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Wellness Skills Groups
The Wellness Skills Program offers a series of brief groups designed to help students enhance wellness and develop personal, academic, and social skills.
To sign up for a group, or for more information, call (310) 825-0768 or visit us at John Wooden Center West.
Biofeedback Training Mindful Pathways to Wellness
Biofeedback combines modern technology and ancient wisdom Ancient spiritual traditions have recognized mindfulness as a
A Department of Student Affairs
to increase awareness of subtle physiological indicators of stress. powerful pathway towards enhanced well-being. Mindfulness-
Learn how to recognize early signs of distress and utilize feedback based psychological techniques are effective for coping with Workshops for International Students
from electronic devices to restore inner calm. The latest innovation
in biofeedback, heart-rate variability feedback, is effective in
difficulties in life and in improving the overall quality of life. Learn
basic principles of mindfulness and practice a variety of ways of
Wednesday Wellness Workshops Friendships in the U.S.
UCLA students can just drop in! Tuesday, November 6
reducing stress and improving intellectual, emotional and physical being in the present moment. 10:00-11:30am – Bradley Hall
functioning. All Wednesday Wellness Workshops are 45-minutes in length and free. No prior registration required. Dashew Center Suite 106
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm, Three Sessions
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm, Three Sessions Section One: October 16 – October 30 AAP Ashe CPO ORL GSRC Want to make more friends in the U.S.? Want to
Campbell Hall 4th Floor Student Activities Center Freshmen 15 Series Student Activities Center increase your understanding of social norms in
Section One: October 23 – November 6 Section Two: November 6 – November 20 Room 1224 Large Conference Room Room 105D De Neve Sycamore Room B-Level America? Want to learn communication skills
Section Two: November 13 – November 27 2:00-3:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 6:00-7:00pm 7pm-8pm Conference Room 4 that are commonly used in America? Come and
Moving Beyond The Pain Date
5:00-6:00pm learn ways to make friends and expand your social
Break the Cycle of Anxiety Have you been experiencing debilitating pain that has negatively
Graduate Students Only network in American culture!
From Stress to Success:
Are you feeling overwhelmed by academic pressures and other Essentials of Time
Dating at UCLA
impacted your life? This group is for students with migraine 10/10 1st Generation
stressful circumstances? This group is for students who want to Management
Wednesday, November 14
headaches, sports injuries, chronic illness, etc. whom want to Adjustment
learn about anxiety and how to manage it. Join this group to learn 10:00-11:30am – Bradley Hall
reclaim their lives from pain. The structured skills group teaches Sustainable Healthy From Stress to Success:
Art of Sleeping: Procrastination and Dashew Center Suite 106
and practice a variety of anxiety management tools. 10/17 Eating: 1st Generation
cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and mindfulness-based pain The ABC’s of Zzz’s Perfectionism
Feeling confused with dating in America? Want to
Back to Basics Adjustment
Fridays, 2:00-3:00, Three Sessions management strategies. be more comfortable dating at UCLA? Come join us
If You Loved Me: to learn about American dating norms, healthy ways
Section One: October 19 – November 2 Boosting Test Art of Sleeping:
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm, Three Sessions 10/24
Stress Less Dating & Domestic
The ABC’s of Zzz’s to communicate with your date and safe dating tips.
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm, Three Sessions Section One: November 6 - November 20
Section Two: November 7 – November 21 Workshops for LGBT Students
Overcoming Procrastination 10/31 Mood Matters
In conjunction with the LGBT Center and co-
Building Social Confidence If your procrastination has become problematic or embarrassing, sponsored by Delta Lambda Phi, a progressive
This group is for students who would like to learn practical ways this group can offer some help. Explore reasons behind excessive Achieving School/Life Achieving School/Life Responding to Distressed men’s fraternity, CAPS is proud to present a series
11/7 Stress Less
of workshops available specifically to the LGBT
to meet more people and feel more confident in social situations. procrastination and discuss the costs involved through this Balance Balance and Distressing Students
Participants will be encouraged to identify social fears and related structured and supportive group. Learn and practice specific tools to
The following workshops will be held in the CAPS
self-defeating patterns and practice effective social skills in a create realistic goals, manage time better and increase productivity.
