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.
Fall 2021 Virtual Wellness Workshops
Health & Wellness
Three options: Mondays, 4pm-5pm; Wednesdays, 9am-10am; and Fridays, 2pm-3pm
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.
Two options: Mondays, 4pm-5pm and Wednesdays, 9am-10am
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.
Stress Management During Uncertain Times
First and second Tuesdays of the month, 4pm-5pm
A workshop designed to help you gain a different perspective on how you understand your own stress, identify signs of stress, and what you can do about it.
Thursdays, 11am to 12pm (October 14 through November 18)
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.
First and third Monday of the month, 3pm-4pm (starting October 4)
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 Monday of the month, 6pm-7pm (starting December 6)
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.
Substance Abuse: Information for Friends and Family
Second Monday of the month, 6pm-7pm (starting December 13)
This workshop is meant for students who have a friend, family member, roommate, or loved one with a substance abuse problem and who are looking to learn more about substance abuse 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.
Breaking the Loop: Mindfulness for Problematic Behaviors
Third and fourth 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.
First and second Wednesdays of the month, 3pm-4pm
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.
Sweet Dreams: Sleep Hygiene
This workshop will help students learn ways to practice healthy sleep hygiene and improve sleep quality.
Mondays, 2pm-3pm (starting November 1)
"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.
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.
International Students Support Space
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm (starting September 8)
Are you distressed about adjusting to a New Culture and staying engaged and connected at NYU during uncertain times? This workshop is open to all international and study abroad NYU Students interested in support around cultural adjustment and building coping strategies to manage acculturative distress. Topics will include challenges in communication and building connections remotely and in-person, social isolation and homesickness, academic distress, and self-care for international students.
API Students Support Space
Fridays, 2pm-3pm (starting October 8)
This workshop is open to API (Asian and Pacific Islander identified) students and those students impacted by anti-Asian violence and microaggression. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe and supportive environment.