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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.

Wellness Workshops and Events

Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. CST

6/8 - 8/10

Louis Haling


In this one-session workshop, CMHC staff will guide you through the process of finding a counselor outside of UT. If you are considering therapy but are unsure whether it’s for you, don’t know how to pay for counseling or are wondering how to find the right counselor, this workshop can help. Participants will learn the basics of accessing mental health care in the community, including:

  • Why people see counselors
  • How to use your insurance for mental health care
  • Low-cost counseling options
  • Searching for, selecting, and contacting counselors

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

Please sign up at least one day in advance. The workshop facilitators will email you instructions for Zoom before the workshop.

Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. CST

6/14 - 8/2

Arna Erega

Hybrid: CMHC (5th floor SSB) AND via Zoom

This four-session workshop series is designed to help students learn about themselves and how to manage stress and anxiety to live a healthy, successful and independent life in college.

Each session is focused on a different aspect of life management that has historically been found to cause distress among the collegiate student population. The coping tools and skills taught in these workshops are derived from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches, which are evidence-based and known to support alleviation of stress, anxiety and depressive symptoms.

Session topics include:

  • How to deal with stress, uncertainty and anxiety
  • Organizational and management skills
  • Identifying and setting culturally appropriate boundaries
  • Management of our own and other people’s expectations

Each session has a lecture and discussion component as well as an interactive exercise or activity. Participants can expect to learn coping skills and tools they will be able to implement immediately to assist them in better managing their personal and academic lives.

Participants are asked to attend all four workshop sessions. The modules can be completed in any order, so students can start the workshops at any time of the semester.

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

Wednesdays, 2 to 3:15 p.m. CST

Series 1: 6/8 - 6/29
Series 2: 7/6 - 7/27
(students can enroll mid-section and attend multiple sections)

Kristen Pearson and Ayesha Akbar


This workshop series is for students who have experienced trauma and are looking for support with their own healing experience.

Trauma-informed yoga focuses on themes of grounding, choice, connection with one's body, trauma/stress response, and regulation. Through the practice, participants will also learn mindfulness skills to practice being in the present moment with intention.

This is a virtual workshop, and participants are required to keep their video on during sessions to ensure they are practicing yoga safely. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Open to all fitness and ability levels. This is not a traditional therapy group, and you do not need to be a CMHC client to enroll.

Please sign up at least one day in advance. The workshop facilitators will email you instructions for Zoom before the workshop. 

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