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.

Summer 2019 Toolkit Schedule


Chilling Out: A CBT Approach for Anxiety

Mondays, 3pm-4:30pm
This skill-based therapy toolkit helps those who have anxiety problems, such as panic attacks, general worrying, or out-of-control thoughts. Participants will be able to share their current stressors as well as learn techniques to face their everyday anxiety.


Sweet Dreams: Insomnia Toolkit

First Wednesday of each month, 3pm-4pm
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.


Male Spectrum Identified Survivor Support and Empowerment

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm
This support group provides a safe space for students who are survivors of sexual assault. The group aids in coping with the impacts of sexual trauma on day-to-day life.



Call for individual appointment
This toolkit is run as individual sessions. Sessions  will be focused on skill-building surrounding issues such as organization; planning; time management; procrastination; sustaining effort and focus; and cognitive restructuring of negative, automatic thoughts that may interfere with students’ work efforts and productivity.

In a New York Minute: Time Management Toolkit

First and second Tuesdays of each month, 3pm-4pm
This toolkit has two sessions. Students are encouraged to sign up for both sessions
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.


Mondays, 2pm-3pm
"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.


Life Skills Toolkit

Mondays, 4pm-5pm and Thursdays, 3pm-4pm
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 one section, or all four.

Mindfulness for Addictive Behaviors

Third and fourth Tuesdays of each 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 toolkit 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 Health Dating Relationships

First four Mondays of each month, 5pm-6pm
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.

Mindful Coloring

Third and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 3pm-4pm
Like other mindful activities that help us focus on the present moment, coloring can enhance emotional well-being, create feelings of calmness and relaxation, alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, and improve concentration. We will have colored pencils and coloring books for adults available for our students.



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