Outreach Workshops & Programs

The Counseling Center offers a variety of workshops each semester focused on developing skills or exploring topics that help students to Be Well. Do Well. And Live Well. Workshops are designed to address common concerns and help students develop skills that can enhance their well-being and reduce their stress.

All workshops are offered free to all JHU students and students do not need to be clients at the Counseling Center to participate. Due to the ongoing pandemic, workshops will be held online through Zoom. These workshops will share information about mental health and wellness, but they are not a substitute for mental health treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of workshops that are being offered this semester. Students may also contact the Counseling Center with questions or for more specific information (call 410-516-8278 or email counselingcenter@jhu.edu).

Mindful Living Workshop

Experience the possibilities that unfold through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. The Mindful Living Workshop is a 4-week series of 75-minute sessions that teach mindfulness practices that help to decrease stress and increase your satisfaction in daily life. Each session is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just are interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!

In Fall 2020, the Mindful Living Workshop will be offered on:

  • Thursdays from 3-4:15 p.m., starting on October 29.

Pre-registration is required and students need to be able to attend all 4 sessions.

The Anxiety & Stress Management Skills Workshop

This workshop aims to teach you skills and develop tools to better manage your anxiety and stress. You will learn theories about the development of anxiety and how to cope with it. This will include exposure to relaxation exercises, mindfulness practices, and cognitive restructuring. You will receive weekly materials, which when compiled, create a workbook, full of tools and exercises that will be useful throughout your life. The workshop is a 4-week series of 60-minute sessions.

In Fall 2020, Anxiety and Stress Management Workshops will be offered on:

Living Your Best Life Workshops

Explore and understand your personal values, figure out what might be getting in your way, and learn skills and practices to do what really matters (and let go of what doesn’t). Live the life you want to lead! Join us for these workshops to learn how to embrace stress, and practice being present and open to emotions.

In Fall 2020, Living Your Best Life Workshops will be offered on:

Friday International Coffee Break

For International Students & Domestic Students from Bi-cultural Families

A time for you to take a break in your time zone and chat with Dr. Hou from the Counseling Center. You may request to chat with Dr. Hou individually or join together with other students in the chat room. Learn about JHU resources, discuss tips for academic success and well-being, talk about personal experiences, positive or not-so-positive, or just drop-in to say Hi. Feel free to come on your own or invite a friend along with you.
Where: Click Zoom to join/register for the week you plan to show up)
When: 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (ET) on Fridays during the fall semester (start on 9/11/2020)
Who: Undergraduate and Graduate students from Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, Peabody Conservatory, and the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med program. (Staff and faculty are also welcome to chat with Dr. Hou regarding working with international students.)
Contact: you may also email Dr. J.M. Hou ( jhou15@jhu.edu ) in advance to secure an individual space during the coffee break.

Friday International Coffee Break is for international students who:

  • Wish to chat with Dr. Hou individually and/or with others
  • Just want to chat with or without specific topics in mind
  • Just need a little consultation
  • Don’t feel they have urgent concerns or need mental health treatment

Mindful Yoga

What could be a better break in your hectic week than gentle yoga and a chance to ground yourself and simply just BE in the present moment? Join other students and yoga instructor Nila Berger E-RYT for this rejuvenating break! No prior yoga experience and no special attire is necessary. Classes are FREE.

During Fall 2020, Mindful Yoga will be offered through Zoom and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 4–5 p.m. Register through the JHU Recreation app.

These classes are made possible thanks to funding from the Dean of Student Life office.

Wellness Workshops

Everyone can use a few reminders of ways to increase and maintain their strengths. This workshop series teaches aspects of positive psychology to help you review and practice habits of healthy people. Join us for these workshops to learn skills to enhance the experience of work, play and satisfaction in relationships with yourself and others.

Please come to any or all of the workshops!

Understanding Procrastination

The 15-minute Understanding Procrastination video workshop walks you through the processes underlying procrastination and suggests concrete changes you can make to get things done! Start to get things done now by watching this video. *Emoji artwork is provided by EmojiTwo, originally released as EmojiOne 2.2 by Ranks.com with contributions from the EmojiTwo community and is licensed under CC-BY 4.0.

Additional Outreach Programs

Outreach is about increasing college student mental health awareness through prevention, awareness, education, and stigma reduction. Through various outreach programs, the Counseling Center is able to connect with the larger JHU community and ultimately strengthen a campus atmosphere that is conducive to the well-being, personal growth, and psychological health of all students.

To this end, the Counseling Center staff provides presentations and programs to various groups on campus on topics related to mental health and wellness. Topics might include: coping with stress, time management, suicide prevention, dealing with anxiety, developing a growth mindset, resilience, managing emotions, bouncing back from failure, developing a balanced lifestyle, handling transitions, healthy relationships, body image, and many more. If you are interested in a program or workshop for your group, please fill out the Outreach Program Request Form.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the Counseling Center’s outreach programs, please contact Dr. Susan Han at shan75@jhu.edu or 410-516-8278.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to intervene effectively to refer someone to help. Question, Persuade and Refer are 3 simple steps everyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. To request a QPR training for your department or office, please contact Dr. Susan Han at shan75@jhu.edu or 410-516-8278.

The Counseling Center staff provides workshops to various groups on campus on topics related to mental health and wellness. Topics might include: coping with stress, time management, dealing with anxiety, developing a growth mindset, how to be resilient, managing emotions, bouncing back from failure, developing a balanced lifestyle, handling transitions, healthy relationships, body image and many more. If you are interested in a program or workshop for your group, please call the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.