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Counseling Services
1105 Sunset Ave, Rm 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

Hours:
Monday - Friday:  8am-5pm

Phone:
785-532-6927
785-532-3932 (fax)
K-State.edu/counseling
counsel@k-state.edu

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Workshops and Resources for Self-Care

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Workshops

CAPS is offering workshops that teach skills related to stress management, getting better at relationships, managing difficult thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more.  To sign up for the workshop, go to your portal and select the "Workshops" tab on the left.

*Please note, that when you sign up through the portal for a workshop, you are agreeing to attend the meetings since these are scheduled appointments.  If you no-show or do not contact the department to cancel more than 24-hours in advance of the meeting, you will incur a $25 fee to your CAPS account.

Below is information about our available workshops.

Anxiety Toolbox

Anxiety Toolbox focuses on helping students understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The sessions include modules dedicated to:

  1. understanding anxiety
  2. introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety
  3. developing alternative responses to anxiety

By the end of the workshop, students will have their own individualized plan for managing anxiety.

Workgroup Manual

Mondays 2:30pm - 3:30pm online
Tuesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm online

BRIDGE (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness) 

BRIDGE focuses on identifying ways to foster healthy relationships via self-monitoring, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills. The sessions include modules dedicated to helping students:

  1. better understand their values and boundaries in relationships
  2. learn the role of culture in communication, different styles of communication, and strategies for effective communication
  3. identify common causes of conflict and effective conflict management techniques

Workgroup Manual

Fridays 1:00pm - 2:00pm online

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck focuses on helping students understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The sessions include modules dedicated to:

  1. understanding depression
  2. exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression
  3. addressing how students can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors to better manage depression

By the end of the workshop, students will have their own individualized plan for getting unstuck!

Workgroup Manual

Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm online

Reset and Thrive

A brief skills workshop series that provides education and application on coping skills to reset and thrive. The series provides a basic understanding of coping skills to utilize in managing stress, adversity, and fostering growth. Topics include self-compassion, motivation, and resilience.

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm online

Date Yourself

Date Yourself (courtesy of Drexel University) is a three-part workshop centered around understanding, developing, and improving a student's relationship with themself! In this workshop, students will address self-perception, relationship patterns (i.e., attachment styles), and techniques to improve self-esteem as it relates to healthy relationships. Students will learn to build up their own self-esteem to feel more confident about who they are and establish authentic relationships.

Workgroup Manual

Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm online

RIO

RIO stands for Recognition, Insight and Openness. This is a workshop that teaches skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence.  RIO focuses on changing our relationship with our psychological pain and creating flexibility in how we respond to it. The main goals of RIO are to give you tools to recognize your concerns and to develop a clearer idea of what you want to change in your life. 

Workgroup Manual

Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm online
Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm online

Mood Management

Mood Management is a three-session workshop series intended to help increase your understanding of emotions and develop strategies to help you cope when your emotions become distressing and hard to tolerate. The goal is to provide you with skills to recognize and manage symptoms you may be experiencing.

Workgroup Manual

Tuesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm online

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