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.

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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.

When attending our virtual workshops, we ask that you find a private space to attend and turn your camera on in order to receive the best therapeutic effect. If you are in need of a private space to attend the workshop, you can use a space at 726 Broadway, Suite 471 by calling 212-998-4780.

For Additional Information

Contact Genny Cuocci, LCSW, CASAC, at (212) 992-5678 or gc914@nyu.edu.

Spring 2024 Wellness Workshops

The following workshops will be offered for Spring 2024. All workshops are held virtually unless otherwise noted. Please call 212-998-4780 or email gc914@nyu.edu to sign up for our workshops.

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First and third Mondays of the month, 2pm-3pm (beginning January 15th)
"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

First and second Tuesdays of the month, 3pm-4pm (beginning January 9th)
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.

ADHD Coaching: Intro to Executive Functioning Skills

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm (beginning January 9th)
This workshop provides practical interventions that target the core areas of interest for students diagnosed with ADHD or who have ADHD-like symptoms, such as planning, time management, goal setting, organization, and problem solving.  Skills covered in this workshop are intended to assist you in identifying where you are now, where you want to be, and how you can get there.  Skills covered in this workshop may assist you in: maintaining focus to achieve identified goals; translating abstract goals into concrete actions; building motivation and finding ways to use abstract rewards effectively.



First and second Wednesdays of the month, 4pm-5pm (beginning February 7th)
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.

Breaking the Loop: Mindfulness for Habit Change

Second 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.

Write It Out

Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm - IN PERSON
This workshop will provide students with a number of writing exercises to facilitate self-awareness, mindfulness and general well-being through the use of poetry and prompts for journaling.

Health and Wellness

Navigating Healthy Dating Relationships

Tuesdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm - IN PERSON Kimmel room 910; Wednesdays, 9am-10am - virtually; Thursdays, 6pm-7pm - virtually
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 boundaries with your partner. Students are required to attend the sessions in order.

Let's Talk About Sex

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm  (March 5th, 12th, 26th, and April 2nd)
Are you looking for a safe space to ask questions about sex and pleasure? This workshop is co-facilitated by experienced medical and mental health providers at the Student Health Center. Everyone is in different places in their journeys; some are exploring their sexual identities and orientations, while others are enacting specific sexual projects, which can be to not have sex, deepen intimacy or experiment to name a few projects. No matter where you are in your journey this workshop can be a place to discuss your goals, boundaries, communication, sexual transmitted infections, masturbation, different relationship models, BDSM, kinks and so much more. This workshop is a series of 4 sessions that can be
attended at any point but is only offered once a semester.

Sweet Dreams: Sleep Hygiene Workshop

Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm (beginning January 10th)
This workshop will help students learn ways to practice healthy sleep hygiene and
improve sleep quality.

Understanding Trauma

Thursdays, 2pm-3pm (beginning February 1st)
This four-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: Info for Family and Friends

First Monday of the month, 6pm-7pm
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 Misuse: Info for Family and Friends

Fourth Monday of the month, 6pm-7pm
This workshop is for students concerned about the substance use of a loved one. 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.

The EVERYbody Project

Fridays, March 1st - March 29th, 1pm-2:30pm - IN PERSON
Want to learn to confront unrealistic beauty standards and develop a healthier body image? If so, the EVERYbody Project is for you. The EVERYbody Project is a 3-session workshop designed to help college students find ways to resist the pressure to fit societal appearance ideals. As the name of the workshop suggests, the EVERYbody Project is targeted toward every type of body. This means that students of all gender identities, ethnicities, sizes, and ability statuses are welcome to join the workshop. The EVERYbody Project will be held on November 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 2pm-3:30pm. To get the most out of the workshop, students should attend all three sessions because each session builds on the previous session.

Mental Health Tools for Sport Performance

Every other Tuesday and Thursday, 3pm-4pm.
CWS is offering a virtual rotating workshop series to NYU’s varsity athletes. It is aimed toward tackling common concerns related to spors performance including mental focus, anxiety management, and increasing self-confidence. The schedule for the workshop is as follows: 

  • Mental Focus: 2/13, 3/7, 3/26, 4/18
    Focus and concentration are crucial aspects of sport performance. Mental focus allows athletes to attend to the task at hand, even in environments that are full of distractions. This section of the workshop aims to provide student athletes techniques to improve and maintain concentration amidst distraction.
  • Anxiety Management: 2/22, 3/12, 4/4, 4/23
    For student athletes, nervousness in high pressure situations is common and can be referred to as performance anxiety. Anxiety can manifest as physical symptoms such as trouble breathing, muscle tension, increased heart rate, and shakiness, and cognitive symptoms such as fear, worry, and rumination. Learn to manage your anxiety through the various strategies discussed in this section of the workshop.
  • Increasing Self-Confidence:  2/27, 3/21, 4/9, 4/30
    Self-confidence plays a significant role in an athlete’s performance, and self-doubt can negatively impact an athlete’s ability to perform optimally. This section will focus on ways that you can increase your self-confidence.

Emotion Regulation

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Life Skills: Cultivate Your Emotional Resiliency

Mondays, 4pm-5pm; Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm; Wednesdays, 9am-10am; Thursdays, 9am-10am; OR Fridays, 2pm-3pm (beginning January 3)
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 & resiliency. In four sessions, students will learn about

  1. Mindfulness - Learn the Art of Being Present
  2. Interpersonal Effectiveness - Social Skills for Conflicts
  3. Emotional Regulation - How to Plan for Emotional Wellness
  4. Distress Tolerance - Manage your Emotional Temperature

These courses run year-round, with each of the four topic areas recycling every month. Students may attend one section, or all four.

Coping with Stress

Tuesdays, 4pm-5pm
Stress, in some shape or form, is something we all, collectively, experience. Daily stressors (transportation delays,  exams, etc) and/or global stressors ( international issues, environmental concerns, racial tensions, political unrest, etc), can sometimes affect us in more ways than we realize. This workshop, therefore, aims to equip you with a more holistic view of stress to, importantly, strengthen how you understand, relate to, and proactively manage stressors in your life.


API Student Support Space

Fridays, 2pm-3pm
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.

International Student Support Space

Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm
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.

Financial Stress & Classism Based Trauma

First and third Tuesdays of the month, 9am-10am
This workshop is to provide students with a safe place to discuss the impact of financial distress on your mental health. Topics will include psychoeducation surrounding Classism Based Trauma, difficulty in money management, and frustrations with budgeting. In addition, sharing resources that are available at NYU and the greater New York City area. 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.

Our Lived Experience: Supporting Students of Color at Global Sites

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm GMT (beginning February 6th)
The Global network of NYU is immense and may bring about challenging situations which can be harder to navigate as a person of colour. This workshop is designed for people of colour and offers students a safe & confidential space to discuss their lived experiences. Students will be able to share and explore their feelings in an effort to process microaggressions, racism, and racial identity. Students will be able to connect with others and together explore ways to navigate these experiences and how to move forward.

Study Away and Exchange Students' Support Space

Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm - IN PERSON (beginning April 3rd)
Are you a study away or exchange student? Feeling like you want to get the most out of your time here at NYU but also experiencing some emotional overload or transitional stress? If so, join this support group and meet fellow students from Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the world to connect and process this time away together. We will meet IN PERSON starting Wednesday April 3rd at 3pm at Washington Square East - location details will be confirmed by email.

Life Skills

RADical Health

Day/Time TBD
NYU is now offering RADical Health to students throughout the semester. This interactive four-part program provides you with critical wellness resources in a small cohort setting to empower you to progress with your academic journey at NYU with confidence and connections. Through inspirational videos, resources, and engaging discussions with your cohort, you’ll learn how to practice mindfulness, active listening, self-care, time management, and other critical, real-world skills—all while hanging out with other students in a supportive, curious, and innovative space. You will also learn about other opportunities to gain professional development and access to additional rewards.   

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