Workshops

UCC Virtual Workshops

  • Sign up is required in order to receive the proper Zoom link for each workshop. 

  • Zoom links will be emailed 10 minutes before the scheduled workshop.

 

Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Conversation (NEW!)

Are you a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) major? Do you identify as a woman?  If so, this workshop may be for you! 

Often times, women in STEM feel as if they are expending more pressure to succeed and provide evidence of their abilities and knowledge because they are a woman in male-dominated fields. This space will be an opportunity to talk about some of the challenges women in STEM may experience that male counterparts do not. 

Join Alice Wasylowsky, M.A., for an open space to talk about, provide mutual support to, and cope with some of the issues faced by women in STEM. 

Date: Wednesday, October 28th, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Location: Zoom -- Please sign up HERE by 3:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 28th, to gain access to your Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed to you 10 minutes before the start of the workshop.  

 

Drop-In Support for Students of Color

In light of the recent current events regarding racial violence and injustice, the UCC would like to provide a safe space for students to process their reactions and emotions. In addition to being a space to allow for expression of difficult emotions, students will have a place to support and relate to one another.

Dr. Gabrielle Pointon will be present to facilitate discussion on this important topic.

Dates: Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET, bi-weekly beginning on September 9th 

Please sign up HERE by Wednesday at 11:00 am ET to gain access to the Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed 10 minutes before the start of the forum. You only need to sign-up once and you will receive the link each week.

 

Body Image Workshop Series   *NEW*

Join us in a virtual skill-building workshop series aimed at improving your body image.  This workshop series is appropriate for any student struggling with negative body image who wants to improve the way they perceive their physical self.  The workshop series consists of 5 sessions and each session builds on the information from the previous session.  Each session will last 1 hour.

 

Session 1 – Monday October 5, 2020 at 6pm – Defining Body Image & Developing Body Tolerance

Session 2 – Monday October 12, 2020 at 6pm – Working on Compulsive Behaviors and Avoidance

Session 3 – Monday October 19, 2020 at 6pm – Body Scan

Session 4 – Monday October 26, 2020 at 6pm – Working on Body Acceptance

Session 5 – Monday November 2, 2020 at 6pm – Body Compassion

 

Facilitated by Amanda Roth, M.A.

Location: Zoom -- Please sign up HERE on Mondays before 12:00 pm (ET) to gain access to your Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed to you 10 minutes before the start of the workshop

 

International Student Support Space

This is a support for Notre Dame international students. The group will provide a safe space of international students to process any issues that are unique to them in the acculturation process.  The group will also focus on supporting members on processing the impact of COVID, immigration issues, racism, and xenophobia international students have encountered in the past couple of months.

Dates: Thursdays, starting September 24th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET

Facilitator: Weiyang Xie, Ph.D.

Please sign up HERE Thursdays before 12:00 pm (ET) to gain access to your Zoom meeting link, which will be emailed to you 10 minutes before the start of the workshop

 

DreamND Support Space

This Support Group is for students who are concerned about their own or a family member’s immigration status. The group is intended to offer a safe space for students to connect and support others who share these issues and concerns. The Support Group will be held in a drop-in format, where students can attend weekly or as often as their schedule allows. Please sign-up below to receive the weekly Zoom link for the group, which will be sent out 10-15 minutes prior to the meeting each week. You only need to sign-up once and you will receive the link each week.

Dates: Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, beginning on September 9th 

Facilitator: Chris Conway, Ph.D. & Amanda Roth, M.A.

Please consult the DREAMND Newsletter or call the Office of Student Enrichment for the Sign-Up Link

 

Mindfulness-based Skills for Handling Stressful Thoughts and Feelings (3-session workshop)

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just control our thoughts and feelings? That way, we could choose to have only the pleasant ones, right? However, contrary to what we think, we have fairly limited control over them, and the more we try to gain control over them or avoid them, the more out-of-control we tend to feel. Instead, we can learn to relate to them differently. This workshop introduces you to mindfulness/acceptance-based skills that help you learn to make peace with stressful thoughts and feelings, so that they don’t cause unnecessary suffering.

Facilitator: Peter Barnes, Ph.D.

Session

Date

Section 1

Time (ET)

Section 2

Time (ET)

1

Friday 8/28

1-2

4-5

2

Friday 9/4

1-2

4-5

3

Friday 9/11 

1-2

4-5

1

Friday 9/18 

1-2

4-5

2

Friday 9/25 

1-2

4-5

3

Friday 10/2 

1-2

4-5

1 Friday 10/9        1-2 4-5
2 Friday 10/16 1-2 4-5
3 Friday 10/23 1-2

4-5

1 Friday 10/30        1-2 4-5
2 Friday 11/6 1-2 4-5
3 Friday 11/13 1-2

4-5

Location: Zoom -- Please sign up HERE

 

Mindfulness-based Skills Workshop for Graduate Students

Grad Student Appreciation Week

Learn some useful mindfulness-based skills for handling stressful thoughts and feelings.

Friday, October, 9 from 10-11am

Sign up HERE