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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
KORU MINDFULNESS Workshop
Experience the possibilities that unfold through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. The KORU Mindfulness 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!
The KORU Mindfulness Workshops will take place on Fridays in October. Registration link will be updated soon!
Contact: Susan Han, Ph.D.
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.
The Anxiety & Stress Management Workshops will take place on Mondays from 4-5:30pm in October. Register using your JHU email here.
Contacts: Avery Morrison, M.A. & Fatuma Dzilala, M.A.
EMOTIONAL ADULTING WORKSHOPS
Emotional Adulting is a brief, drop-in skills group designed to help you work with your emotions from a space of compassion, awareness, non-judgment, and curiosity. The skills taught in this group, which are generally drawn from mindfulness and trauma symptom management practices, are beneficial for our general well-being as well for helping to manage distress related to depression, anxiety, trauma, and other experiences. Each week will focus on a different practice and the curriculum will repeat. Come to all eight sessions, come to one, or pick and choose depending on your interest and schedule. Topics include Grounding, the Window of Tolerance, Containment, and Calm Place Imagery.
Emotional Adulting will meet on Mondays from 5:30-5:55pm. Register using your JHU email here.
Contacts: Karen Taylor, LCSW-C & Rohit Agrawal, M.A.
Friday International Coffee Break
For Students from Cross-/Bi-cultural Backgrounds and International Students
A time for you to take a break in your time zone and chat with Dr. Susan Han from the Counseling Center. 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.
Where: Click here to sign up for the week you plan to show up
When: 10:30-12:00 pm (EST) on Fridays during the spring semester (start on 2/5/2021)
Who: JHU students (Staff and faculty are also welcomed to consult regarding working with international students)
*Friday International Coffee Break is for students who:
- Wish to consult
- 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
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 2021, Mindful Yoga will be offered through Zoom and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. Search for Mindful Yoga on the Recreation Center calendar of events
These classes are made possible thanks to funding from the Dean of Student Life office.
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.
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 contact the Counseling Center at email@example.com or call 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 Counseling Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 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.