supportive group setting. Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm, Three Sessions Workshop Objectives Large Conference Room (1402)
Essentials of Time Management
Fridays, 2:00-3:00pm, Three Sessions Section One: October 23 – November 6 Achieving School/Life Balance Mood Matters Tuesday, October 23, 6pm-7pm
Section One: October 19 – November 2 Section Two: November 13 – November 27 ▪Dispel common myths regarding school/life balance ▪Understand the impact of mood on well-being Achieving Academic Success
▪Learn how to prioritize your valued activities ▪Identify factors that influence and amplify mood Tuesday, October 30, 6pm-7pm
Discuss: Communication Skills for Couples The Art of Public Speaking ▪Improve time management skills ▪Learn strategies to improve mood and well-being
Drugs, Alcohol, and Decision-Making
Has your relationship been threatened due to poor communication, If you dread speaking in public, you are not alone. Many Americans Art of Sleeping: ABC’s of Zzz’s Procrastination and Perfectionism Tuesday, November 6, 6pm-7pm
miscommunication, or no communication? This group is for rate speaking in public as one of their top fears, yet being a ▪Understand some of the myths about sleep ▪Identify the reasons why we procrastinate
students who want to improve their communication within successful student requires speaking in public, whether in social ▪Identify factors that contribute to your poor sleep ▪Understand the connection between perfectionism Workshops for Bruin Guardian Scholars
▪Apply strategies to sleep faster and more soundly and procrastination
romantic relationships. Join to learn about how to communicate in or academic settings. Join this supportive group if you would like ▪Learn strategies to reduce procrastination and increase Through a partnership with the Bruin Resource
ways that will improve relationship quality overall and how to argue to learn effective tools for managing public speaking anxiety and Boosting Test Performance productivity
Center, CAPS is offering a series of workshops
▪Identify and fill gaps in test preparation specifically for students in the Bruins Guardian
in ways that are not destructive to the relationship. Both currently speaking publicly with greater comfort. Responding to Distressed Scholars program.
▪Acquire specific skills in managing test-taking anxiety
partnered and currently single students are welcome. Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, Three Sessions ▪Identify effective test-taking strategies and Distressing Students Locations to be determined.
▪Identify various types of distress in students
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm, Three sessions Section One: October 25 – November 8 Essentials of Time Management ▪Understand how to respond to students in distress Boosting Test Performance
▪Evaluate your current allocation of time Thursday, October 18th, 4:30-6:00pm
Section One: October 23 – November 6 ▪Gain comfort in consulting with and referring students
▪Apply specific time management skills
Say Goodnight to Insomnia ▪Derive a realistic plan to utilize time more effectively
to campus resources Managing Relationships at Home
Make Peace with Food Sleep — it’s essential to your health! This group will teach you Stress Less Thursday, November 8th, 4:30-6:00pm
Do you find yourself stuck in a pattern of chronic dieting or trying strategies to improve the quality and efficiency of your sleep. Learn From Stress to Success: ▪Understand stress, as well as its benefits and costs
1st Generation Adjustment Workshops for Parenting Students
to gain control over eating? This 3-session skills group focuses on new ways of thinking that not only improve sleep but reduce stress. ▪Explore stressors related to first-year transition
▪Identify self-defeating ways of coping with stress
▪Learn specific healthy ways of coping with stress
challenging what you think you know about what you should eat Stress Less Parenting
Tuesday, 2:00-3:00pm, Three Sessions
▪Learn coping strategies for managing adjustment stress
and reconnecting you with your body’s natural ability to guide food ▪Discover learning strategies for academic success Sustainable Healthy: Eating: Back to Basics Wednesday, November 14, 6:45-8:15pm
Section One: October 16 – October 30 ▪Examine beliefs about healthy diets
choices and portion sizes. ▪Discuss skills to manage adjustment stress Explore stressors related to parenting as a UCLA
Section Two: November 6 – November 20 ▪Increase appetite awareness student, discuss positive coping strategies for
If You Loved Me
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00pm, Three Sessions ▪Define aspects of a “healthy” relationship
▪Learn to respond to internal versus external eating cues parents. and learn about other campus community
parenting resources. Co-sponsored by Bruin Resource
Section One: October 31 – November 14 ▪Provide strategies to improve communication
Center and UCLA Recreation. Refreshments and child
▪Identify signs of abuse care will be available.
