Life Skills

 

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

Workshops are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally! We offer an extensive variety of workshops around the most important issues and challenges that students face.

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.

 


Fall 2016


 

Top Habits of Productive People    Thurs. Sept. 22 | 2 - 3:15pm | 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: Christina


 Motivational Mondays                     Mon. Sept. 26 | 1 - 2:15 pm | SWC 122A & B

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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


Healthy Relationships 1 of 4: Myths and Taboos  

                                                        Tues. Sept. 27 | 3 - 4:30pm | SWC 122A & B

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This first workshop in the series on Healthy Relationships will cover Myths and Taboos in the realm of relationships.  

Facilitator: Ali and Miao


Interracial Relationships                                Wed. Sept. 28 | 2 - 3pm | MOSAIC 

       For more information, contact MOSAIC. 

Hosted by MOSAIC

Facilitators: Dorothy, Miao, Michael, Akanksha


 Keep it Safe, use it Wisely- credit cards, your Identity, and Insurance.

Thurs. Sept. 29 | 2 - 3pm | SWC 303

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This workshop covers credit and credit cards as well as insurance and financial record keeping.

Facilitator:Philip


Communication & Assertiveness     Mon. Oct. 3 | 11 am - 12:15 pm | 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.

Facilitators: Irene & Akanksha


Mindfulness for Beginners                                  

Tues. Oct 4 12:30 - 1:30 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. 

 Facilitators: Stephanie & Dorothy


 

Healthy Relationships 2 of 4:  Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict                                         

Tues. Oct. 4 | 3 - 4:30 pm | TBA

 

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Learn more about Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict in Relationships.

Facilitators: Ali & Miao


FAFSA / Cal Dream Act Renewal Workshop               

Tues. Oct. 4 | 11 am - 12 pm | SSC 303
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The FAFSA and Dream application for the 16-17 award year will be available in October. Financial information will be based on the 2015 tax year. We’re here to help!

Facilitator: Philip


 Motivational Mondays (October- Mid-terms, special topics)

Mon. Oct. 102 - 3:15 pmSWC 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 ans stay organized.

Facilitator: Jimma


 Body Image for a Diverse Population

Tues. Oct. 11 | 1 - 2 pm | SWC 375/377

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In this workshop, 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.

Facilitators: Colleen & Jacque


Healthy Relationships 3 of 4:  Communication and Expectations in Relationships          

Tues. Oct. 11 | 3 - 4:30 pm | SWC 122A

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This workshop will explore the many facets of roles and expectations in communication. Communication and Expectations in Relationships.

Facilitators: Amanda & Miao


Finding Happiness in a Stressful World                                                                  

Tues. Oct. 11 |12 - 1:00 pmSWC 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


 Navigating SJSU on a Budget                 

    Wed. Oct. 122 - 3 pmSWC 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: Philip


 Sleep Better Feel Better                            Fri. Oct. 142 - 3 pmSWC 375-377

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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 & Jacque 


 Walking the Labyrinth          

Tues. Oct. 18|1 - 2:30 pm| St. Paul's (10th & San Salvador)

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Join us to walk the labyrinth. This non-denominational experience will allow you to slow down and perhaps open your mind for inspiration and wisdom. 

Facilitators: Rev. Crowe & Ellen


Healthy Relationships 4 of 4: Surviving Relationships                                                      Tues. Oct. 18 | 3 - 4:30 pm | SWC 122A & B

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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: Ali Miao


 Cal Fresh: Save $ Eat More             Tues. Oct. 1811 am - 12 pm|SWC 122A & B

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

Facilitator: Philip 


 Achieving a Work-Life School Balance

Tues. Oct. 25| 2 - 3 pmSWC 122A & B

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Come to learn various coping strategies and resources available to help you achieve work-life-school balance.

Facilitators: Yu-Ping & Irene


 FAFSA/ Cal Dream Act Renewal Workshop

Thurs. Oct 27 |2 - 3 pmSSC 303

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The FAFSA and Dream Act application for the 16-17 award year will be available in October. Financial information will be based on the 2015 tax year. We're here to help!

Facilitator: Philip 


Keep it Safe, use it Wisely- credit cards, your identity and insurance.

Tues. Nov. 1|11 am - 12 pmSSC 303

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This workshop cover credit and credit cards as well as insurance and financial record keeping.

Facilitator: Philip


Top Habits of Productive People                                                                             Thurs. Nov. 3|2 - 3:15 pm |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


Finding Happiness in a Stressful World II

Thurs. Nov. 311 am - 12 pm375/377

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Are you overwhelmed with stress? Want to silence your inner critic?  Join us for this workshop on cultivating more happiness in your life. Come learn simple self-empowerment techniques to stress less and smile more. 

Facilitator: Kell


Motivational Mondays (November) 

Mon. Nov. 72 - 3:15 pmSWC 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 ans stay organized.

Facilitator: Christina


Survive and Thrive Through Grad School

Thurs. Nov. 104 - 5 pm|SWC 122A/B

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Struggling with work/life balance? Feeling pressured to meet deadlines? Is school work coming before self-care? Please join us for this fun, interactive, and informative workshop that will review skill and tools for coping with common stressors experienced by the graduate student population. 

Facilitator: Dorothy & Jacque 


Motivational Mondays (December-Finals, special topics) 

Mon. Dec. 52 - 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 ans stay organized.

Facilitator: Christine


Loan Repayment Options

Tues. Dec. 611 am - 12:00 pm|SSC 303

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This workshop will cover the various options for loan repayment. It also covers returning to school and any difficulty making payments. 

Facilitator: Philip