Gain Tools for Wellness with the Spring Resilience Series!

Written by the Basic Needs Team

This Spring Quarter, UCSC Basic Needs is offering a Resilience Series for Students!

The Spring Resilience Series is a 9-week program for students to gain tools for personal/academic development, community care, and sharing in a safe space. Each session covers a different topic related to resilience and includes guided meditations, group discussions, and wellness resources!

Sessions will start during Week 2 and will be offered on Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm and Wednesdays from 10-11:30am. To register, sign-up here!

Session Topics

Apr. 6th & 7th: The Resilient You

Gain knowledge about the dimensions and components of resilience, identify ways in which you can foster resilience in everyday life, learn and practice self-reflection tools to foster inner/outer resilience based on your personal stories, cultural identities and academic goals.

Apr. 13th & 14th: Self and Community Care in Stormy Times

Learn about Healing Justice as a framework that highlights the vital importance of taking care of oneself and others during challenging times and identify practical ways to enhance holistic self- and community care.

Apr. 20th & 21st: Managing Time Wisely

Learn task-management skills and motivation strategies, and maintain self-discipline, set academic goals, write out objectives and develop a daily action plan. Gain tools to enhance focus, discipline and creativity.

Apr. 27th & 28th: Body Wisdom

Gain an embodied awareness about how stress shows up and influences our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Learn practices to support thriving and access inner resources that enhance healing and well-being.

May 4th & 5th: Cultivating a Healthy Mindset

Learn a 5-step process for transforming negative self-talk, foster self-compassion when facing life challenges, and reflect on your habitual mindsets.

May 11th & 12th: Mindful Emotional Care in Challenging Times

Learn mindfulness-based strategies for attending to difficult emotions when they arise, develop helpful attitudes to overcome fear and anxiety, and discover ways to find calm within.

May 18th & 19th: Mindful Communication

Learn practical tips to raise self-awareness and bring more clarity and care to communications; enhance personal well-being and interpersonal relationships. Gain skills for mindful speaking, listening, and setting healthy boundaries.

May 25th & 26th: Being Your Best Self

Explore and share ideas and ways to achieve success now and in the future. Topics will include personal qualities for success, barriers for showing up as “the best version” of ourselves, and the power of intention and intuitive visualization as self-knowledge strategies.

June 1st & 2nd: Activating a Growth Mindset

Develop an understanding of what mindsets are and how they operate at different levels of our lives. Learn the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and how to shift your thinking to activate resilience and promote well-being.

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