Confidential Individual Counseling • Group Counseling • Urgent Walk-In • Psychiatric Care • Sexual Assault Services • 24 Hour Access Confidential Individual Counseling • Group Counseling • Urgent Walk-In • Psychiatric Care • Sexual Assault Services • 24 Hour Access
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Group days and times are determined by the needs of its members. All therapy groups require prior registration.
To sign up for a group, or for more information, call (310) 825-0768 or visit us at John Wooden Center West.
Campus Assault Resources & Education
www.counseling.ucla.edu/care • 24-hour support (310) 825-0768
CARE provides prevention and response services for students who are victims of violent crimes. Located
AAPI Graduate Support Group Dissertation Writer’s Group Healing in the Black Family Managing Emotions Skills Group within CAPS, the CARE Program is a safe place for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and
AAPI Masters or Ph.D. candidates can join this Are you a graduate student wanting a safe and This support group is designed as a space for This group is designed to teach students stalking to get support, consultation, and to have a confidential place to talk. You can get help without
group to further a broad range of personal supportive place to discuss issues and challenges students in the African American community to skills to manage and regulate intense
formally reporting an assault or requesting formal treatment.
and professional development goals such as regarding the Thesis or Dissertation writing process? explore their cultural and ethnic identity and gain emotions more effectively. The goal of this
managing graduate school expectations, advisory Topics discussed include procrastination, writing understanding of how African American family and educational group is to learn and refine To access a CARE Counselor: Call (310) 825-0768, utilize our Walk-In Services, or contact our Care Manager,
relationships, networking, family and romantic blocks, perfectionism, time management, confidence cultural dynamics impact current relationships. skills in changing behavioral, emotional and
Deborah Green, L.C.S.W. – email@example.com.
relationships, and AAPI identity concerns. issues and conflicts with peers and professors. Participant will also learn effective ways to thinking patterns associated with problems in
connect and communicate with others in their living that are causing misery and distress www.counseling.ucla.edu/care provides detailed information regarding what to do immediately following a
Anger Management Finding Focus lives and attain personal and academic goals.
rape or sexual assault, how to help a family member or friend who has been victimized, or for resources and
Learn how to express anger successfully Need help with concentration problems, ADHD Moving Forward: Substance Use Group
(without scaring others), make yourself heard and other academic difficulties? This group will International Students This confidential, brief group is for students prevention education.
(without the headache) and master self control help identify academic strengths and weaknesses; Dialogue and Support Group who would like help examining their current
Advocacy and support are available for UCLA students to understand their rights and options. A Student
(without over-heating). Members will learn understand how to maximize attention, In this group, international students share personal use patterns, setting goals to alter use habits,
valuable skills for managing the escalation concentration and memory; improve your stories about their life in the US and at UCLA. We will and taking steps to modify using behaviors. Care Manager can assist students in finding resources and can serve as an advocate for students who are
of anger, for improving communication, academic performance skills; decrease anxiety and address various topics including your experience attempting to navigate legal, criminal, and university judicial systems, and connect students to other campus
and for learning effective self-assertion. manage stress; and manage personal, social and of adapting to the US culture, missing family and Overcoming Social Anxiety resources. A Student Care Manager can be reached by email at CRTeam@ucla.edu.
