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Prioritize your mental health with expert-led workshops

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time to make your mental health a priority. Set some time aside on your calendar to pursue upcoming workshops that can help you enhance your well-being through stress-reduction and more.

Wellness workshops through Strive

For the classes below, register at strive2bfit.comDownload registration instructions (Box log-in required). Contact for questions.

Burnout Prevention
May 8, 1 – 1:45 p.m. (PT)
Escape from persistent burnout is within reach! Begin by recognizing the signs, taking proactive steps and embracing mental wellness exercises to cultivate a joyful, healthier environment. This webinar will help you discover the path to a brighter, more balanced life.

Stretch ‘n De-Stress
Fridays: May 10 – May 31, 8:30 – 9 a.m.
Stretch your body and de-stress your mind with this meditative practice. This class is designed to help stretch the muscles, release stress, and focus on calming the mind, blending stretches and deep breathing for a rejuvenating exercise.

Wellness workshops through FSAP

For the classes below, select each event date and time to register. Contact Tiffany Carrara for questions.

Gratitude in Action Hour with Dr. Jessica Allanson
May 9, 4 p.m., or May 10, 12 p.m.
Over the last 20 years, research supporting the benefits of mindfulness and gratitude practices has increased. Still, finding the right practice and time to do it can feel daunting. During this community-focused workshop, Jessica Allanson, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and fellowship training coordinator at UCSF FSAP will share current research on the benefits of a daily gratitude practice and tools to support your journey in finding a gratitude practice that works for you. This workshop will cover:

  • Recent research supporting the benefits of practicing gratitude
  • Options for creating a daily gratitude practice
  • Common barriers to starting a new practice
  • How to create an individual plan for implementing a gratitude practice
  • Opportunities to try different gratitude practices

Meditation Hour with Dr. Ana Dolatabadi
May 13, 12 p.m.
Join Ana Dolatabadi, Psy.D., director and clinical psychologist with the UCSF FSAP program for a virtual meditation hour. All you need to participate is a private, quiet space. Beginners and advanced practitioners are invited to practice three meditation techniques to help you de-stress, enhance mindfulness and promote overall well-being.

Healing Harp Lunch Break with Dr. Madrone Love and Alexis Lyon
May 17, 12 p.m., or May 24, 12 p.m.
Join us for a restorative healing harp session featuring Madrone Love, Psy.D., FSAP postdoctoral fellow, and Alexis Lyon, LMFT, school psychologist and harp instructor. They will illuminate the harp’s incredible capacity to promote mindfulness and alleviate stress. Learn how the harp can be used as a therapeutic instrument, then enjoy performances of songs designed to transport you to a state of calm and relaxation.

Putting Pen to Paper – a Journaling Hour for Reflection and Self-Expression with Dr. Nicolas Bob
May 29, 4 p.m., or May 31, 12 p.m.
Join Nicolas Bob, Psy.D., FSAP postdoctoral fellow, for a captivating hour of journaling to awaken creativity and foster personal growth. During three 15-minute guided journaling sessions, you will ignite your imagination and well-being, connecting with yourself and processing feelings without inhibition. No prior journaling experience is necessary—simply bring an open mind and a willingness to explore. Grab your favorite pen or pencil, and journal or paper, then prepare to embark on a transformative journey. All writing will remain entirely private.

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