Drop in Workshops

Workshops for the Spring 2018 semester have concluded. Please check this site at the start of the Fall 2018 semester to learn more about our future offerings!

We offer a number of FREE drop-in-when-you-are-able workshops. No registration is necessary, no prior appointment is needed.

These workshops are open to all enrolled Mason students.

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 Counseling and Psychological Services 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

You’ve Got This!

Do you feel overwhelmed by the circumstances in your life?
Do you focus negatively on the past or the future?
Do your worries get in the way of relationships?
Do you wish that people in your life would just tell you what to do?

The You’ve Got This! workshop is designed to help you become more aware of your emotional experiences and learn strategies to navigate distressing situations. This workshop is offered daily at 3:00pm and provides you with an opportunity to practice skills during the workshop. This structured workshop lasts 50 minutes and is open to all Mason students. Each session has different content and you may attend one, many, or all. No Initial Consultation at Counseling and Psychological Services is necessary. Registration is preferred but not required.

Eventbrite - You've Got This!

Mindfulness: Stress Less for Increased Success

Do you always feel anxious about the future or get stuck dwelling on the past?
Do you find yourself worrying even when things are going well in your life?
Do you find it difficult to stop worrying and have trouble relaxing?
Do you want to add more meaningfulness to your life?

The Mindfulness workshop will teach you skills to live in the present moment and increase your enjoyment in life by learning ways to cope with the stress in your life. The workshop lasts 50 minutes and is open to all Mason students. Each session has different content and you may attend one, many, or all. No Initial Consultation at Counseling and Psychological Services is necessary. Registration is preferred but not required.

Eventbrite - Mindfulness: Stress Less for Increased Success

Living Emotionally Healthy

Do you experience emotions that are overwhelming and struggle to manage them?
Do you notice that your relationships are filled with drama or pain?
Do you engage in unhealthy behaviors when you are upset?

The Living Emotionally Healthy workshop will help you cultivate self-awareness, regulate your emotions more effectively, and deal with relationship challenges. The workshop lasts 50 minutes and is open to all Mason students. Each session has different content and you may attend one, many, or all. No Initial Consultation at Counseling and Psychological Services is necessary. Registration is preferred but not required.

Eventbrite - Living Emotionally Healthy

Sleep Better

In this workshop, you will learn about the negative effects of poor sleep and discover how to improve your “sleep hygiene.” You will also learn relaxation techniques specifically designed to calm the mind at night and improve sleep quality.

Sleep Better workshops are one hour long and open to all Mason students. No initial consultation at Counseling and Psychological Services is necessary. Registration is preferred but not required.

Eventbrite - Sleep Better

Myths about Meds

Do you struggle with depression or anxiety?
Have you ever wondered if medications might help?
Well, wonder no longer!
Chat with CAPS Psychiatrist, Dr. J and finally get some answers.

The Myths & Misconceptions about Medications workshop will explore common myths and answer any questions you might have about medications used to treat mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. This workshop lasts 50 minutes and is open to all Mason students. No Initial Consultation at Counseling and Psychological Services is necessary. Please note, this workshop is not a substitute for a psychiatric evaluation. Registration is preferred but not required.

Eventbrite - Myths & Misconceptions about Medications

WTF…are you thinking?

(What Thoughts Function)

Did you know you have the power to change the way you feel and what you do by changing the way you think?

Rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy principles, this workshop is designed to help you understand how thoughts are linked to behaviors and feelings such as anxiety and depression. By the end of this workshop, you will have a clearer understanding of anxiety, and depression, and you will walk away with tools to help manage both. No Initial Consultation at Counseling and Psychological Services is necessary. Registration is preferred but not required.

Eventbrite - WTF...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