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Wellness Workshops and Events

The Counseling and Mental Health Center offers a wide variety of services and programs to meet students’ mental health needs. The services listed below are free workshops and events intended to provide valuable life skills.

While these wellness workshops and events are often led by a licensed mental health professional, and students may certainly find them to be therapeutic, they are not considered formal therapy. Any student can attend the programs listed below regardless of whether they are receiving other services at CMHC. Some options are one-time events, some are drop-in based, and others are brief series requiring prior enrollment.

We hope to expand these offerings over time and are interested in student feedback about what kinds of topics or events would be of most interest. Please click here to submit your suggestions for wellness events or series you would like to see offered.


Emotional Wellness Workshops
These free workshop series meet at CMHC, on the 5th floor of the Student Services Build (SSB).


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"I'm Fine": An Introduction to Stress Management
Wednesdays 10am-11am
CMHC (SSB 5th floor)

Skills for recognizing and responding to stress and anxiety.

In this free, three-session series, participants learn concepts and skills for:

  • understanding differences between everyday stress and anxiety
  • recognizing when to prioritize self-care
  • identifying and evaluating unhelpful thoughts
  • and managing the emotional, behavioral, and physiological components of stress and anxiety

The workshop is interactive, and participants will be asked to practice what they learn in their daily lives. Participating requires enrolling and committing to attend all three sessions, which can be completed in any order. This means you can start at any time of the semester.

This is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not have to be a CMHC client to enroll.

After enrolling, check your email inbox for confirmation. 

how to deal workshop

How to DEAL
2 sections:
Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm (10/21-12/16)
Thursdays, 2-3pm (9/19-12/12)
CMHC (SSB 5th floor)

Skills for riding the waves of life’s ups, downs, and overwhelming emotions.

In this free 4-session workshop series, participants learn concepts and skills for:

  • tuning into thoughts and feelings in a less reactive way,
  • managing painful feelings,
  • regulating emotions when they feel out of control,
  • and enhancing relationships with self and others.

The workshop is interactive, and participants will be asked to practice what is learned in their daily lives. Participating requires you to enroll and commit to attending all 4 workshop modules, which can be completed in any order. This means you can start at any time of the semester.

This is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not have to be a CMHC client to enroll.

After enrolling, check your email inbox for confirmation. 

live like you mean it workshop

Surviving Grad School
Fridays 1pm-2pm
10/4 - 11/22
BME 3.204

Skills for managing your emotional well-being during graduate school.
Please note this workshop section is only for graduate students.

In this free 4-session workshop series, participants learn concepts and skills for:

  • regulating emotions when they feel out of control,
  • communication skills for building healthy relationships,
  • managing time, sleep, and energy (includes mindfulness skills),
  • and having a healthier relationship with your emotions and acting on your values.

The workshop is interactive, and participants will be asked to practice what is learned in their daily lives. Participating requires you to enroll and commit to attending all 4 workshop modules, which can be completed in any order. This means you can start at any time of the semester.

After signing up, please pay attention to your email inbox for confirmation of your enrollment. Please note that this is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not need to be a CMHC client in order to enroll.

live like you mean it workshop

Wellness Event


Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

Saturday, November 9
9am-12:30pm, in the main conference room of CMHC (5 th floor SSB)
This event is open to all UT-Austin students, faculty, and staff and occurs once every fall and spring semester. The day consists of silent sitting meditation, yoga, walking meditation, guided meditation with visualization, and time at the end to process the experience. Chairs, cushions, bolsters, and yoga mats are provided. No prior experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Cary Tucker . live like you mean it workshop

International Student Lunch Hour Seminar
Fridays, Noon - 1pm

CMHC, 5th Floor of the Student Services Building (SSB)
Thiagarajan

  • November 1st
  • December 6th

This seminar series is for international graduate and undergraduate students. Topics discussed include US classroom culture, having difficult conversations, stress management, reverse culture shock, mindfulness, etc. Pizza is provided.

This is not a drop-in event and there is a limited number of spaces. Look out for emails from Texas Global about the International Student Lunch Hour Seminar asking you to sign up and reserve your spot.


Drop-In Meditation Group

midfulness meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Tuesdays, 9/3-12/3

11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 
SSB 5th floor
Drop In

Whether you've never meditated or have been practicing for years, the mindfulness meditation group can offer support for a new practice or an ongoing one. Chairs, cushions, and bolsters are all available to support you in sitting whichever way is most comfortable for you. We typically meditate for 25 minutes, take a break for any questions, and then continue meditating for the remainder of the time.

This drop-in group requires no registration and is open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. Simply show up on any Tuesdays, while classes are in session, that are convenient for you. Accommodations are made for late arrivals, so if you're running behind, please don't let that stop you from joining us.

If you have any questions, please contact Geeti Mahajan.







We're here for you.    We recognize that many UT students are being impacted by historical and recent events. The CMHC holds firm to the university’s values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our staff are here to help students navigate through these times. Click here to learn about our resources.



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