Life Hacks

“Life Hacks” highlight different topics that help students thrive in their college experience. Each topic offers an overview for quick tips, then join the counselor for 30 minutes on zoom to expand on these skills.

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Body Kindness & Respect

We are all entrenched in diet culture messages about how we should look and what we should eat. This workshop will explore how to push back on these messages to celebrate all body sizes and shapes and offer tips & resources for engaging with your body in a more respectful and compassionate way. Body Kindness Respect Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/91289341068
Thursday February 29, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

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1770 Elm Street, 2nd floor Golden, CO 80401
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:45 pm
303-273-3377

Stress Busters

Learn proven ways to reduce your level of stress and make your life more manageable. Stressbusters Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/99755982338
Wednesday March 6, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Social Media: Supporting Connection or Isolation?

While social media was created with the intention of keeping us connected, growing research suggests it may be doing the opposite. Learn more about this powerful form of digital media and how to use it in a healthy way that serves you. Social Media Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/92799158376
Tuesday March 12, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Refresh Your Perspective

Refresh your perspective by changing your thoughts. Learn how your thoughts impact your feelings and practice ways to adopt new perspectives to better serve you. Come discover your brain’s influence and unleash the power of positive thought! Refresh Your Perspective Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/96546930052
Wednesday March 27, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

 

Laughter As Therapy

Did you know Laughter Therapy is a thing? During this workshop you will find out what Laughter Therapy is, learn about the physical and emotional benefits of Laughter, as well as learn some Laughter Therapy Exercises. Bonus: You will have the opportunity to “just laugh” with your peers. Laughter As Therapy Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/92509283245
Thursday April 4, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

 

Substance Use Awareness

This workshop will offer an open discussion on the risks and rewards of substance use, including alcohol, marijuana, stimulants and psychedelics.  The goal is to be safe, reduce potential risk or harm, and still have fun whether you use or not. Substance Use Awareness Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/91070942947
Monday April 8, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Tackling Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is treatable! Learn what test anxiety is, why it happens (signs and symptoms), and practical strategies for decreasing it. Text Anxiety Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/94934023332
Wednesday April 17, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Coping with Grief

This workshop helps students understand and explore emotions related to their experiences of grief and loss. Learn more about loss, signs of grief, and ways to cope. Coping with Grief Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/99808082668
Monday April 22, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Stress Busters

Learn proven ways to reduce your level of stress and make your life more manageable. Stressbusters Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/97028399104
Wednesday May 1, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Sharpen Your Social Skills

This workshop will address lots of common experiences for the first weeks of college when trying to socialize and make new connections with peers and professors.  Join us as we support Mines students who want to enhance their communication skills for everyday life as well as for those “awkward” or “uncomfortable” conversations. Sharpen Social Skills Overview

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Thursday September 28, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Trauma and the Brain

This workshop covers basic information around trauma: what it is, including types of trauma, signs & symptoms, how it impacts the brain and daily functioning, and some basic tips for coping with symptoms as well as other treatment options. The informational approach of this workshop aims to avoid triggering individuals who have experienced trauma and to provide destigmatizing information, practical strategies, and support options. Trauma and the Brain Wellness Workshop Overview

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De-stress for Success

Stressed? Overwhelmed? You are not alone. Explore a variety of tips and tricks to help you manage your stress and navigate your way to success. From art to zen, you’re bound to find something that will help you manage and use stress to help you achieve your goals. The Art of De-Stressing Wellness Workshop Overview

Attend this workshop presented in-person: Student Wellness Center 2nd floor

 

Revamp Your Relationships

We have many types of relationships with those around us, each of which we hope add to our peace and joy. In the Counseling Center’s Wellness Workshop: Revamp Your Relationships, we will explore ways to reconstruct old and create new relationships to make them fruitful and safe for us. Learn about love languages, self-advocacy tools, and mindfulness skills to utilize in relationships. Revamp Your Relationships Workshop Overview

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New Year, New Me: A guide to self-care at MINES

Self-care does not always need to be facemasks and bubble baths (although it sometimes can be!), but self-care can also be reading a book, calling a friend, or even just a minute of mindful breathing. This wellness workshop will discuss self-care’s benefits and offer ideas and strategies to incorporate self-care into your daily routines. New Year New Me Wellness Workshop Overview

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Wednesday January 10, 2024 @ 4:00pm

Creating School/Life Balance

Join us for a discussion with other Mines students about finding school/life balance while in college! You’ll leave with new ideas and a plan to help you all semester long. Creating School-Life Balance Overview

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Wednesday January 17, 2024 @ 4:00pm

Imposter Syndrome

We all have insecurities, and many of us will experience an overwhelming level of self-doubt that can keep us stuck at some point in our lives. This is also known as, Imposter Syndrome. Attend this workshop to learn more about this phenomenon, and its impact on our health, careers, and relationships. You will leave with many kinds of strategies on how to harness these negative feelings into achieving your goals. Imposter Syndrome Overview

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Monday January 22, 2024 @ 4:00pm

Coping with Trauma: An Introduction

This workshop covers basic information and coping skills around psychological trauma: what it is, including types of trauma, signs & symptoms, and some options for coping with distress as well as information about treatment options. The approach used in this workshop aims to avoid triggering individuals who have experienced trauma and to provide destigmatizing information, practical strategies, and support options. Coping with Trauma Overview

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Tuesday January 30, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Video Games and the Impact of Chronic Over-Stimulation

While video games are one of the most popular outlets for recreation, for some they can be a source of obsession, overuse and addiction. Learn more about the impact of chronic over-stimulation and gain the tools necessary to take back control. Video Games Overview

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/96767647986
Tuesday February 6, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Performance Under Pressure

Feeling the pressure of the semester?  Wondering how you’ll be able to pull X, Y or Z off? You are not alone.  Learn about harnessing stress to your advantage, strategies for when the pressure feels like too much, and tools for calming your body so that you can perform.

Attend this workshop presented virtually:
https://zoom.us/j/96850527550
Monday February 12, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

Work Life Balance: From Struggles to Solutions

This session will be geared towards graduate students at Mines. It will cover a range of topics specific to being a graduate student such as: anxiety over the future, imposter syndrome, self care and financial well being along with offering techniques for grounding and help with task initiation.

Attend this workshop presented in person:
Wellness Center #204
Wednesday February 21, 2024 @ 4:00 pm