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Summer 2020 Virtual Personal Effectiveness & Academic Workshops

Virtual Personal Effectiveness Workshops

Relaxation Skills Videos - (access anytime)

Watch the first two videos in a series reviewing relaxation skills by Staff Psychologist, Dr. Ray Gornell. Relaxation skills have proven helpful in reducing the impact of stress and anxiety. The first video teaches the basic relaxation technique and lasts approximately 10 minutes. This video is educational in nature and does not replace consultation with a mental health professional. You can view the video on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/29lD2zeYJOU

https://youtu.be/Om-r_Bue-Xk

 

Self-Help Resources

Find web-based resources, mental health apps, personal growth videos, mindfulness resources, and a free online assessment on the MSU Denver Counseling Center website.

https://www.msudenver.edu/counsel/self-helpresources/

 

Building Connection While Lunching

Join other Roadrunners for an hour of virtual connection midday. Come to the screen with food to nourish your body, crafts to create artwork, or a grounding activity that you can engage in while connecting with peers. Focus will be on building a sense of community and sharing of healthy coping strategies during this unprecedented time.

When:   Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Microsoft Teams

Weekly June 9th, June 16, June 23, June 30.

Facilitator:  Anne Edwards, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

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Conference ID: 148 098 275#

 

Life Interrupted: Managing the Disappointments, Disillusionment, and Frustrations of Dreams Thwarted or Deferred

This is a workshop for students who are trying to come to terms with the diminished sense of control ushered in by COVID-19.  There will be opportunity to process unexpected interruptions in academic, personal, and social plans; dealing with real or anticipatory losses; and finding ways to reassess, rebuild, and carve out new paths again toward promise and fulfillment. 

When:   Monday June 15th, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
Microsoft Teams

Facilitator:  Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

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Conference ID: 700 655 521#

 

Dating in the Era of COVID-19

Dating and having relationships are often challenging in the best of times.  Now try doing it when you can't even leave your home!  This workshop will cover how to cope with relationship challenges presented by quarantine, whether you live with your partner or are having to be apart.  We will also talk about developing/enhancing new relationships even though you may only get to know the person entirely online.

When:   Monday, June 29th, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Microsoft Teams

Facilitator:  Michael Malmon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

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Conference ID: 183 250 30#

 

Dream Interpretation

Have you wondered what your dreams mean? Do you have the same dream repeatedly and wonder why? Do you wake up and think, "That was crazy!"?  People have been assigning meaning to dreams as long as we have been having dreams.  They can be vivid, powerful, or just plain weird.  But they almost always provide a window into our subconscious.  Come to this workshop and take a look through that window.

When:   Friday, July 17th, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 
Microsoft Teams

Facilitator:  Michael Malmon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

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Conference ID: 942 659 054#

 

Virtual Drop-In Discussion Group

Join your fellow student Roadrunners for a weekly discussion about ways to support your emotional well-being this summer for an opportunity to learn tips for improving sleep hygiene, managing stress, and creating structure to daily routine. Topics will vary week-to-week so keep an eye out for the theme of the week coming soon!

When:         Fridays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.     Start Date:  June 12th      End Date:  July 31st

Facilitator:  Dr. Anne Edwards, Staff Psychologist

Topics/Dates of Topics:

June 12th:   Creating Daily Schedules

June 19th:   Managing Stress

June 26th:   Self-Care during Covid-19

July 3rd:      No Group

July 10th:    Setting Boundaries

July 17th:    Healthy Sleep Hygiene

July 24th:    Prioritizing Values + Goals

July 31st:    Recognizing Your Successes

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Conference ID:  435 804 755# 

 


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