CAPS Groups and Meditation Workshops

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a program that students are welcome to use during their time here at Sonoma State. This semester CAPS is hosting lots of groups that you can join in order to help you through your time here:

Women of Color Collective
Providing an opportunity for women of diverse cultural backgrounds to come explore, process, and support each other in a safe space. Let’s create community and learn about ourselves!

Just Breathe!: Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
Meeting Fridays 2/27, 3/27, & 4/10 at 9 am
Need ways to stay calm under pressure? Learn to use the practice of mindfulness and other relaxation techniques to help you cope with stress. This group is a series of three workshops.

Bisexual Discussion Group
Meeting Mondays at 12 pm
Join our weekly discussion of topics related to bisexuality and explore your own sexual identity. Contact Lindsey Brooks: lindsey.brooks@sonoma.edu with questions.

Survivors of Sexual Assault
Meeting Tuesdays at 4 pm
This group provides a confidential and safe space for survivors of sexual assault to discuss their concerns and receive support. It also provides the opportunity for survivors to become involved in prevention and awareness. Please contact laura.williams@sonoma.edu for information.

Understanding Self and Others
Now Forming
Members of group therapy benefit from a supportive community of students dealing with similar issues. Group members are working on adjusting to college, managing emotions, improving relationships, and self-awareness.

Pathways Through Grief
Now Forming
Providing a healing environment to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn to cope with grief by sharing, understanding, and moving through the grief process while receiving support. Contact Alissa Melendez at melenali@sonoma.edu.

Men’s Group
Now Forming
This group provides a confidential and safe space to discuss men’s issues with the invitation to discuss and explore what kind of man you want to be in the world. Contact Joe Puentes at puentesj@sonoma.edu.

Women of Worth Group
Now Forming
Join with other SSU women to share your unique story, receive, and provide support in a safe environment. Issues of discussion may include but are not limited to: relationship difficulties, life balance, stress management, trauma, negotiating identities, assertiveness, body image, and self-esteem. Empower yourself and each other!

Are you interested in any of these groups? Contact CAPS for more info, 707-664-2153 or stop by Stevenson 1088. To learn more about the services that CAPS offers, take a look at their website: http://www.sonoma.edu/counselingctr/.