Duquesne Wellbeing Day March 16

Wellbeing Workshop Series

The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts is pleased to partner with the Counselling and Wellbeing Center to sponsor a series of Wellbeing Workshops via Zoom for both undergraduate and graduate students in the College. We hope that your schedule will enable you to participate and benefit from these supportive conversations.  You do not need to attend all workshops to participate, and you are not required to RSVP.

For workshop access, please contact the Dean's office at 412.396.6388.

Workshop Series Structure

The series will examine the five pillars of wellbeing:

  • Psychological flexibility
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion regulation/distress tolerance
  • Acceptance
  • Self-compassion

One of these pillars will be addressed each week during an approximately 50-minute workshop.  Each workshop will include didactic, experiential, and discussion-based activities.

Series Topics

Psychological Flexibility
Tuesday, March 23, 12:00 pm

Research has shown that individuals with increased psychological flexibility enjoy better mental health and a higher quality of life. Psychological flexibility is the ability to maintain present moment contact and, depending on the situation, persist or change behavior in the pursuit of goals and values.

Mindfulness
Tuesday, March 30, 12:00 pm

Mindfulness can be a powerful way to help better manage the current stresses and uncertainties that impact wellbeing. Simply stated, mindfulness is observing one's internal and external experience with curiosity and nonjudgment.

Stress Management
Tuesday, April 6, 12:00 pm

Emotional regulation and distress tolerance skills contribute to wellbeing by increasing awareness of one's emotional responses and facilitating insight regarding how to effectively manage these feelings. Additionally, these practices address the inherent challenge of differentiating between what one can and cannot change.

Acceptance
Tuesday, April 13, 12:00 pm

Obsessing, worrying, and overthinking can decrease wellbeing by keeping you "stuck." Practicing the skill of acceptance allows one to move forward and make room for difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and situations.

Self-Compassion
Tuesday, April 20, 12:00 pm

Compassion is the experience of recognizing the suffering of others and taking action to help. Self-compassion is the practice of turning this experience inward and engaging with oneself from a place of kindness. The practice of self-compassion contributes to wellbeing by increasing motivation, enhancing self-worth, fostering resilience, and reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.