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.

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

September – National Suicide Prevention Month

  • Sep 6 – On Campus Support Resources (RA and PM, CARE Team, Accessibility, Wellness Center, etc) – Meet in upper CUBE for walking tour ending at the Wellness Center Relaxation Room.
  • Sep 13 – Motivation Cycle – Lower CUBE Avila room
  • Sep 20 – Consent is Tea – Bray Holmes – O’Connell, 107
  • Sep 27 – Suicide Awareness - Jess Hegstrom - Lower CUBE Avila room

October – LGBTQ+ History Month and National ADHD Awareness Month

  • Oct 4 – Managing Anxiety – Lower CUBE Sienna room
  • Oct 11 – Safe Choices Around Alcohol Use - Lower CUBE Avila room
  • Oct 18 – Fall Break
  • Oct 25 – Friendship Center – Eric Parsons - Lower CUBE Avila room

November – Gluten-free Diet Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Gratitude Month

  • Nov 1 – Self-Care Assessment - Lower CUBE Sienna room
  • Nov 8 – Assertive Communication - Lower CUBE Avila room
  • Nov 15 – Tolerance and Empathy - Lower CUBE Avila room
  • Nov 22 – No class (Tues before Thanksgiving Break)
  • Nov 29 – Boundaries (National Personal Space Day) - Lower CUBE Avila room

December – National Drunk and Drugged Driving

  • Dec 6 –  Friendship Center – Eric Parsons, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - Lower CUBE Sienna room
  • Dec 13 – No class (Finals week)