Toolkits are workshops designed to help students develop new skills that enhance personal, academic, and social well-being. Toolkits differ from CWS groups in that they are more focused on skill acquisition and are only one to four sessions in duration. Please see the descriptions below for particular toolkit lengths.
All students interested in participating in a toolkit should call (212) 998-4780 for further information and registration. Toolkits do not require an initial meeting with the facilitator and are available at no cost to registered NYU students.
In a New York Minute: Time Management Toolkit, This toolkit has two sessions. Students are encouraged to sign up for both sessions. First and second Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00pm
Get a grip on time. Time Management is one of the biggest challenges students. face. This class addresses some of the primary hurdles to good time management, and offers tips and solutions for using time more effectively.
Procrastination Toolkit, Two sessions: either the first and second Monday from 5:00-6:00pm, or the third and fourth Thursday of each month from 5:00-6:00pm
"I'll do it tomorrow." How many times have you said that in the past week? Month? Procrastination affects us all and can be a hard pattern to change. Come to our one-session module to identify areas of procrastination, the challenges we face, and learn ways to set our goals not for tomorrow but today.
CBT Anxiety Toolkit, First four Mondays of each month, 3:00-4:00pm
A four-session workshop series offering students the opportunity to learn practical skills to manage their anxiety. Workshops are didactic and provide students the opportunity to practice skills with the assistance of a cognitive behavioral therapist. Students must attend all four sessions to gain maximum benefit.
Life Skills Toolkit, First four Thursdays of each month, 3:00-4:00pm
Learn the skills of emotional regulation. In four sessions, students will learn about Mindful Constructive Focusing, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation. These courses run year-round, with each of the four topic areas recycling every month. Students may attend on session, or all four.
Biofeedback Toolkit, Mondays, 3:00-4:00pm
The focus will be on training students to learn the biofeedback technique to manage their stress.
Mindful Coloring, Third and Fourth Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00pm
This toolkit will provide space for participants to engage in mindfulness through adult coloring.
Mindfulness Toolkit, Four-session workshop starting the first Tuesday of each month. Must attend first session, 5:00-6:00pm
This toolkit allows students to learn and practice general mindfulness techniques and meditations. Each week will cover a different type of meditation: first three weeks will use traditional forms, whereas the fourth week will train students in technologically assisted techniques (biofeedback and apps).
Sweet Dreams: Insomnia Toolkit, First Wednesday of each month, 3:00-4:00pm
Can't sleep in the city that never sleeps? If so, this is the class for you. The nature of insomnia will be discussed and tips and tools for dealing with sleeplessness will be provided.
Meditation/Self-Hypnosis Toolkit, Call for an individual appointment
This toolkit helps students having difficulty managing the stressors of academics, relationships and family conflicts and teaches them to use meditation and self-hypnosis as coping strategies.
Trauma and Wellness Toolkit, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm
This four-week toolkit is designed to provide psychoeducation and coping strategies to help trauma survivors better understand and manage the effects of trauma on their body, psyche, and behavior.
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Preventions Toolkit (MBRP), First four Mondays of each month, 4:00-5:00pm
This is a weekly toolkit designed to bring practices of mindful awareness to individuals who have experienced the addictive and reactive trappings and tendencies of the mind. MBRP practices are intended to foster increased awareness of triggers, destructive habitual patterns, and "automatic" reactions. The mindfulness practices in MBRP are designed to help individuals pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices in every moment. MBSR has successfully been used to address substance use, binge eating, smoking, and other addictive behaviors.
Navigating Health Dating Relationships, First four Mondays of each month, 5:00-6:00pm
Even the healthiest of relationships take work. Whether you're already in a dating relationship, recently exited one, or are hoping to begin dating soon, this toolkit will help you recognize the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, learn skills for improved communication and conflict resolution and provide strategies for setting emotional boundaries with your partner.