Outreach Workshops & Programs

Be well. Do well. Live well. Inspiring Wellness at Hopkins.

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 students at Homewood and Peabody. Students do not need to be clients at the Counseling Center to participate. Workshops can be held at the Counseling Center or at a location on campus that is convenient for students.

Below is a list of various workshops that will be provided during the Fall 2019 semester. Click here to sign up for a workshop. Students may also contact the Counseling Center with questions or for more specific information (410-516-8278).

Living Your Best Life Workshop

Explore and understand 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. Learn to truly live your best life. This workshop is a 3 week series of 75-minute sessions that teaches skills to help you ride the rapids of your life and your mind. Pre-registration is required. Please be sure you can attend all 3 sessions of the series. These workshops will take place on Thursdays from 1-2:30pm. Sign up here.

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

These workshops will take place on Fridays from 1–2:30 pm. Sign up here.

The Anxiety and Stress Management Workshop

The Anxiety and Stress Management 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 90-minute sessions. These workshops will take place on Thursdays from 3:30-5pm. Sign up here.

Please come to any or all of these workshops.

Wellness Workshops

Everyone can use a few reminders of ways to increase and maintain their STRENGTHS. These four workshops focus on skills that will result in enhanced experiences of work, play, and satisfaction in relationships with self and others. Sign up here.

Academic Skills Workshop

Learn ways to tackle common academic difficulties, including test anxiety, time management, and procrastination. You can come to all or pick the workshops that are relevant to your needs. Sign up for these workshops.

Friday International Student Coffee Break

A time for you to take a break and chat with Dr. Hou from the Counseling Center over a free cup of coffee or tea. Learn about campus resources, discuss tips for academic success and well-being, talk about personal experiences, positive or not-so-positive, or just stop by to say “hi”. Feel free to come on your own or bring a friend along with you.

When: 3–5 p.m. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters.

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. International students and students from bi-cultural families are welcome!

Where: Homewood campus, find Dr. Hou at the Daily Grind in the Brody Learning Commons.

Contact: Look for the BE WELL, DO WELL, LIVE WELL sign to locate Dr. Hou at the Daily Grind in Brody. Or email Dr. J.M. Hou (jhou15@jhu.edu) to secure a spot in advance.

Friday International Student Coffee Break is for international students who:

  • Wish to chat with Dr. Hou individually or in a small group.
  • Don’t feel they need to go to the Counseling Center.
  • Just need a little consultation.
  • Are not currently in counseling at the Counseling Center.

Reminder:

  1. If Dr. Hou is speaking with someone, please do not disturb him and wait for your turn. You may also email Dr.Hou to secure a spot for next week.
  2. If you do not find Dr. Hou, he may be speaking with someone in private. Please wait until Dr. Hou returns to the Daily Grind in Brody.
  3. If you want ongoing consultation, counseling, and/or are experiencing intense emotional distress, please contact the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278 immediately for professional assistance.

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.

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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, on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 pm for this rejuvenating break! No prior yoga experience and no special attire is necessary. Yoga mats are provided or bring your own. Classes are FREE and are held in the Evans Room at the Rec Center. No Sign Up Necessary. Just come.

These classes are made possible by funding from the Dean of Student Life Office. Thank you!

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.

Request a Workshop or Program for Your Group

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.