Wellness Workshops are designed to help students develop new skills that enhance personal, academic, and social well-being. They 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 workshop lengths. Wellness Workshops are an excellent option for students as a part of the integrative treatment model of Counseling and Wellness Services at NYU.
Join a Wellness Workshop
To join a Wellness Workshop, please call Counseling and Wellness Services at (212) 998-4780. The workshop leader will send you the Zoom meeting info prior to the start time.
Wellness Workshops are held virtually and are open to all students, including those residing out of state/country.
Spring 2021 Virtual Wellness Workshops
Health & Wellness
AAPI Students Support Space
Fridays, 2pm-3pm (beginning April 2)
This workshop is open to AAPI students and those students impacted by anti-Asian violence. Participants are will have the opportunity to share their thoughts, feeling and experiences in a safe, supportive environment.
DBT: Life Skills
Mondays, 4pm-5pm, Wednesdays, 9am-10am, or Thursdays, 3pm-4pm
(First four of the month)
Learning to be in charge of your emotional life is one of the most satisfying, empowering skills you can learn as a person! This workshop will teach you the nuts and bolts of the art and science 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 one section, or all four.
Breaking the Loop: Mindfulness for Problematic Behaviors
Last two Tuesdays of the month, 3pm-4pm
Are you hooked into repetitive behaviors that are not aligned with your values and personal goals? These behaviors may include addictive behaviors such as social media habits, binge watching TV, avoidance, and using substances. This twice monthly workshop is designed to build awareness and give individuals options to replace unhelpful behaviors. It will expand your ability to cope and respond creatively to everyday stressors by teaching mindfulness practices and other DBT skills.
Navigating Healthy Dating Relationships
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 workshop 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. Students are required to attend the sessions in order.
First and second Wednesdays of the month, 4pm-5pm &
Second and third Thursdays of the month, 4pm-5pm
The practice of mindfulness can help promote resilience, improved stress management, and compassion for self and others. This workshop allows students to learn and practice a variety of mindfulness techniques as a means to promote good health of mind, body and spirit and meet the challenges of uncertain times.
This workshop will provide a safe environment for NYU Students transitioning back to the Fall 2020 semester to access emotional support around the impact of COVID-19 and other recent events. Topics will include social isolation and anxiety of uncertainty. This includes students living out of state and students who were planning to study away this semester.
Biculturalism: Understanding Self and Others for International Students
Are you distressed about adjusting to a New Culture and staying connected to NYU during uncertain times? This workshop is open to all international NYU students, either Go Local or abroad, interested in issues of biculturalism and building coping strategies to manage acculturative distress. Topics will include challenges in communication and building connections remotely, social isolation and homesickness, academic distress, and self-care for international students.
This workshop is a space to talk about sex and what it means to you. Topics will include: exploring your sexual goals, your body and your desires; sex and communication; and intimacy in general and during COVID-19. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss sex in a safe, nonjudgmental and sex-positive space.
6 sessions: Wednesdays, March 17-April 21, 3pm-4pm CET (Central European Time) / 9am-10am EST
During challenging and stressful times, or when facing significant life changes, we can get caught up into worries, stress and difficulty sleeping. This workshop will provide you with effective tools to relax body and mind, yielding both physical and emotional wellbeing. For the purpose of the techniques, students are required to be in a private room laying down or sitting in an armchair. The workshop consists of six weekly meetings, which students are encouraged to attend in order, as the various techniques will be covered sequentially. The workshop is scheduled at Central European Time, please be aware of time differences.
Feeling uncomfortable when communicating is something that happens to everyone. Oftentimes, we aren’t taught healthy or effective interpersonal communication skills and this can impact how we engage in the world with friendships, romantic partnerships and professional relationships. This workshop provides an opportunity to practice communicating and explores ways to move through the awkwardness to have healthy, thoughtful dialogues. The workshop is a three part series that can be attended in any order.
First and third Wednesdays of the month, 4pm-5pm
This one-session workshop is designed to provide you with a better understanding of what trauma is, and the ways in which trauma impacts your body, mind, behaviors and relationships. This workshop can also help students identify various options for treating trauma.
Eating Disorders: Information for Friends and Family
First Tuesday of the month, 4pm-5pm
This workshop is meant for students who have a friend, family member, roommate, or loved one with an eating disorder and who are looking to learn more about eating disorders and how to best support someone. Students will have the opportunity to learn from a mental health professional, ask questions, and also get support from other students who may be attending the workshop.
First and second Mondays of the month, 2pm-3pm
"I'll do it tomorrow." How many times have you said that in the past week? Procrastination affects us all and can be a hard pattern to change. This one session module helps to identify areas of procrastination, the challenges we face, and teaches ways to set our goals not for tomorrow but today.
Time Management Workshop
First and second Tuesdays of the month, 3pm-4pm
Get a grip on time. Time management is one of the biggest challenges students face. This workshop addresses some of the primary hurdles to good time management, and offers tips and solutions for using time more effectively. It has two sessions and students are encouraged to sign up for both sessions.
Getting the Sleep You Need
This workshop will help students learn ways to practice healthy sleep hygiene and improve sleep quality.