Specialized Workshops at A Glance

The Counseling Center offers specialized workshops to assist JMU students with a variety of goals, including: reducing anxiety symptoms, increasing coping strategies, managing stress, and improving self-care. These include a 3-part program (Anxiety Toolbox) and 1-part program (Cope 60). These free drop-in workshops offer numerous evidence-based strategies and interventions and are one of the quickest ways to reduce symptoms.

Anxiety Toolbox & Cope 60

The Counseling Center specialized workshops meet for 50-60 minutes. They are structured workshops, similar to a classroom lecture. This is not a group counseling experience. You do not have to disclose personal information and process. This experience is similar to taking a course on decreasing anxiety and improving functioning. For many students who participate, they experience enough of a symptom reduction, they do not need additional clinical services. However, participants can discuss additional services with their facilitator. These programs are highly recommended as a quick and efficient way to reduce symptoms and feel better fast. Some of the program content is also available through our self-help resources.

anxiety_toolbox_logo_img.png

Anxiety Toolbox: 

Offers one of the quickest ways to access evidence-based strategies and interventions to reduce anxiety symptoms. This series consists of three 50-minute structured workshops that build on the information shared in each part:

Part 1:
Assists with understanding your anxiety, introduces controlled breathing for slowing down and disrupting the experience of anxiety, and provides information to assist with healthy sleep.

Part 2:
Assists with understanding the situations and thoughts that can increase and maintain your anxiety, and provides an opportunity to practice a useful relaxation technique to reduce tension.

Part 3:
Introduces alternative ways to respond to your anxiety, and provides resources to create a personalized action plan for managing anxiety.


cope_60_logo_img.png

Cope 60

Offers the quickest way to learn evidence-based strategies and practice skills to reduce stress symptoms and increase relaxation. In this 60-minute workshop you'll practice and/or learn about:

- Breathing techniques to decrease stress and increase focus
- Muscle relaxation
- Strategies to recognize and challenge unhelpful thoughts
- Grounding techniques
- Stress management resources

Upcoming Specialized Workshop Schedule

 

WORKSHOP DATE LOCATION TIME

Anxiety Toolbox
PART 1

Mon., 8/28/23
Tues., 8/29/23
Mon., 9/4/23
Tues., 9/5/23
Wed., 9/6/23
Tues., 9/12/23
Tues., 9/12/23
Mon., 9/18/23
Tues., 9/19/23
Wed., 9/20/23
Tues., 9/26/23
Tues., 9/26/23
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 1075
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
1:45-2:45pm
12:45-1:45pm
10:00-11:00am
11am-12pm
9:00-10:00am
10:00-11:00am
4:00-5:00pm
1:45-2:45pm
12:45-1:45pm
9:00-10:00am
10:00-11:00am
4:00-5:00pm
Anxiety Toolbox
PART 2
Tues., 8/29/23
Tues., 8/29/23
Mon., 9/4/23
Tues., 9/5/23
Thurs., 9/7/23
Mon., 9/11/23
Tues., 9/12/23
Wed., 9/13/23
Thurs., 9/14/23
Tues., 9/19/23
Thurs., 9/21/23
Monday., 9/25/23
Tues., 9/26/23
Wed., 9/27/23
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 1075
SSC 1075
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
10:00-11:00am
4:00-5:00pm
1:45-2:45pm
12:45-1:45pm
12:00-1:00pm
1:45-2:45pm
11am-12pm
9:00-10:00am
10:00-11:00am
10:00-11:00am
12:00-1:00pm
10:00-11:00am
11am-12pm
9:00-10:00am
Anxiety Toolbox
PART 3
Tues., 8/29/23
Wed., 8/30/23
Tues., 9/5/23
Tues., 9/5/23
Mon., 9/11/23
Tues., 9/12/23
Mon., 9/18/23
Tues., 9/19/23
Tues., 9/19/23
Monday., 9/25/23
Tues., 9/26/23
Thurs., 9/28/23
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3202
SSC 3202
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
11am-12pm
9:00-10:00am
10:00-11:00am
4:00-5:00pm
10:00-11:00am
1:45-2:45pm
9:00-10:00am
11am-12pm
4:00-5:00pm
1:45-2:45pm
12:45-1:45pm
12:00-1:00pm
COPE 60
Mon., 8/28/23
Tues., 8/29/23
Wed., 8/30/23
Thurs., 8/31/23
Fri., 9/1/23
Mon., 9/4/23
Tues., 9/5/23
Wed., 9/6/23
Thurs., 9/7/23
Mon., 9/11/23
Tues., 9/12/23
Wed., 9/13/23
Thurs., 9/14/23
Mon., 9/18/23
Tues., 9/19/23
Wed., 9/20/23
Thurs., 9/21/23
Fri., 9/22/23
Mon., 9/25/23
Tues., 9/26/23
Wed., 9/27/23
Thurs., 9/28/23
Fri., 9/29/23
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3202
SSC 3105
SSC 1075
SSC 1075
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
SSC 3105
9:00-10:00am
2:00-3:00pm
10:30-11:30am
2:00-3:00pm
11am-12pm
9:00-10:00am
2:00-3:00pm
10:30-11:30am
2:00-3:00pm
9:00-10:00am
2:30-3:30pm
10:30-11:30am
2:00-3:00pm
9:00-10:00am
2:00-3:00pm
10:30-11:30am
2:00-3:00pm
11am-12pm
9:00-10:00am
2:30-3:30pm
10:30-11:30am
2:00-3:00pm
11am-12pm

 

Visit our Workshop Schedule page to see even more Workshops offered by the Counseling Center.

Back to Top