Emotional Well-Being Workshop Series - Breathing techniques for emotional self-regulation
Each year, Counseling Services presents the Emotional Well-Being Workshop Series to bring in mental health professionals from both on- and off-campus to discuss a wide variety of topics related to having a healthy emotional life. Each workshop will be on a Wednesday from 12:00 - 12:55 in Avery Library, and free lunch will be provided on a first-come basis.
On April 3rd, Dr. Jan Aura will speak about breathing techniques for emotional self-regulation. When you're overwhelmed, it can be hard to calm yourself down because we don't have direct control over most of our sympathetic nervous system. One important exception is through regulating our breathing - and there are numerous useful and practical strategies that you can learn to help yourself through difficult emotions.
Dr. Aura has worked with many people engaged in challenging and often creative goals who are having difficulties with relationships, achievement, depression, anxiety, sustained attention, or emotional concerns. She holds a Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology (with minors in Quantitative Psychology and Movement Psychotherapy) from UCLA. She has previously worked at Caltech Counseling Services and has worked closely with Caltech students and staff for many years. In her private practice, she has provided and taught psychotherapy for over 25 years.