Learn new methods to deal with stress
Veterans counselor opens door to all students for stress workshop
If you feel like you are more stressed than most, particularly during mid-terms and finals, SCC's new study skills workshop, put on by Dani Dutro, may be for you.
Dutro is the Veterans Advisor and Counselor here at SCC. Dutro said that her workshops are different than what may be available elsewhere, because she focuses on methods to help with the stress and anxiety that can come with studying for important tests. She is particularly suited to this task, having received a Master's Degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in treating anxiety disorders from Arizona State University, and from her time teaching high school in California.
Though she is at SCC thanks to a government grant to fund veterans' programs, Dutro is excited to be able to keep her door (located in the Office of Special Services in the FOSS building) open to anyone with a crisis. She emphasizes that this workshop is open to everyone. Even though the Veterans Center is a small room, Dutro hopes to have up to 12 people at the first workshop.
On Feb. 1, the workshop series began with "Time Management." This series will teach organizational skills, designed to keep projects from sneaking up on a student, through methods such as back-planning. Back-planning is a skill frequently used in the military, and is appreciated there for its ability to help complete a task on time.
Dutro has scheduled the series of workshops through the end of the spring quarter, but hopes the program will be so popular that SCC students demand it continue.
The workshops will be held in the Veterans Resource Center, on the second floor of the FOSS building, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2:30 p.m.
Bradley Brown, Business Manager