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Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Interested in Registering?

Thriving, Not Just Surviving is a free seven-week workshop series that pairs specialist-led workshops with impactful and reflective self-care activities to create an outlet and supportive community for survivors of interpersonal violence (sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking). This series is open to survivors of all identities from the UC Santa Barbara undergraduate and graduate communities! 


Express Interest for UCSB Fall Quarter 2024 by October 6th! 

Space is limited. 

After filling out this interest form, you should receive an email within the next few days from a co-facilitator with information regarding the next steps. 

The workshop series includes activities such as yoga and reiki, creative outlets and boundaries work to foster a tight-knit community and give survivors an essential toolkit of interactive coping and self-reflection skills that will help guide them in their healing journeys. This is not a space where participants share or discuss their past trauma, but instead a space where participants are united by their healing journeys. The undergraduate workshop series will be led by Thriving Initiative student co-facilitators, bringing in community specialists each week who will lead the group through a variety of intriguing and interactive workshops. The graduate-only group is hosted by UCSB graduate student co-facilitators. 

All participants will be asked to agree to standards of group confidentiality to create a safe and welcoming space for healing, growth, and compassion for all. The workshops will be taking place Wednesday evenings in person groups, all materials will be provided free of cost. The exact time of the series will be shared with participants after registration. Please contact our Program Manager, Emma Wolters, at ( for more information about the program or ways to be involved.  


Past participants reported an increase in sense of belonging (+47.5%) and safety (+42.5%) after the series.

Rose Quartz and other gems

Participants reported a 27.5% increase in ability to use coping strategies when triggers arise after just eight weeks.

Participants reported knowledge of their own boundaries at a 30% higher rate than just two months prior.

Poster reading "Time to Resist"

Participants reported significantly decreased rates of flashbacks (-20.5%),
decreased trouble breathing (-35%), and fewer feelings of anxiety (-32.5%).

Yoga supplies

Additional interpersonal violence survivor resources:

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