Mind-Body Wellness Workshops
The Counseling and Testing Center (CTC) offers a variety of seminars throughout the semester. Below is a list of some of the seminars that are offered. If you have any questions regarding a specific seminar, please call the CTC at 404-413-1640.
Communication: It Works If You Work at It!
Communication is one of the most important factors in healthy relationships, yet students are rarely taught how to communicate effectively. Effective communication skills are essential for success in academia, personal life experiences and career development. Ineffective communication leads to conflict, confusion and isolation. This workshop uses experiential activities, such as role playing, sharing experiences, training in listening and reflecting skills and empathy development to help students learn to communicate effectively and respectfully with others.
Control Substance Use Before It Controls You
Many students believe that alcohol and drugs are always present in university life. This seminar includes video clips, interactive activities and open discussions to provide current information that will help students make informed decisions about alcohol and drugs. This seminar focuses on reducing the alcohol and drug violations by students on campus.
“I Said, You Said, They Said, We Said”: Communication Skills in Intimate Relationships
This seminar is for people involved in any kind of intimate relationship — gay, straight, married, dating, monogamous, polyamorous, etc. — as well as for those who are not currently in a relationship but would like to improve their communication skills. You are welcome to come alone or with your partner! This seminar helps participants identify common myths and misconceptions in relationships, develop an increased compassion and understanding for their partner, learn innovative communication techniques and conflict resolution strategies and practice new ways of communicating.
Increasing Personal Effectiveness: Basic University Survival Skills
This seminar covers many useful skills you may need during your time at Georgia State University. Topics include time management, how to overcome procrastination or perfectionism, effective study skills and balancing life and school. This particular seminar can be essential in improving your time here as a student.
Mind over Mood
Incessant mind chatter often demands people’s attention and energy, busying their minds and ultimately preventing them from awakening to experience life more fully as it unfolds moment by moment. Come and learn how to create a quieter, more grounded experience through mindfulness and meditation.
Learn to recognize and respond to your body’s natural hunger cues, so that you can develop a positive and peaceful relationship with your appetite and body. Become aware of the differences between emotional and physical hunger and learn effective responses for each.
Relax Your Mind and Body: Skills for Managing Stress
The number one complaint of college students today is the level of stress in their lives. Stress affects not only your health and well being, but also the quality of your relationships and academic performance. This seminar is designed to help participants better understand how stress and anxiety operate in their lives and ways to develop balance. Participants will practice relaxation and stress reduction techniques to help achieve ultimate relaxation.