Healthy Ways to Handle Stress

Mindtap is a program created by Beth Demmons, SWLC, Counselor and Carroll Community Educator in the Carroll Wellness Center.  Beth uses evidenced-based research in the fields of mental health and wellness to enhance the skills and abilities of people navigating life.  The objective of the program is not only to survive college but to thrive in this environment and develop skills that remain with you as you face life’s challenges and strive to make the world a better place.

Through this program, Beth provides psychoeducation to all Carroll College community members to improve mental health and well-being.  Focus is placed on a once a week presentation providing education and skills-based training, Mindful Practice videos created and posted to enhance various mental health concerns and Mindful Minutes created as video productions offering simple methods to regulate emotion, increase distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is the developer of DBT and the Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders. 

Check out several videos for Mindful practices and skills (must have Carroll login)

Mindtap skills training

Mindtap skills training is offered every Tuesday through the end of April from 1:00 to 1:50 in the lower CUBE.  All Carroll community members are invited to attend.  Classes are created as stand-alone so that participants can pick and choose which training or presentations they wish to participate in.  Topics will be posted on the Carroll Wellness Webpage.  In addition, Mindful Practice and Mindful Minutes are available on the webpage and will be promoted throughout campus media channels at various times.

This program meets every Tuesday throughout the 2022 – 2023 academic school year.

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

January – Be Kind to Food Servers Month and National Codependency Awareness Month
4 Part Relationship Series (Jan 24 – Feb 14) – Participation in each workshop is recommended but they are designed to stand alone if you aren’t able to come each week.

  • Jan 24 – Attachment Styles and Romantic Relationships
  • Jan 31 – Healthy Boundaries for Healthy Relationships

February – Human Relations Month and LGBT+ Awareness Month

  • Feb 7 – Relationship Conflict Resolution and Fair Fighting – Siena room
  • Feb 14 – Relationship Green Flags
  • Feb 21 – Happiness Chemicals
  • Feb 28 – Productively Procrastinating but Still Not Getting Things Done

March – Gender Equality Month and National Social Work Month

  • Mar 7 – Healthy Choices – Siena room
  • Mar 14 – No Workshop, Spring Break
  • Mar 21 – Building Resilience
  • Mar 28 – Exploring Empathy vs Sympathy – Siena room

April – Autism Acceptance Month, Celebrate Diversity Month, National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

  • April 4 – Self-Care Assessment
  • Apr 11 – No Workshop
  • Apr 18 – Surviving and Thriving
  • Apr 25 – Stop, Notice, Explore