Drop in Workshops
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a number of FREE drop-in workshops! These workshops are focused on supporting students in developing strategies to address their distress and improve their personal and academic well-being.
Workshops are available Monday through Friday at 3pm and last 50 minutes. All workshops are held in SUB 1, room 3008. They are open to all enrolled Mason students. You may attend workshops as often as you find helpful. You do not have to complete an Initial Consultation prior to attending the workshops. Registration is not required, though you are welcome to register on Eventbrite to reserve your spot. We invite you to review our current offerings and consider which workshops may be a good fit for you!
Workshops will start during the second week of the semester (September 4th – September 7th, 2018) and continue through finals week (final date December 17th, 2018).
These workshops are not a treatment group. In addition, these workshops may not address all personal concerns. If you experience significant changes in mood or feel that you may require further assistance, please contact CAPS at 703-993-2380. In case of an emergency, please contact your nearest emergency service. If you experience significant distress at the time of one of these workshops, please notify the presenter.
Creating Connection Mondays
Experiences of discrimination or harassment can lead to feelings of stress, fear, and isolation on campus. The discrimination or harassment may be based on identities such as gender identity, sexual identity, nationality, religious affiliation, racial/ethnic identity, socioeconomic status, or other identity variables. This workshop seeks to create a supportive space for students who have felt hurt or marginalized to connect authentically with other students who have similar experiences and identify avenues of support.
Come chillax and de-stress with CAPS! As a college student, you have many things to juggle, which can increase your level of stress. Meditation is an effective and simple way to conquer life stresses by calming the mind and body and adding energy, focus, and enjoyment to personal experiences. Join us to help calm your mind, settle your body, and increase self-awareness.
All Things Relational Wednesdays
Connection with others is an integral part of our lives. When we have difficulties understanding ourselves and relating to others, we often find ourselves feeling lonely, isolated, frustrated, misunderstood and unheard. Through this workshop, we will explore healthy ways to communicate with others, cultivate healthy relationships by learning to resolve conflicts, have difficult conversations, be assertive and set boundaries, and learn to have healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Come learn how to make your relationships rock and give your relationship skills a work out all while meeting new people.
Artful Expressions Thursdays
Art is a creative form of self-expression that can increase our sense of well-being by allowing us to express our emotions and release stress. Join us each week for a drop-in workshop that will focus on using various art media to promote self-exploration and growth. We will alternate between planned activities and open studio time in which you can choose what to create.
What are you Thinking?! Fridays
Sometimes, our thoughts, feelings, and emotions can get in the way of our personal goals. In this workshop, we look at various, practical ways to change, accept or modify what we are thinking and how we are feeling based on evidence-based cognitive and behavioral principles in order to help us meet our own potential and achieve our personal goals. This workshop aims to be both educational and interactive in order for participants to begin to practice and integrate the skills discussed during the workshop into their everyday life.
Crisis Text Line
- Text 741-741
- Prevention Lifeline
Veterans Crisis Line
- 800-273-8255, Press 1
Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line
Counseling and Psychological Services
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