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Life Hack Workshop Series

Learn useful tips and strategies to make your life easier. These 4-part workshops are based on the top reasons students come to see us. Students are welcome to attend any of the sessions and do not need to register.

Healthy Relationships 

Facilitator: Wendy Freedman

Fridays 2:00 p.m.

This workshop series will support you in better understanding and improving your relationships with family, friends, and others in your life.  Together we will delve into questions such as:

  • How comfortable are you with emotional intimacy and vulnerability?

  • What are the stories we tell ourselves about our relationship patterns and are these stories accurate or helpful?  How can we begin to change our stories so we don’t set ourselves up for self fulfilling prophecies?

  • Do you feel that there is a good balance in your relationships and you treat each other as equals?  

  • Are you able to work through conflict in an effective way?

  • Are you able to speak up for yourself, set your own boundaries and are they respected?

Stress Less 

Facilitator: Wayne Assing

Fridays 1:00 p.m.

This workshop series will expose you to skills and practices to help you deal with stress and anxiety. We will normalize the prevalence of anxiety and offer tools to assist you in noticing your thought patterns non-judgmentally and to be more engaged and present in your everyday interactions.

Managing Intense Emotions 

Facilitator: Constança Vescio

Tuesdays 3:00 p.m.

These workshops will help you understand and manage intense and overwhelming emotions, reduce emotional instability, learn more about yourself and how you think, and gain more effective ways of coping with stress.

Self Preservation

Facilitator: Latasha Smith

Fridays 2:00 p.m.

The Self Preservation workshops are designed with Students of Color in mind. The focus is to engage in authentic discussion around experiences unique to students of color on the Vassar campus. These workshops are part discussion, process and skill enhancing.