campus support to improve college success. friends, academic challenges, making friends with Are you uncomfortable in social situations? This
Being in the Moment:
A Mindful Awareness Group Gay/Bi Men’s Therapy Group
domestic students and other areas of your interest. group helps students overcome anxiety in a variety
of social situations, including speaking in groups,
CARE Prevention & Education Workshops
Learn how to reduce your stress, regulate your mood, Support and skill-building for gay and bisexual Keep Your Calm initiating and maintaining conversations, meeting Blame it on the Alcohol: Sex
improve your concentration, and enhance your mental men. This group addresses issues unique to the This follow-up group is open to students who have new people, going to parties, and being assertive. and the Morning After Sex and Safety:
and physical health with this intensive 8 week group well being of gay and bisexual men. Objectives completed a previous anxiety group (Breaking This structured skills group utilizes cognitive-
A workshop on sexual assault prevention.
that will train you in the ancient practice of mindful of the group include developing better Free From Anxiety, Overcoming Social Anxiety, or behavioral and acceptance based approaches What You Need to Know
awareness. Group sessions will involve training in communication and relationship skills, improving Living Free of OCD). Members will continue the to help you become more involved socially. Limited space available.
Learn the definition of sexual consent, sexual
sitting, walking, and eating meditation and will self esteem, increasing social support, and defining process of developing and practicing strategies Please contact Armando Flores at
safety tips, and discover the resources available
help you to develop a daily mindfulness practice. a comfortable level of self-community connection. to challenge emotion driven and avoidance Pathways Through Grief: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
behaviors. This structured-skills group will Support and Education to you if a sexual assault is committed.
Between Worlds Gender Identity Spectrum Support Group focus on continuing emotional exposures and Have you experienced an important loss? This CAPS Large Conference Room 1402
CAPS Large Conference Room 1402
AAPI undergraduate students can join this group For students who are exploring and/or identify as mindfulness practice within group and identifying group provides opportunities for sharing personal Wednesday, October 3, 4pm
to discuss a variety of personal concerns, for transgender, gender fluid, and gender nonconforming opportunities to apply these skills outside group. grief experiences while also receiving support Thursday, November 15, 6pm
Covel Grand Horizon Ballroom:
example, how to manage social-family-personal in their identity and expression. Relevant issues to from others who have lost a loved one. This
expectations, identify personal strengths, enhance be addressed include: challenges around coming Lesbian/Bi Women’s Therapy Group group will help you to identify different aspects Monday, October 22, 8pm Know Your Power: Self Defense
communication, deepen relationships, and out to oneself and others, negotiating gendered Support and skill-building for lesbian and of your grief experience and develop personal Monday, October 29, 8pm Build awareness of sexual assault risk factors,
increase practices for effectiveness in daily life. environments, establishing identity-affirming bisexual women. The group will address issues approaches to addressing emotions of grief. Monday, November 5, 8pm strengthen your assertiveness skills to embolden
relationships, coping with sexual minority stress unique to lesbian and bisexual women, as well
Breaking Free From Anxiety and gender binary norms, accessing health and as more general concerns. Objectives of the Recovering From Depression your power, and learn self-defense techniques
Are you coping with any form of anxiety including social services supportive of transgender people, group include developing better communication Have you lost interest in things you used If You Loved Me: Dating and to help you respond to a variety of situations.
