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Tritons RISE Workshops

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RISE for your daily dose of Well-Being! Join CAPS and our partners for our Tritons RISE Together innovative and experiential programming. Based on research from peak performance psychology, mind/body sciences and the field of positive psychology, our RISE Workshops are here to promote you reaching your potential in all areas of your life: emotional, physical, and social. Be inspired, learn skills, and build our Triton community spirit!  

  • You do not need to make an appointment unless the workshop indicates pre-registration - simply show up! See you there Tritons! 
  • To view which programs are running this quarter, please click on the "RISE Schedule" section on this page. To see a list and description of each workshop, click on the appropriate section. 

If you have any further questions about programs, please contact the CAPS Central Office at (858) 534-3755. 


RISE Calendar

Tritons RISE Together Calendar

  • You can also access event information from our CAPS Calendar page.

RISE Daily Schedule


Spring 22: Tritons RISE Workshop Schedule


SunRISE Sessions

Presenting a CAPS & Recreation partnership yoga class! Join in our sunRISE community for a well-being and movement-based session designed to both ground and inspire you! Start your week by creating a growth mindset and setting your intentions. Bring a mat or towel and see you there Tritons!

Erin Bartelma
  • Dr. Erin Bartelma & UCSD Recreation
  • 10:00-11:00am
  • Weeks 1-9
  • UCSD Main Gym "Rec Gym Activity Room"
  • Register here!
  • Flyer (PDF)
  • ** Be sure to pre-register through Recreation to save your spot as this workshop fills up! 

Better Balance

Better Balance is a drop-in workshop for students to learn how to develop habits that create/sustain a more balanced and healthy life. Each week, students will learn and practice a new habit based off of principles in positive psychology that increase well-being and overall wellness. Topics to be discussed are engaging in the present moment, gratitude, grit and resilience, the mind-body connection, social connection/relationships, and the benefits of nature.

Alyssa Hufana 
  • Dr. Alyssa Hufana
  • 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Weeks 1-9, No meeting Week 7 (5/9) or Week 10 (5/23)
  • Flyer (PDF)
  • Zoom Link

Performance Lab

Performance Psychology is referred to as “the science of success.” Join our interactive lab workshops to learn academic success strategies and techniques to help you flourish in the classroom and in life. Each week we’ll cover a new topic and discuss research-based skills you can practice and apply. Drop-in for one workshop or join us for the entire series!

Erin Bartelma 

Mindfulness Studio

Mindfulness Studio is a drop-in workshop where you can learn and practice ways to connect more deeply with yourself, others and to gain/regain peace and joy. You will be invited to engage in various meditative practices including visualization, breathwork and compassion based meditations. Topics include mind-body connection, working with difficult thoughts and emotions, self-compassion, understanding Inner Critic and safety, and mindful communication.

Haim Shemer
  • Haim Shemer, PsyD and GAPSWell Associates Anja Payne & Seraphina Solders
  • 2:00-3:00pm
  • Weeks 2-10, No workshop: 1/19 (Week 3) & 1/26 (Week 4), Via Zoom
  • Flyer (PDF)
  • Zoom Link

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

Sleep Reset

Sleep From A to Zzzzs! Join us to learn what each of us can do to prepare for the best quantity and quality of sleep possible! Get the best sleep YOU can - to rest, restore, and refuel. Learn research based tips and techniques as well as resources designed to fit your life. We start where you are at today to make all the gains possible for you and your needs. Find out what a sleep reset can do for mood, focus, concentration, energy and more!

Rhonda Hackshaw


Social Justice Self-Compassion Mindfulness Hour

A space to discuss and connect with one another on personal, college, and societal level social justice concerns/experiences while also attending to our well-being through guided self-compassion mindfulness exercises.

David Diaz


NOTE: 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.





RISE Resources

Tritons RISE Resources

More info coming soon