Substance Abuse Counseling

One Day At A Time 2/17/2016 Newsletter

Managing Stress

As we begin the second month of the Spring Semester, you may find your stress levels elevating a bit.

Juggling work, school and your personal life can prove to be a difficult task at times, so it’s important that you manage your stress as much as possible.

Here are a few tips from Campus Mindworks on Managing Stress:

  • “A feeling of control and a healthy balance in your schedule is a necessary part of managing stress. Learning how to manage your responsibilities, accomplish your goals and still have time for rest and relaxation requires that you practice time management skills.

  • Try setting a specific goal for yourself that will improve your mood and help you reduce stress. Start by filling out a goal-setting worksheet.

  • Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you burn off the energy generated by stress.

  • Practice good sleep habits ensure that you are well-rested. Sleep deprivation can cause many physical and mental problems and can increase stress.

  • Pace yourself throughout the day, taking regular breaks from work or other structured activities. During breaks from class, studying, or work, spend time walking outdoors, listen to music or just sit quietly, to clear and calm your mind.

  • Start a journal. Many people find journaling to be helpful for managing stress, understanding emotions, and making decisions and changes in their lives.

  • Realize that we all have limits. Learn to work within your limits and set realistic expectations for yourself and others.

  • Find humor in your life. Laughter can be a great tension-reducer.

  • Seek the support of friends and family when you need to “vent” about situations that bring on stressful feelings. But make sure that you don’t focus exclusively on negative experiences; try to also think of at least three things that are going well for you, and share those experiences.”

You can see the article in its entirety here:

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CTE Month

CTE Month® is a public awareness campaign ACTE holds each February to celebrate Career and Technical Education and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. Leeward CC is having many upcoming events in honor of CTE month that are free!

Career Technical Programs at Leeward Community College

Accounting, Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Education, Health Information Technology, Information and Computer Science, Management, Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture, Substance Abuse Counseling, Television Production.


Friday, May 13th, 5-7:30pm

96-045 Ala Ike

Pearl City, HI

Application for Degree/Certificate: Graduation

To be awarded a diploma from the College, you must submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”. We strongly recommended that you schedule a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with a counselor before applying. Send an email to set up a Degree/Certificate Check now.

A non-refundable $15 fee is required for an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement. If you are denied graduation, the fee may be applied to subsequent degree/certificate applications. Proof of payment is required for the fee to be waived for subsequent semesters.

Outstanding Lecturer for 2016 Testimony

Please submit a testimony (if you had Barbara Naki as a lecturer) as to why we should nominate Barbara Naki as the Outstanding Lecturer this year. We need the testimony within a week to submit it along with the nomination. Please send your testimony to Professor Gwen Williams at .

Student Success Support Team

Melodee Himuro

Academic Specialist
Campus Resources
Academic Skills

To make an appointment:

1. log onto your MyUH portal

2. click on myLeeward tab

3. click on network success

4. click on schedule an appointment under my name

Office Hours (appointment only)

Monday: 10:15am-11:30am

Tuesday/Wednesday: 9:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am-11:30am, 2:30-4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:00pm

*15 minutes minimum or an hour maximum per appointment

Yvette Hamalian

Leeward Community College Student Peer Mentor
Campus Resource Connection

Office Hours (appointment only):

Tuesday and Friday
2:30pm - 4:30pm

*to make an appointment, email Yvette at no later than one day in advance for the day you would like to make an appointment. Please indicate the amount of time you would like the appointment to be (minimum 15 minutes and 1 hour at the max), day, and time (refer to office hours above).

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Peer Mentor Message

Aloha COSAC family, I wanted to share some words of wisdom that I hope to carry you through the start of a new semester. We will always be challenged by our daily duties and responsibilities that life gives us. We can overcome these trials and eras by accepting the situation and walking through them with the help of our circle of friends. Remember you are not alone on this journey. We are family, and we will walk this journey together.
Malama Pono
Yvette Hamalian