At CAPS we strive to empower you to be successful in all aspects of your life here
at WCU. With this, we've built out tools to help support the many aspects of wellness
in your life. Explore the videos and resources below to learn more.
The COPE workbook is used in conjunction with our psychoeducational workshop series
that is aimed to help students with their emotional and relationship concerns. We
are pleased to make the COPE workbook available as a resource to all students, even
if you have not attended one of our workshops. COPE Workbook
There's a lot more to wellness than you might think! Wellness is comprised of many
pieces and each of those pieces can have an effect on your life in a number of ways.
Explore the video below for ways to improve your wellness and discover more with our SELF CARE ASSESSMENT
The Happiness Trap
We tend to get stuck believing popular ideas about happiness that really just make
us miserable. There are several main "traps" that we fall into when thinking about
happiness. The video below will help you address those traps. You can also EXPLORE THE HANDOUT
Navigating Difficult Conversations
How many of you simply avoid having a conversation because you thought it was going
to be awkward or uncomfortable. And how many times did the situation get any better
when it was avoided? Probably not many. The video below will help you learn how to
start those awkward conversations. Take a look over the CONVERSATION STARTERS WORKSHEET to get started.
4 Fabulous Skills
Did you know that anxiety and depression are the top two reasons students at Western
seek counseling at CAPS? In fact, 80% of CAPS clients had anxiety as a concern last
year while around 70% of them listed depression as a concern. This video will teach
you 4 Fabulous skills for helping to manage anxiety and depression.
We encourage you to try them out with our FABULOUS SKILLS WORKSHEET
We have about 50,000 thoughts each day and about 80% of those thoughts are negative.
We know if it hard to stay focused on the present with so much negativity going on.
We want to teach you some skills to help you have more control over your thoughts. EXPLORE OUR 3-MINUTE BREATHING SPACE WORKSHEET
Motivation. We know that there are days (or weeks) where it can be REALLY hard to
motivate yourself to get work done, whether that’s for school, a job, or in your personal
life. This video will give you enough information to understand how you work best
and give you some skills to motivate yourself. EXPLORE OUR TIME TRACKER WORKSHEET
A Better Night's Sleep
You have heard about the importance of getting enough sleep. But you might be thinking,
there’s a lot on your plate and often sleep takes a back seat. This video will provide
information about why prioritizing your sleep can actually help you get things done. EXPLORE THE SLEEP WORKSHEET
Crisis Situation Skills
Have you been in a situation that felt completely overwhelming? Here are three things
you can do to navigate crisis situations and avoid making a tough situation worse.
EXPLORE OUR CRISIS PREVENTION PLAN WORKSHEET
Self esteem is the way you think and feel about yourself. It shows up in three main
areas of our life. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how our self
esteem is doing. It does impact us if we don’t pay attention to it, so we want to
talk about how to improve your self-esteem. EXPLORE OUR FIVE-FINGER EXERCISE
There are big differences between perfectionists and healthy achievers. You might
be wondering, “Do I have a problem with perfectionism?” Watch this video to find out
and to discover ways to keep perfectionism from getting in your way. LEARN MORE
Every Body Matters
Our relationship with our body is tied into our experience with our emotions. When
we watch how we talk about our bodies and and focus on self-care practices, the easier
it is for us to maintain our emotional well-being and a positive relationship with
ourselves. Check out this video to learn how. EXPLORE The handout