Life Skills

Our workshops are designed to improve your academic and personal success at SJSU. 

We offer the Bronze, Silver and Gold level certificates (all FREE!).  Participate in any 3 sessions and receive a Bronze Certificate, 6 sessions will gain a Silver Certificate and 9 sessions will gain a Gold Certificate.

Go directly to SJSU events web page (http://events.sjsu.edu/) to register for a workshop by clicking on the "start registration" buttons below.  Space is limited and workshops with low registration may be cancelled.  We will accept walk-ins if space is available. 

These workshops are for SJSU students only and are wheelchair accessible. If you need other accommodations, please contact: Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Wellness Center, Room 300B (third floor), 408-924-5910www.sjsu.edu/counseling.

There may be a few changes or additions, so come back often to see the most up to date schedule.

 


Spring 2016

 

CalFresh                                                               Tues. Feb. 9th, 2016 | 3 - 4 pm                                                                                                           | SWC 122 A & B   Start Registration 

Learn about the Calfresh program, who qualifies and how you can apply. We're here to help!  Facilitator: Tova Feldmanstern

 

Finding Happiness in                                          Wed. Feb. 10th, 2016 | 3 - 4 pm 

a Stressful World                                                                         | SWC 122A & B 

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Unfortunately, just "trying to be happy" doesn't work. Instead, learn strategies to manage stress and build more experiences of happiness and meaning into your life.  Facilitator: David Emmert

Healthy Relationships: Myths and Taboos    Tues. Feb. 16th, 2016 | 3:30 - 5 pm                                                                                                      | SWC 375 - 377

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This first workshop in the series on Healthy Relationships will cover Myths and Taboos in the realm of relationships.  Facilitators: Amanda Walters & Liang Liao

 

Achieving a Work-Life-                              Wed. Feb. 17th, 2016 | 11 am - 12 pm

School Balance                                                                              |SWC 122A & B

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Are you having trouble managing all the various priorities in your life? Learn how to thrive and not just survive.  Facilitator: Cynthia Medina

 

Top Habits of Productive                               Tues. Feb. 23rd, 2016 | 2 - 3:15 pm

People                                                                                           |SWC 122A & B

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Ever wonder why some people are more successful than others? The answer is simple - they all have similar habits that help them become successful. Attend this workshop to discover some of these highly effective yet extremely easy habits and incorporate them in your own lives!  Facilitator: Jimma Cortes-Smith

 

Healthy Relationships:  Healthy and              Tues. Feb. 23rd, 2016 | 3:30 - 5 pm

Unhealthy Conflict                                                                          | SWC 375-377

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Learn more about Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict in Relationships.  Facilitators: Amanda Walters & Liang Liao

 

Communication & Assertiveness                       Wed. Feb. 24th, 2016 | 12 - 1 pm

                                                                                                      | SWC 375-377

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Improve your communication skills with professors, employers, family and friends. Learn how to speak assertively when expressing yourself to others. Facilitator: Richard Francisco

 

Motivational Mondays                                     Mon. Feb. 29th, 2016 | 2 - 3:15 pm

                                                                                                      | SWC 375-377

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Old bad habits die hard...until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop effective productive habits and stay motivated.  Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed.  Facilitator: Jimma Cortes-Smith

 

Healthy Relationships:  Communication          Tues. Mar. 1st, 2016 | 3:30 - 5 pm

and Expectations in Relationships                                                 | SWC 375-377

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This workshop will explore the many facets of roles and expectations in communication.  Facilitators: Amanda Walters & Liang Liao

 

Mindfulness for Beginners                                  Thurs. Mar. 3rd, 2016 | 1 - 2 pm

                                                                                                      | SWC 375-377

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Learn a number of mind-body self-regulatory skills designed to improve concentration and decrease reactivity to distressing thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations.  Facilitator: Jason Wu

 

Sleep Better Feel Better                                         Mon. Mar. 7th, 2016 | 1 - 2 pm

                                                                                                      | SWC 375-377

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Come to this workshop to find out how to get better rest and sleep so that you can better focus on your academics.  Facilitator: Cynthia Medina

