Ohio University

Fall workshops aimed toward helping students gain skills to progress on path of healing

Healing from trauma is a path often filled with different experiences, practices and skills that can vary amongst survivors. At Ohio University, the Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) have collaborated together to create a workshop series dedicated to students who have been impacted by trauma. In this series survivors are able to focus on gaining the skills and practices of healing in a private and very personal manner.

“We strive to create a space where any student who has been impacted by trauma feels welcome and believed,” said Kristin “KC” Waltz, an advocate at SAP. “The workshops are skills-based; therefore, a survivor will not need to delve into their personal story but rather work on gaining the skills that can help them progress in their path to healing.”

The program is uniquely centered around major key aspect s of healing such as practices of mindful thinking and behavior, self-compassion, reclaiming your body, forming healthy relationships, healing through art, and coping and sleep hygiene skills. The series will also include psychological education of trauma.

Any student who has been impacted by trauma is welcome to attend one or all workshops without being a client of SAP or CPS. Every workshop is exempt from the guideline of Title IX of mandatory reporting.

“We are looking forward to providing a way for students to connect and learn skills to deal with the effects of trauma in their lives,” said Waltz.

Join SAP and CPS in the fall workshop series on the dates listed below:

 

Coping, Grounding, and Mindfulness

Open to all Ohio University students impacted by trauma. Practice good self-care routines, practice grounding and mindfulness skills and interact with certified therapy dog.

Date: 9/9/2019

Location: Living Learning Center Room 130

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

(There will be yoga! Bring a yoga mat if you have one.)

 

Sleep Hygiene and Psychoeducation about Impact of Trauma

Open to all Ohio University students impacted by trauma. Learn the impact of trauma and how you can improve sleep and coping skills.

Date: 10/7/2019

Location: Lindley Hall 033 (SAP Office)

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Self-compassion, Shame, and Reclaiming your Body

Open to all Ohio University students impacted by trauma. Learn ways of reclaiming your body after trauma. We will practice how to increase self-compassion and reducing shame.

Date: 11/4/2019

Location: Lindley Hall 033 (SAP Office)

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Coping Skills for Upcoming Break

Open to all Ohio University students impacted by trauma. Participate in mindfulness activities while learning valuable coping skills in preparation for break while enjoying the company of a therapy dog.

Date: 12/2/2019

Location: Lindley Hall 052 (CPS Annex Office)

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.