chronic worry, social anxiety, obsessive thoughts, addressing issues related to the transitioning and relationship skills, improving self esteem, to enjoy, been feeling down, fatigued, or Domestic Violence Workshop This workshop meets the requirement for the
health related worry, and panic attacks? This structured process and adjustment to a new social identity. increasing social support, and defining a extremely unmotivated to do what you need
October is dating/domestic violence UC mandated sexual assault prevention and
skills group uses cognitive-behavioral and acceptance comfortable level of self-community connection. to do? Group members will learn strategies
based strategies to help break the cycle of anxiety. Graduate Students of Color to modify both cognitive and behavioral awareness month. Please support. education training for students that did not attend
Support Group Living Free of OCD patterns associated with depression as well new student orientation. Please contact CAPS for
Confiar: Latino Support Group De Neve Sycamore Room
Join this support group for incoming and returning Are you struggling with intrusive or obsessive as improve functioning and quality of life. available dates and times occurring during the
Confiar (to trust) is a support group where Latino graduate students of color that is designed to thoughts? Having trouble getting through your Wednesday, October 24, 7pm
students can discuss and share issues that are increase connection, self-empowerment, and day without engaging in rituals or compulsions to Relationship Group fall quarter. Co-sponsored by UCLA Recreation.
relevant to their educational successes and advocacy as students academically advance help manage your anxiety? Do you feel anxious or For students who want to deepen self-
Sproul Lecture Room (110A)
challenges in the context of their cultural and in a professional, multicultural world. overwhelmed if you cannot complete these actions? understanding and relationships skills. This group
personal experiences. Topics will include navigating will help you search for meaningful interpersonal Tuesday, October 16; 5:30-7:00pm
cultural contexts, family relationships, identity, Graduate Students Therapy Group Maintaining Healthy Lifestyles relationships, find effective ways to connect and Tuesday, November 6; 5:30-7:00pm
dating, work, stigma, discrimination, and the Many graduate students have expressed feelings of Problems with alcohol and drugs can negatively affect communicate with others, and understand what
impact of these issues on their UCLA experience. isolation and loneliness when they devote their energy
to securing their future while struggling to balance
performance and progress in school as well as other
areas in life. Explore how the use of alcohol and drugs
may be preventing you from achieving these goals. CARE Certificate Training Program
This 10-hour sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking prevention and student support training
Disordered Eating I their lives. The specific focus of the group will be may be impacting your life, how they influence your Seeking Balance
Develop skills for creating a healthier lifestyle, determined by member’s needs with an emphasis on behavior, and ways to reduce reoccurring problems. Seeking Balance is designed for students who is offered to committed student leaders interested in taking a stand against gender-based violence in
challenging destructive behaviors and enhancing the special needs and issues of graduate students. would like to improve their ability to monitor and the UCLA community and making a commitment to intervening as a bystander when the potential for
relationships. This group is designed to help Maintaining Mood manage symptoms of bipolar disorder through the violence occurs. In this training students, will complete each of the above workshops to learn psychological
members understand the relationships among Healing After Sexual Assault This structured skills group is available for students use of cognitive and behavioral coping strategies.
and physical self defense strategies, key bystander intervention principles to prevent violence, and
disordered eating and relationships, weight and shape The group is designed for women who have who have already completed Recovering from Symptoms of mood instability might include
concerns, situational triggers and personal factors. experienced sexual assault or abuse, either during Depression and want to continue to work on extremes in mood such as manic/hypomanic how to respond and support students who have been victimized, including information on medical &
childhood or as an adult. This group will provide improving and maintaining their mood in a group symptoms, or rapid or unpredictable shifts in mood. psychological treatment options, and reporting options available to students. Co-s ponsored by USAC,
Disordered Eating II a safe space to share experiences, connect with format. Members will practice skills designed to Active Minds and Clothesline Project.
This follow-up group is open to students who others, and receive support in the healing process. help manage low mood and minimize the impact The Social Group
are committed to continuing the process of of mood on academic functioning and social life. Do you feel like you just don’t understand how other Please RSVP to email@example.com or online via MyUCLA.
developing healthier eating, exercising, coping people seem to communicate with each other so
and relational skills. Members enhance their easily? This is a supportive and friendly space for CAPS Large Conference Room 1402 – Must attend both sessions
skills for creating a healthier lifestyle, challenging social development. Students with Asperger’s and Saturday, October, 27th from 9-5pm
destructive behaviors and improving relationships. similar concerns will find this work especially helpful. Sunday October 28th from 9-12pm