 

Healthy Relationships:                                   Tues. Mar. 8th, 2016 | 3:30 - 5 pm

Surviving Relationships                                                                 | SWC 375-377

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Understand the natural course of romantic relationships, and learn about how to recognize when a relationship may not be working and how you might effectively end it.  Facilitators: Amanda Walters & Liang Liao

 

Achieving a Work-Life-                            Thurs. Mar. 10th, 2016 | 10 am - 11 am

School Balance                                                                              |SWC 122A & B

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Come to learn various coping strategies and resources available to help you achieve work-life-school balance.  Facilitator: Yu-Ping Huang

 

Motivational Mondays                                     Mon. Mar. 14th, 2016 | 2 - 3:15 pm

                                                                                                     | SWC 122A & B

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Old habits die hard? Not until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized.  Facilitator: Priyanka Dinesh

 

Navigating SJSU on a Budget                              Wed. Mar. 16th, 2016 | 4 - 5 pm

                                                                                                     | SWC 122A & B

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Learn about free and low cost resources on campus and in the community for food, healthcare, vision/dental care, counseling, legal services and more. Gain and share tips and strategies for surviving and thriving in college with limited financial resources.  Facilitator: Tova Feldmanstern

 

Top Habits of Productive People                          Mon. Mar. 21st, 2016 | 1 - 2 pm

                                                                                                     | SWC 122A & B

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Get productive by identifying why you procrastinate and develop small habits that can lead to big changes.  Facilitator: Priyanka Dinesh

 

GENERATE:  Communication                       Wed. Mar. 23rd, 2016 | 12 - 1:30 pm

and Assertiveness                                                                         | SWC 122A & B

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Improve your communication skills with professors, employers, family and friends. Learn how to speak assertively when expressing yourself to others.  Facilitator: Christina Thao

 

Body Image for a Diverse Population                 Wed. Apr. 6th, 2016 | 12 - 1 pm

                                                                                                      | SWC 375-377

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Please join us for this fun, interactive, and informative workshop for everyone! We will be exploring our personal and cultural beliefs about body image, deconstructing how we have come to have these beliefs, and identifying ways to feel good about your body and establish a healthy body image.  Facilitator:  Colleen Johnson & Polina Shamariyeva

Motivational Mondays                                     Mon. Apr. 11th, 2016 | 2 - 3:15 pm

                                                                                                     | SWC 122A & B

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Old habits die hard? Not until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized.  Facilitator: Priyanka Dinesh

 

GENERATE:  Mindfulness                             Wed. Apr. 13th, 2016 | 12 - 1:30 pm

for Beginners                                                                                | SWC 375-377

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Learn the basics of mindfulness - a practice of paying attention non-judgmentally to the present moment - and how this practice can be used to help you live a fuller, more connected and present life.  Facilitator: Stephanie Preston

 

Financial Empowerment                                     Tues. Apr. 19th, 2016 | 2 - 3 pm

                                                                                                      | SWC 375-377

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Does your spending reflect your values? Do you know where your money is going? This workshop will offer tools for managing your money and taking hold of your financial future.  Facilitator: Tova Feldmanstern

 

Sleep Better Feel Better                                      Tues. Apr. 26th, 2016 | 3 - 4 pm

                                                                                                     | SWC 122A & B

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Sleeping better always seems to be a priority for all of us, but what things can we actually do to help us get higher quality sleep? Join us for our workshop on sleep hygiene to learn how sleep can affect our general well-being as well as get tips on how to rest well in order to live well!  Facilitators: Stephanie Preston & Jason Wu

 

Yoga & Meditation                                                            Wed. May 4th| 5 - 7 pm

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Join us for yoga, meditation, and relaxation before finals week.  Facilitators: Dianna Quach & Polina Shamariyeva

 

Finding Happiness in a Stressful World       Mon. May 9th, 2016 | 2:30 - 3:30 pm

                                                                                                     | SWC 122A & B

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Join me for a positive spin on the old "stress management" workshop! Why talk about stress when we can talk about how to enjoy life and be happy?  Facilitator: Cynthia Medina