Workshops & Support Spaces

This page will be updated as additional Workshops & Support Spaces become available.  

 

Spring 2022 Workshops & Support Spaces

 

DreamND Support Space  *change to meeting dates - see below!

This is a bi-weekly gathering for Notre Dame students who are concerned about their own or a family member's immigration status. The group will provide a safe space to discuss topics related to personal immigration concerns and/or other issues among peers with this shared identity.  The group will focus on support and strategies to enhance your mental health and your Notre Dame experience.

Dates: This meets every other Wednesday from 5:30-6:45.  Dates include 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27.

Facilitators: Chris Conway, Ph.D. & Nayely Gonzalez, M.S. Ed.

Please contact the Office of Student Enrichment or the DreamND newsletter for the link to sign-up to attend.

 

International Student Coffee Hour 

A collaboration initiative of UCC and ISSA (International Student and Scholar Affairs)

This monthly event is specifically tailored to ND international students. We will focus on one topic relevant to international students each month. Check the schedule below to see the specific topics/times this semester. 

The event will start with a casual social gathering with dinner being provided, and followed by a brief workshop from a guest speaker for some of the topics, as well as storytelling from panelists such as international ambassadors (senior international students), sharing their own experience and helpful tips. The event will also create a supportive space for all the attendances to share their experiences and support one another. This is a great place for international students to build connections with other fellow international students and extend social network on campus!

Dates:  To be determined

Time: To be determined

Location: Remick Commons

Topic Schedule for 2022 Spring semester:

pending

No sign-up is needed! We are just happy to see you at the time of the event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 574-631-7336

 

Men's Support Space

A meeting space for men to seek and share support by discussing thoughts and feelings related to the challenges of being a male student at Notre Dame.  Facilitators will address topics such as relationships, intimacy, identifying and expressing feelings, and asking for help, but the main focus will be on allowing participants to direct the discussion towards issues that are most important to them.

Facilitators: Jim Hurst, Ph.D. and Ricardo Cornejo, M.S.

This will meet biweekly on Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:15 pm 

Start date: February 1

Location: Universality - Room 314, UCC - 3rd Floor Saint Liam all 

No sign-up is needed!

 

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Skills for Handling Stressful Thoughts & Feelings

Do you spend too much time trying to control your thoughts and feelings, or trying to "Just be happy"? Cultural messages suggest that we should be happy all the time, missing the full range of emotions that humans experience, including anxiety and painful emotions from time to time.  Avoid unnecessary suffering by learning to relate to your thoughts and feelings in a radically different way, freeing yourself to focus more on what really matters. This workshop will introduce you to mindfulness/acceptance-based skills that can help you live better. 

Facilitator: Peter Barnes, Ph.D.

Dates: This workshop will be held on:

Fridays - 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Dates: April 1, April 29

Fridays - 3:30 - 4:30 pm Dates: April 22  

Location: Saint Liam  Conference Room (Saint Liam Hall - 3rd Floor -Room 307) 

No sign-up is needed!

 

Ongoing Practice of Mindfulness-Based Skills for Handling Stressful Thoughts & Feelings (*for students who have already completed the Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Skills workshop)

Ongoing practice for those who have attended the 1-session intro workshop (see above). Content will vary from week to week. Attend as often as you would like. Practice mindfulness-based skills, such as defusion and willingness, ask questions, and explore how they relate to our values and how we can apply these practices in our daily lives

Facilitator: Peter Barnes, Ph.D.

Dates: This workshop will be held on:

Fridays - 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Dates: April 22

Fridays - 3:30 - 4:30 pm Dates: April 1, April 29

Location: Saint Liam  Conference Room (Saint Liam Hall - 3rd Floor -Room 307) 

No sign-up is needed!

 

Students of Color / SOC@ND  

This is a place for students of color at Notre Dame to discuss feelings and thoughts about their experiences with peers in a safe, confidential space. 

Facilitator: Tiffany Russell. LCSW

This will meet Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm (adjusted time)

Start date: February 3 

Location: Coalition Lounge - LaFortune Student Center

No sign-up is needed!

 

The Everybody Project 

Do you feel pressure from society, family, or peers to change the way you look? This 3- session body acceptance workshop supports students in directly challenging the cultural messages that appearance should fit within a narrow set of “ideals” that exclude diverse bodies based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability.

Facilitator:  Jordan Dolson, Ph.D. and Nayely Gonzalez, M.S. Ed

Location: Saint Liam  Conference Room (Saint Liam Hall - 3rd Floor -Room 307) 

This will meet on Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Dates for this 3-part series (please plan on attending every session): March 30, April 6 & April 13

Registration is requested, but not required!  Please follow this link to register. 

 

Rotating Workshop Series (see schedule below)

Facilitator: Peter Barnes. Ph.D., others (TBD)

Location: Saint Liam  Conference Room (Saint Liam Hall - 3rd Floor -Room 307) 

These will meet on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Perfectionism -- Dare to be Imperfect: Challenging the Tyranny of PerfectionisM

Perfectionism is pervasive on our campus. It can lead to a great deal of anxiety and distress. This workshop exposes maladaptive perfectionism and the dysfunctional assumptions underlying it, and introduces an alternative perspective that involves learning to embrace our imperfections.

  • Self Compassion

Do you beat yourself up for inevitable mistakes, problems, and imperfections that come along with life? How is that working for you? You might assume that treating yourself harshly is necessary to motivate yourself. However, research shows the exact opposite. Harsh self-criticism (as opposed to compassionate, constructive criticism) results in a lot of unnecessary painful psychological distress. Self-compassion is a much more effective alternative. Learn what it is and how you can apply it to your life.

  • Managing Social Anxiety and Navigating the Social Environment

Social anxiety is a normal part of the human experience. Learn some tools and strategies for how to manage it and prevent it from getting in the way of better social connections.

  • January 20 - Self-Compassion
  • January 27 - Managing Social Anxiety and Navigating the Social Environment
  • February 10 - Perfectionism -- Dare to be Imperfect: Challenging the Tyranny of PerfectionisM
  • February 24 - Self Compassion
  • March 3 - Managing Social Anxiety and Navigating the Social Environment
  • March 17 - Perfectionism -- Dare to be Imperfect: Challenging the Tyranny of PerfectionisM
  • March 24 - Self Compassion
  • March 31 - Managing Social Anxiety and Navigating the Social Environment
  • April 14 - Perfectionism -- Dare to be Imperfect: Challenging the Tyranny of PerfectionisM
  • April 21 - Self Compassion
  • April 28 - Managing Social Anxiety and Navigating the Social Environment