Wellness Workshops (previously known as “Toolkits”) 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.

For additional information about the CWS Group Program please contact Genny Cuocci LCSW, CASAC at (212) 992-5678 or gc914@nyu.edu.

Summer 2020

Virtual Wellness Workshops

The following Wellness Workshops will run remotely on Zoom.

To join, please call Counseling and Wellness Services at (212) 998-4780 or email Genny at gc914@nyu.edu prior to the workshop start time. The workshop leader will send you the Zoom meeting info prior to the start time.

Health & Wellness

Life Skills

Mondays, 4pm-5pm &
First four Thursdays of the month, 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.

Breaking the Loop: Mindfulness for Problematic Behaviors

Tuesdays, 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

Mondays, 4pm-5pm
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.


Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm
This workshop allows students to learn and practice a variety of mindfulness techniques. Each week will cover a different type of meditation, including: breathing and body scan, visualization, sensory mindfulness, mindful movement, mindfulness apps and biofeedback.

Quarantine Your Stress

August 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, & Sept 1, 4pm-5pm
This workshop will provide a safe environment for NYU Students who are quarantining in the NYU residence halls and facing the stress of transitioning back to NYU in the time of a quarantine to access emotional support around the impact of the coronavirus and other recent events. Topics will include social isolation and anxiety of uncertainty.

Stress Management During Uncertain Times

Starting September 8
Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm

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.

Sex in the Time of COVID-19

Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm
This a workshop is a space to talk about sex during the pandemic. 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.


Getting the Sleep You Need Workshop

Tuesdays, 3pm-4pm
Dates: 7/7, 7/14, 7/21 only

This workshop will use mindfulness, body movements, and other expressive arts approaches to help aid sleep.


Understanding Trauma

Thursdays, 2pm-3pm
This 3-week workshop 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.


Time Management Workshop

Tuesdays, 3pm-4pm
Dates: 6/2, 6/9, 6/30, 7/7, 8/18, 8/25 only

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.