Wellness Workshops are offered weekly throughout each term in the Duck Nest Wellness Center (EMU 041) and in the University Counseling Center. Workshops are interactive presentations. Our workshop topics vary, but they are all intended to help support you and the rest of our campus community by addressing concerns and providing a space for open dialogue. All workshops are drop-in, meaning you do not need to make an appointment*, or fill out paperwork to attend.

*For workshops in the UCC, please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in at the front desk.


Mondays | 3:00–3:50 p.m. | University Counseling Center
Coping with Anxiety

This workshop will help students develop skills for coping with and overcoming symptoms of anxiety, such as excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia, perfectionism, and excessive self-criticism. Each week will cover different strategies, such as mindfulness and acceptance, defusing from negative thoughts, directing compassion toward oneself and other practices that enhance emotional resilience.
Workshop Leader: Mark Evans

Wednesdays | 2:00–2:50 p.m. | Duck Nest Wellness Center (EMU 041)
Stress and Anxiety Management

Learn how to identify stress and anxiety triggers and work on personalized management techniques. All students are welcome to drop in. 
Workshop Leader: Bryan Rojas-Araúz

Wednesdays | 2:00–2:50 p.m. | University Counseling Center
Coping with Depression
This workshop will help students gain understanding about where their depression may be coming from. The primary focus will be learning psychological and emotional skills for coping with and overcoming depression. Each week will cover different strategies, such as changing how one thinks about oneself and the world, letting go of negative ruminations, engaging in meaningful activity, cultivating self-compassion, and exploring creativity to solve challenging problems.
Workshop Leader: Mark Evans

Thursdays | 11:00–11:50 a.m. | University Counseling Center
Coping Skills
This workshop will help students develop strategies and skills for coping with a wide range of issues and situations, from general life stress to mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. A different coping strategy will be covered each week and students are welcome to attend more than one workshop session. The workshop structure will often involve a discussion related to coping, learning the strategy of the day, and having chances to practice the strategy in the workshop. Students are encouraged to continue practicing these strategies and skills on their own to maximize their effectiveness. 
Workshop Leader: Susie Musch

Thursdays | 1:00–1:50 p.m. | University Counseling Center
Coping with Anxiety

This workshop will help students develop skills for coping with and overcoming symptoms of anxiety, such as excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, insomnia, perfectionism, and excessive self-criticism. Each week will cover different strategies, such as mindfulness and acceptance, defusing from negative thoughts, directing compassion toward oneself and other practices that enhance emotional resilience.
Workshop Leader: Eric Garcia

Thursdays | 2:00–2:50 p.m. | Duck Nest Wellness Center (EMU 041)
Rotating Workshop

We offer a rotating topic every Thursday. Check out the UO Counseling Center Facebook Events page for more details.
Workshop Leader: Bryan Rojas-Araúz

Week Date Title
Week 1 October 3 Adjusting to College
Week 2 October 10 Adjusting to College: First Generation Students
Week 3 October 17 Adjusting to College: Students of Color
Week 4 October 24 My Culture is Not Your Costume
Week 5 October 31 Death and Dying
Week 6 November 7 Movember: Breaking the Box of Masculinity
Week 7 November 14 Movember: Hip-Hop and the Four Elements of Masculinity
Week 8 November 21 Thanks But No Thanks-giving: Decolonizing an American Holiday
Week 9 November 28 N/A
Week 10 December 5 Returning to the Nest

Fridays | 11:00–11:50 a.m. | University Counseling Center
Cultivating Self-Compassion 

Let’s end your week learning skills to turn your biggest critic into your greatest ally. This workshop focuses on practicing therapeutic exercises that enhance self-compassion, self-acceptance, and self-love. Students can expect varying content and activities each week to improve their relationships with themselves and may return as often as they would like. Who wouldn’t benefit from a dose of self-love?
Workshop Leader: Toni Forbes

Fridays | 1:00–1:50 p.m. | University Counseling Center
Coping with Depression

This workshop will help students gain understanding about where their depression may be coming from. The primary focus will be learning psychological and emotional skills for coping with and overcoming depression. Each week will cover different strategies, such as changing how one thinks about oneself and the world, letting go of negative ruminations, engaging in meaningful activity, cultivating self-compassion, and exploring creativity to solve challenging problems. 
Workshop Leader: Chris Michaels

Fridays | 2:00–2:50 p.m. | University Counseling Center
Coping Skills

This workshop will help students develop strategies and skills for coping with a wide range of issues and situations, from general life stress to mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety. A different coping strategy will be covered each week and students are welcome to attend more than one workshop session. The workshop structure will often involve a discussion related to coping, learning the strategy of the day, and having chances to practice the strategy in the workshop. Students are encouraged to continue practicing these strategies and skills on their own to maximize their effectiveness. 
Workshop Leader: Michael Carrizales