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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Enjoy a sweet, soothing yoga flow designed to help you unlock your resilience and find confidence in your authentic self. This class will set a rhythm between your breath and movement, while working through and learning about a variety of postures that will provide you with stability and balance, aligning mind, body, and soul. This weekly class is open to members of the WWU community and will center the experiences of BIPOC students.

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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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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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This program is being offered by Counseling, Health, and Wellness and is intended to foster connection, provide informal consultation, and share information about wellness resources at Western. Outdoor Wellness Breaks will begin at Old Main near the rose garden and continue across campus/into the Arboretum depending on accessibility needs of the group.

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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.

Join our Wellness Advocates for a workshop centered on reducing the harms that can come from heavy or frequent alcohol use. Learn about a safe blood alcohol level, medical amnesty, and have a conversation on how alcohol can impact your wellness.

Monday, May 24th at 4:30 p.m.
Register HERE!

 Join our Wellness Advocates for a workshop on reducing the harms that can come from inexperienced, heavy or frequent cannabis use. Learn about how cannabis impacts your brain and body, and strategies to reduce risk.

Monday, June 7th at 4:30 p.m.
Register HERE!