Seminar Series: Video Archive

Anxiety Series ||  General Topics  Re-Imagining Boe House Seminar Series

Presenters in the Re-Imagining Boe House Seminar Series will be recording their seminars.  As these recording become available, they will be posted here for streaming.  Because the Monday seminars on anxiety are repeated seminars, this site will hold only one recording of each of the three repeating anxiety seminar. The second table includes all other topics.

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Re-Imagining Boe House Seminar Series: Anxiety Series
Understanding Anxiety

Presented by: Huy Le, PsyD, LMFT

Video link: .mp4
This seminar helps students understand what anxiety is, how it differs from feeling stressed or overwhelmed, how anxiety hi-jacks the part of the brain designed to keep us safe, and what the physiological aspects of anxiety are.
Calming the Anxious Body and Mind

Presented by: Saras Bhadri, PsyD, LP

Video link: .mp4
This seminar gives students techniques and practice in settling their bodies and central nervous systems when anxious as well as maintaining practices that help the body remain settled. Techniques and practices include breathing, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and more.
Working With Anxious Thoughts

Presented by: Anne Breckbill, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Video link: .mp4
Anxious thoughts play an important role in maintaining a state of heightened anxiety. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) concepts of mindfulness, de-fusion, and expansion, students will learn how to change their relationship to the thought that feed anxiety.

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Re-Imagining Boe House Seminar Series: General Topics
Self-Compassion

Presented by: Meg Witt, Graduate Intern

Date: March 11, 2021
Video link: .mp4
Feeling like you’re stuck in a loop of self-critical thinking? Are you treating yourself as your own worst critic? Come to this seminar to learn more about how you can cultivate treating yourself with kindness, learning to be your own greatest supporter. We will explore how negative thought patterns can affect how you feel and look for ways to rewrite that internal narrative that leads to greater self-compassion.
Communication Styles

Presented by: Steve O’Neill, MA, LP

Date: March 18, 2021
Video link: .mp4
What’s my communication style? Do I tend to be passive, passive-aggressive, aggressive or assertive? Learn about these communication styles, their impact on you and your relationships.
Grief and Loss

Presented by: Katie Lovrien, Graduate Intern

Date: March 25, 2021
Video link: .mp4
Grief and Loss Resources
This seminar will help you understand the experience of grief and loss as well as healthy strategies for dealing with grief. You will learn about both navigating your own personal experiences of loss as well as how to support a friend or loved one who is grieving.
Explore Your Inner Love Languages

Presented by: Huy Le, PsyD, LMFT

Date: April 1, 2021
Video link: .mp4
This seminar will provide information on the theory of love languages, assist you to gain insight into your own love language, explore factors that influence your love language, and explore how your love language impacts various relationships (e.g. peer-to-peer relationships, romantic relationships, etc.)
Brainstorm: What our Brains Look Like On Stress

Presented by: Sarah Swanson, Graduate Intern

Date: April 8, 2021
Video link: .mp4
Ever wonder why stress feels so overwhelming? Looking at the brain can help us understand why we react to stress the way we do. It can also help us understand some mindfulness techniques and stress-relieving steps we can take that help our brains simmer down from the brainstorm of stress. Together, we will learn how to put our brain back online in the face of stress.
Emotional Self-Awareness

Presented by: Meg Witt, Graduate Intern & Saras Bhadri, PsyD, LP

Date: April 15, 2021
Video link: (coming)
Emotion plays a critical role in our lives. In this seminar, you will learn the functions of emotions and we will discuss ten basic emotions and what they do for us.
Break the Cycle of Perfectionism

Presented by: Huy Le, PsyD, LMFT

Date: April 22, 2021
Video link: .mp4
This seminar will help you to understand perfectionism, recognize the feelings/thoughts/beliefs that are connected with perfectionism, and identify strategies to break from the vicious cycle of perfectionism.
Managing Depression

Presented by: Steve O’Neill

Date: April 29, 2021
Video link: (coming)
This seminar will review the primary symptoms of depression and will focus on coping strategies to best manage the impact depression can have on your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Relax and Recharge with Contemplative Practices

Presented by: Saras Bhadri, PsyD, LP

Date: May 6, 2021
Video link: (coming)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for many of us our stress level and mental health symptoms have reached an all-time high. One of the simple ways to reduce the stress and bring balance into our lives is to engage in contemplative practices, which helps to balance our entire system. In this seminar, we will focus on some gentle stretches, breathing practices and meditating together to create a collective healing space.
Covid-19 Costs: Dealing with Grief and Loss

Presented by: Anne Breckbill, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Date: May 13, 2021
Video link: (coming)
COVID-19 is a deadly illness, but its price tag is bigger than physical health alone. The secondary losses of this pandemic are painful and far-reaching. This seminar helps students find ways to approach grief about their COVID-19 losses.

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