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UPDATE: AS OF MARCH  16th, 2020 The University Counseling Center IS NOT PROVIDING IN-PERSON skills workshops and mindfulness programs , to support the mental health needs of our campus community while mitigating COVID-19 risks in our department.  Therefore, relaxation chairs are not available for use. 

Our mission

The University Counseling Center skill-building workshops and mindfulness programs support student wellbeing and success from a holistic, strength-based, culturally affirming, and person centered approach.

What we offer

  • Online pre-recorded guided meditations
  • Self-help resources
  • Once registered for workshops provided online, our facilitators provide participants with a link for a live zoom meeting and a participant packet via email before each meeting
  • Live facilitated mindfulness meditations
  • For additional resources to help you become your happiest, healthiest self, check out Wellness & Integrative Health

 

Skills Workshops

 

Drop-in Mindfulness Sessions


Drop-in for a FREE facilitated 30-minute meditation session starting September 7, 2022. 

Mondays  @ 1 PM

Wednesdays @ 12:00 PM

NO registration required, just join our zoom meeting.  Participants can attend as many times as they like so long as they are a student, faculty, or staff of the U. See our flyer for more information about how to join.

Drop-in meditation sessions are led by a rotating group of facilitators who are staff of the University Counseling Center.  Sessions are not conducted during semester breaks or university holidays.  

trauma triage


For Students, Faculty and Staff (except where stated otherwise)

This is a FREE supportive virtual workshop for the campus community offered in collaboration with the Center for Student Wellness, and is designed to empower participants with skills and knowledge to manage the impacts of difficult events they have personally experienced. It is provided either as series of 4 weekly sessions, or as a half-day long workshop, to accommodate different schedules. The workshop aims to provide an accessible space for campus members as a first step before accessing longer-term supportive services or as a refresher for folx who may want to increase their supportive resources. 

  • Series 1: Tuesdays, 4 PM - 5 PM, 9/13 - 10/4 (students only)
  • Series 2: Thursdays, 4 PM - 5 PM, 10/27 - 11/17
  • HALF-DAY Format: Monday, 1 PM - 4 PM, 10/24

 

   Campus members who are in active crisis are encouraged to utilize the UCC’s Crisis Services or other campus crisis resources.

All participants must register at bit.ly/TraumaTriage, and it is encouraged that participants begin at Week 1.

 

TAMING STRESS


For Students, Faculty and Staff

 

This is a FREE 4-week workshop provided in series of 4 modules. Some series are provided online (zoom link provided after registration), and others in person (see our location at the bottom of the webpage). Participants will learn effective and practical skills they can use to cope with stress, anxiety and depression, as well as the distress of these challenging times.  See the flyer for more information about the content.  

 

The series schedule is as follows, excluding holidays and breaks:

  • Series 1: Thursdays, 4 PM – 5 PM, 9/1 – 9/22 (on zoom)

  • Series 2: Mondays, 1 PM – 2 PM, 9/12 – 10/3 (on zoom)

  • Series 3: Thursdays, 4 PM – 5 PM, 9/29 – 10/27 (in person)

  • Series 4: Mondays, 1 PM – 2 PM, 10/17 – 11/7 (in person)

  • Series 5: Thursday, 4 PM – 5PM, 11/3 – 12/1 (on zoom)

  • Series 6: Mondays, 1 PM – 2 PM, 11/14 – 12/5 (on zoom)

 

 All participants must register online to attend. Please, be aware that registrations submitted after the 2nd module of the series concluded will not be considered.

building Resilience


For Students, Faculty and Staff

This is a FREE 4-week workshop provided in series of 4 modules. Some series are provided online (zoom link provided after registration), and others in person (see our location at the bottom of the webpage).  Participants will learn and practice ways to increase their ability to recover successfully from life difficulties.  While Building Resilience is a standalone workshop, its participants may greatly benefit from taking it as a follow-up to the Taming Stress workshop; however, this is not a prerequisite. See the flyer for more information about content.

The series schedule is as follows, excluding holidays and breaks:

  • Series 1: Thursdays, 1 PM – 2 PM, 9/1 – 9/22 (on zoom)

  • Series 2: Tuesdays, 4 PM – 5 PM, 8/30 – 9/20 (on zoom)

  • Series 3: Thursdays, 1 PM – 2 PM, 9/29 – 10/27 (in person)

  • Series 4: Tuesdays, 4 PM – 5 PM, 9/27 – 10/25 (in person)

  • Series 5: Thursday, 1 PM – 2 PM, 11/3 – 12/1 (on zoom)

  • Series 6: Tuesdays, 4 PM – 5 PM, 11/1 – 11/22 (on zoom)

 

All participants must register online to attend. Please, be aware that registrations submitted after the 2nd module of the series concluded will not be considered.

mindful authentic living


For Students, Faculty and Staff

 This is a FREE 6-week workshop, provided in series of 6 modules. Participants will learn and practice ways to increase self-awareness and self-understanding, to cultivate personal authenticity, and deepen life meaning. It is highly recommended that participants start attending the workshop at module 1, and commit to attending all modules to gain the most benefit from the workshop. Please, see our flyer for more information about the content.

The series schedule is as follows, excluding holidays and breaks:

  • Thursdays from 12 PM – 1 PM, 9/29 – 11/9

 

The workshop meets in person:

Student Services Building, Room 344 (Groups and Workshops)

 

All participants must register online to attend. Please, be aware that registrations submitted after the 3rd module of the series concluded will not be considered.

 

INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS


For Students

This is a FREE 4-week workshop, offered by zoom (invitation provided after registration). The series include a set of 4 modules. Participants will refine skills to develop and maintain meaningful rewarding relationships, while engaging in them authentically. Please, see the flyer for more information about the content.  It is highly recommended that participants start attending the workshop at module 1, and commit to attending all modules to gain the most benefit from the workshop.

The series schedule is as follows, excluding holidays and breaks:

  • Series 1: Thursdays, 11 AM – 12 PM, 9/15 – 10/6

  • Series 2: Thursdays, 11 AM – 12 PM, 10/26 – 11/16

 

All participants must register online to attend.Please, be aware that registrations submitted after the 2nd module of the series you elect concluded will not be considered. 

Mental Coaching for Success


For neurodiverse students

  

This FREE 4-week workshop is offered by zoom (invitation provided after registration), in series of 4 modules. It is designed to help students gain practical skills to help with planning, organization, time management, focus, and avoiding procrastination. It is highly recommended that participants start at module one, if possible. See the flyer for more information about the content.

  • Series 1: Tuesdays, 3:30 PM - 5 PM, 9/6 - 9/27
  • Series 2: Tuesdays from 3:30 PM - 5 PM, 10/25 - 11/15

 

All participants must register online to attend. Please, be aware that registrations submitted after the 3rd module of the series concluded will not be considered.

Mindful Work/Life Balance


For Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

   

This FREE 4-week workshop is offered by zoom meeting (invitation provided after registration), in series of 4 modules.  The workshop is designed to introduce participants to mindful strategies for balancing work-life stress.  Come learn effective coping tools for navigating the responsibilities of different life roles as well as techniques for managing stress and anxiety. See our flyer for more information about the content.

  •     Series 1: Wednesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 9/7 - 9/28
  •     Series 2: Wednesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 10/26 - 11/16

 

All participants must register online to attend. Please, be aware that registrations submitted after the 3rd module of the series concluded will not be considered.

 

Register now!

 

 

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Last Updated: 9/7/22