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.

 

Workshops

Creating Connection Mondays

Many students feels alone and disconnected from others on campus. These feelings can arise from feeling different, marginalized, or out of place at Mason. This workshop seeks to create a supportive space for students who feel isolated to connect authentically with other students who understand those feelings and identify avenues of support.

Eventbrite – Creating Connection

Tranquil Tuesdays

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.

Eventbrite – Tranquil Tuesdays

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.

Eventbrite – All Things Relational

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.

Eventbrite – Artful Expressions

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.

Eventbrite – What Are You Thinking?!

In Crisis?

Emergency Contacts

Online Crisis Chat

Crisis Text Line

    Text 741-741

CrisisLink

    703-527-4077

National Suicide

    Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line

    800-273-8255, Press 1

Mason Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Crisis Line

    703-380-1434

TrevorLifeline

    866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

    877-565-8860

Non-Emergency Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services

    703-993-2380

Student Support and Advocacy Center

    703-993-3686

Mason Police

    703-993-2810