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CAPS Daily Drop-In Workshops


 Get your Daily Dose of Well-Being! Having a tough day? Want to gain skills to increase well-being today? Need a "refresher" until your next appointment? CAPS is offering DAILY drop-in workshops for all registered students.

  • You do not need to make an appointment -- simply show up!
  • Download our Daily Drop-In Workshop Flyer (PDF)
  • If you have any questions, please call 858-534-3755 for more information.

Spring 21 Schedule


Foundations of Well-Being

Come spend an entertaining and informative hour examining six fundamental lifestyle areas. You will leave with a wealth of practical tips you can immediately use to make changes that will help you manage your stress, improve your mood, and enhance your life satisfaction.

Scott Hansen
  • Dr. Scott Hansen (858-534-3755)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Weeks 2-10, Via Zoom (no meetings 5/10 & 5/31)
  • Zoom link
  • Flyer (PDF)

Resiliency-Building Toolkit

Join us for a virtual workshop designed to help students develop new skills and build on existing strengths to navigate life’s obstacles and stresses. You’ll learn strategies to improve mindset and mood, increase mental sharpness, handle difficult emotions and relationships, and create a more positive relationship with yourself.

Michael McGlenn
  • Dr. Michael McGlenn (858-534-3755)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Weeks 2-10, Via Zoom (no meeting 4/13)
  • Zoom link
  • Flyer (PDF)

Mindful Wellness Wednesdays

Mindful Wellness is an adaptive workshop that teaches holistic skills for wellbeing. We will check in to see what is out of balance and explore accessible lifestyle changes that can support equanimity. Weekly skills will vary, but will include gentle yoga, breathing exercises, mindfulness, meditation, traditional wisdom about food and nature, and encouragement for students to reclaim their own traditional wellness practices.

Kristina Mendez

Wellness Thursdays

We all experience contradictory feelings and thoughts, but at the end of the day, how can we choose what’s best for us? We might try to balance our emotions and rational thinking, but sometimes, our feelings may not make that possible. This DBT workshop is an opportunity for you to take a personal journey to promote your wellbeing, and to experience the creation of supportive relationships. Come and join me to discuss and learn about how to practice mindful behaviors while at the same time, accepting our daily human experience.

Isabelle Creste
  • Dr. Isabelle Creste (858-534-3755)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Weeks 2-10, Via Zoom (no meeting 4/8)
  • Zoom link
  • Flyer (PDF)

Relaxation Skills

Come spend an hour learning a variety of basic relaxation skills that will help you deal with daily anxiety. You will leave with practical exercises you can apply immediately to manage and reduce the symptoms of stress in your life.

Scott Hansen
  • Dr. Scott Hansen (858-534-3755)
  • 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Weeks 2-10, Via Zoom (no meeting 5/7)
  • Zoom link
  • Flyer (PDF)


NOTE: CAPS Daily Drop-In Workshops are open to all currently registered UCSD students. No appointments needed — simply show up and enjoy! These workshops also qualify for Wellbeing Leadership Award through The Zone.

These meetings are not professional counseling. If you would like professional counseling or mental health treatment please call the CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 or go to our Getting Started page to arrange an appointment.