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Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

The WRRC will be offering a number of programs throughout the year, both in-person and remotely. Here you will find information on the WRRC's wellness programs that are offered. These programs are founded in our belief that investing in yourself is important. We hope to see you at one of our programs this year!

Chillin' on the Porch

Chillin' on the Porch is hosted each quarter on the WRRC's front porch. Participants are invited in to participate in various self-care and creative activities facilitated by WRRC volunteers, interns, and staff. Past activities have included: 

  • Designing your own bookmark
  • Making your own button
  • Making your own tincture with the Student Farm
  • Collage art 
  • and much more!

Check our calendar for updates about upcoming dates and times. 

Creative Circles

Creative Circles is hosted and facilitated on a monthly basis by a CAN counselor and WRRC staff. This creative space encourages, students, staff, and faculty to engage in art as tool for decompression and stress management. All supplies are free and provided for participants.

Time and Location: TBD

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Faculty and Staff Womxn of Color Group

This program is an informal gathering space for UCD faculty and staff who identify as womxn of color to build community. While this is not a therapy group, it is a space to share experiences and strategies for self-care in a private setting. This program is done in collaboration with the Academic and Staff Assistance Program. Registration for fall and winter quarter is currently open.

Write to Thrive

Cupped hands holding a heart with Write to Thrive: healing support space for survivors of sexual trauma on it with a purple and yellow ombre background.

Write to Thrive is a healing support space using the medium of writing to provide a safe environment for survivors of sexual trauma. Participants are encouraged to practice self-care, create supportive community with each other, develop coping skills, and explore their personal stories in a space of compassionate listening. The group meets every other week throughout the quarter and has life enhancing themes each session. Each participant is encouraged to share only to the degree they feel comfortable in pairs and group check-ins.

In order to develop emotional safety, students are requested to commit to attend all meeting times to ensure the group experience is meaningful and cohesive to all of the participants. Weekly topics may include:

  • Establishing safety in one’s environment and sense of self
  • Developing a network of support
  • Self-care and self-soothing skills
  • Developing from surviving to thriving
  • Healing and releasing difficult experiences
  • Sharing and transforming one’s story
  • Understanding common reactions and feelings of survivors

All genders are welcome to participate.

To schedule a consultation to see if the group is a good match for you, contact Maia Huang.

Free Space

Free Space program flyer: support from for LGBTQIA+ Students. There is an image of different people in the bottom right corner.

Looking for an open space to talk about things with other LGBTQIA+ students who can relate to your experience? Come join us in Free Space, a safe support space to unwind and be your wonderful self!

Free Space is a healing place for LGBTQIA+ students to provide and receive mutual peer support in a safe environment. The focus of this group is learning how to adjust to campus life and social pressures after a year of pandemic lockdown, as well as sharing our intersecting identities in a supportive space. We’ll be using journaling, playful interactive exercises, guided meditations, and other educational materials to explore our identities and grow as a community together. Participants are encouraged to practice self-care, create healing community with each other, develop coping skills, and explore their personal identities and experiences with compassionate support. The group meets every other week throughout each quarter. Each participant is encouraged to share only to the degree they feel comfortable in group check-ins.

This space is open to undergrad and grad students. Individuals with LGBTQIA+ identities are welcome to participate. To schedule a meeting to see if the group is a good match for you, contact CAN counselor, Maia Huang.

Inside Out

Inside Out: A support group for students with STIs. Brown background with a line sketch of a person in a salmon colored circle.

Have you just been diagnosed with a STI? Or have you had an STI for a longer period of time, but never had the opportunity to process your feelings about it? Please know that you’re not alone. Come join us for Inside Out, a healing support space for students with STI’s.

Inside Out is a confidential space for students with STI’s to provide and receive mutual peer support in a safe environment. Participants are encouraged to practice self-care, create supportive community with each other, develop coping skills, and share their experiences in a space of compassionate listening. We’ll be using different forms of the arts, such as writing, working with visual art media, authentic movement, and more for you to explore your underlying feelings and needs, as well as improving your relationship with your body.

This space is open to both undergrad and grad students. All gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome here. To schedule a meeting to see if the group is a good match for you, contact CAN Counselor, Maia Huang.