February 19, 2023 STU

Today: Counseling Center Sponsoring Workshop to Reduce Emotional Distress!

Event Timing: Saturday, February 25th, 2023 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Event Location: Murphy Room, Lombardo Student Center
Contact information: Amanda Groves (216) 397-4943 or agroves@jcu.edu

Join fellow students to learn skills for understanding and managing emotions, enhancing cognitive flexibility and reducing anxiety and depression symptoms. Counseling Center staff will guide the group through a day of learning and application of skills (not therapy but a day to learn from the experts).
Lunch will be provided. Those completing the full workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.

What will I learn?
Students will be able to…

Understand the functional nature of primary emotions (fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt, and shame)

Identify and label emotions they are experiencing

Break down emotional experiences into three parts (thoughts, feelings, behaviors/ behavioral urges)

Identify automatic negative thoughts and highlight the interacting relationship with emotions and behaviors

Generate more flexible interpretations for automatic negative thoughts, judgements, and interpretations

Practice present moment awareness and acceptance of emotional experiences

Generate a plan for future practice of skills learned

Identify emotion-driven behaviors and generate adaptive alternative actions.