoom Info: Coming soon
  • No referral or pre-screening necessary for participation.

Are you an international student who wants to make friends and connect with Cal Bears across the globe? 

Global Connect is an opportunity to meet other international students in a casual, supportive, and conversational space facilitated by CAPS counselors. 

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

  • Fridays, 2:30-4PM PST
  • Dates: Coming soon
  • Zoom Info: Coming soon
  • No referral or pre-screening necessary for participation.

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

This space serves as an offering to Cal 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.

The values of this space are explicitly intersectional and anti-oppressive. Queer folks, Trans folks, Disabled folks, and BIWOC to the front!

 

 

 

CAPS SSWANA Workshops FlierVirtual SSWANA Wellness Series 

South Asian, Southwest Asian, and North African (SSWANA)

Join the SSWANA initiative, in collaboration with CAPS, as we engage in critical dialogue and discussion surrounding Anti-Blackness/ Colorism. 

Schedule & Topics

  • Anti-Blackness/ Colorism - February 19, 2021
  • Graduate Student Community Building - March 5, 2021
  • Imposter Syndrome - April 2, 2021
  • Family Roles & Obligations - May 7, 2021

Collective Healing and Liberation Space for AAPI Students

  • Dates & Zoom Links Coming Soon
  • No referral or pre-screening necessary for participation

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. 

 

The Hidden Cost of Anxiety on Academic Success

Dates & Zoom Links coming soon

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.

Estamos Unidxs: Nurturing Healing & Wellness Within and Throughout Our Comunidad 

  • Dates & Zoom Links Coming Soon

This collective healing circle is intended for Latinx students interested in building community, fostering resilience and wellbeing, and exchanging ideas about self-care practices and wellness rituals for the mind, body, and spirit. Each session will begin with a 20 min guided meditation practice for centering and grounding. 

Support Connecting to an Off-Campus Mental Health Provider

  • Dates & Zoom Link Coming Soon
  • With Alyssa Panyawai, LCSW

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

Past Events

Intended For All Students

  • Wellness in Action - April 9, May 1, May 7
  • Mindfulness at Home - April 17, April 24
  • Expanding Your Skill Set to Cope with Stress Related to COVID-19 Pandemic - April 14
  • Support Connecting got an Off-Campus Mental Health Provider - Every Tuesday from May 5 - July 28.

Intended For Black and African-American Students

  • Healing Racial Trauma: Self-Care and Wellness for the Mind, Body, and Spirit - June 19, June 26, June 30
  • Community Mental Health Check-In - June 4

Intended For Black and Indigenous Students, and Persons/Students of Color (BIPOC)

Three Session Wellness Workshop Series

  • Cultivating an Inner Refuge and Mindfulness at Home - April 24
  • Cultivating Self-Compassion, and Friendliness Toward the Self - May 1
  • Cultivating Resilience and Nurturing our Spirit - May 8
  • Radical Healing: What’s Love Got To Do With It? - July 17

Intended For Asian and Pacific Islander Students

(South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islanders, Mixed/multiethnic Asians)

  • Finding Connection with Mind-Body Exercises - April 30
  • Community Check-In: Supporting One Another in the Time of Pandemic, Xenophobia, and Remote Learning - April 28, May 5, May 12
  • Self- Compassion, Fatigue, and Grief Workshop - May 20, June 17, June 24, July 22
  • 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

Intended for Latinx Students

Estamos Unidxs: Latinx Self and Community Care for Optimal Wellbeing and Performance

  • Friday, September 11, 11:15am-12:15pm
  • Friday September 25, 11:15am-12:15pm

Collective Healing and Liberation Circle for Latinx Students: Estamos Unidxs

  • Friday October 23 & 30, November 6 & 20, December 4, 11, & 18

Intended For Muslim Students

Two-Part Wellness Workshop - April 30, May 7

Intended For Educational Opportunities Program Students

  • Five-Part Workshop Series -
    • April 17, Café Connect - Healthy Coping Skills for Managing Common Stress Responses to COVID-19
    • April 24, Coping with Anxiety and Difficult Emotions During COVID-19
    • April 30, Maintaing Social Connections and Relationships During COVID-19
    • May 8, Grief and How to Cultivate Resilience During COVID-19
    • May 15, Café Connect - Check-In & The Strength We've Built
  • The Hidden Cost of Anxiety on Academic Access - August 3, September 23, Wednesday Oct 21

Intended for Community Organizers & Activists

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

  •  2:30-4pm PST: Friday, October 16 & 23, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18

Connecting to Mental Health Support and Navigating CAPS Services: Support for First Gen/Students of Color

  • Friday, September 18, 1:15-2:15pm

Support Connecting to an Off-Campus Mental Health Provider

  • Tuesdays, Sept 1 - Sept 29 and Nov 3 - Dec 8, 4:15-5pm