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Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Interested in Registering?

Thriving, Not Just Surviving is a free six-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 community! 


Register for Fall 2022 by Sunday, October 16th at 11:59 pm.

Space is limited. 


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

More Program Details

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 rather a space where participants are united by their healing journeys. The undergraduate workshop series will be led by The Thriving Initiative's undergraduate student co-facilitators, bringing in community specialists each week who will lead the group through a variety of intriguing and interactive workshops. 

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 (walking distance from campus), and all necessary materials will be provided free of charge. The exact time and location of the series will be shared with participants after registration.


Please email Andrew Foley, at for more information about Thriving, Not Just Surviving for undergraduate students or The Thriving Initiative at large.


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


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.


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


Additional interpersonal violence survivor resources: