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.
Stress Management During Uncertain Times
This workshop addresses stress related to the current conflict in Ukraine and those affected by it. It also acknowledges that COVID-19 has disrupted our sense of "normal" and has really stress tested our coping mechanisms. Whether you're coping well or floundering in stress, this workshop is designed to help you explore and, hopefully, gain a more helpful view of your own relationship with stress and what you can do about it if change is needed. This is 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.
DBT: Life Skills
Three options: Mondays*, 4pm-5pm; Wednesdays*, 9am-10am; or Fridays*, 2pm-3pm
*Please note that regardless of which option you choose, there will only be four successive, weekly workshops per month, beginning the first week 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.
Two options: Wednesdays* in June, 9am-10am or Wednesdays* in August, 9am-10am
*Please note that regardless of which option you choose, there will only be four successive, weekly workshops per month, beginning the first week (mandatory) of the month.
Healthy relationships take work. Whether you’re already in a dating relationship, recently exited one, or are hoping to begin dating soon, this workshop will explore characteristics of healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships. Join the workshop to learn skills for improved communication, conflict resolution and strategies for setting boundaries in your relationships. This workshop is a series of four sessions with the first session required to attend the remaining ones.
First and third Mondays of the month, 3pm-4pm
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.
Breaking the Loop: Mindfulness for Habit Change
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 3pm-4pm
This workshop is designed to build awareness and give individuals options to replace unhelpful habits. These may include addictive behaviors such as social media scrolling, binge watching TV, school work avoidance and smoking or using substances. It will expand your ability to cope and respond creatively to everyday stressors by teaching mindfulness practices and other DBT skills.
First and third 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.
First two 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
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 in June, 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.
Open to all genders
This workshop is designed to offer an affirming and supportive space for male-identified and on the masculine spectrum individuals to explore the modern experiences of masculinity. The workshops will focus on how socialized and cultural norms related to masculinity impact relationships, emotions, vulnerability, and well-being.