Workshops

The Counseling Center regularly offers educational workshops that center holistic health and well-being. Workshops are intended to be engaging, interactive, and informative. Click on the links below for more information about our current virtual workshop offerings.

Questions? Please email Chris Edwards, Outreach Coordinator

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The BIPOC Meditation Space is a weekly gathering where members of the WWU BIPOC community can join together and collectively breathe. We will use poetry, quotes, and other art to guide us in weekly meditation that centers BIPOC healing. Come as you are. No prior meditation experience is needed.

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Join us for discussions around mental health, well-being, and learning to cope. Be sure to use your Western email when you register.

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This is a drop-in workshop for Western students, staff, and faculty; attend as often or as infrequently as you'd like. This weekly program is open to all people in the western community and will center the wellness of LBGTQ+ students. 

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A trauma-informed, gentle yoga series designed to cultivate coping skills and self-care through breathing, movement, writing, and discussion. No experience with yoga necessary!

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This program will engage male-identifying students in contemporary conversations on masculinity and the intersections with mental health, social connection, emotional understanding, and more! Join Jon Barry, Mental Health Counselor, and Brandon Joseph, Men’s Resiliency Program, for any of our conversations around masculinity with goals of encouraging self-reflection, building community, and establishing social connection during times of physical distancing.

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LGBTQ+ folks come together for community, support, and connection through this inclusive, trauma-informed yoga space. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation; we need community now more than ever. Research shows that a yoga practice has physical, mental, and emotional benefits, so you’re invited to join us for a nourishing class each week with other LGBTQ+ folks. No prior yoga experience necessary. Bring your whole self – all bodies welcome. We’ll start each week with a check-in and then move into yoga practice. Stay tuned for details!