We reach outside the physical walls of the center to provide interactive and engaging presentations, workshops, and consultation.
Workshops and Presentations
We offer these free workshops/presentations to student groups and living units throughout the year on a variety of issues relevant to students and student life, including:
An explanation of what counseling may look like and services offered by the University Counseling Center, as well as other resources and supports for students on campus.
Participants in this workshop will learn more about common mental health struggles, techniques to reduce stress, and resources they can utilize as students. This workshop will also give time for Q&A throughout the workshop.
Common Mental Health Issues and Resources Goal
For students to be able to understand more about mental health issues and resources available to them.
Coping with today is an interactive presentation that explores the intersection of current events and personal stressors with mental and emotional health. You will receive helpful information and perspective on current experiences, ideas and even practice strategies for coping with the challenges of today.
Coping with Today Goal
For students to better understand how current events and personal stressors impact mental health. To practice and identify strategies that can support mental and emotional well-being under these unique experiences of distress.
An experiential webinar and conversation about how mindfulness can help you engage with the present moment and act with purpose. Learn how you can begin to apply mindfulness to your life and manage your body’s response to stress.
Mindfulness Practices Now Goal
Participants will engage in mindfulness practice during the presentation and learn how practices have been shown to decrease stress response. Specific ways to apply mindfulness to everyday activities and increase present moment awareness to identify choices that are consistent with goals and values will also be explored.
Getting out of “Fight/Flight/Freeze” mode and entering into “Rest and Digest” mode is key to reducing stress and increasing our productive energy.
Managing Stress Goal
Participants will practice three simple and effective techniques to activate their parasympathetic nervous system and help manage their stress and anxiety.
Participants will identify ways that substances may impact your mental health as well as other aspects of your life.
Substance Use Goal
Learn about high/low risk alcohol use, how to identify problematic drinking behaviors, and how to talk with peers about their substance use.
Counselors Standing By
Additionally, we are willing to serve as Counselors Standing By at campus events where attendees may be triggered by content presented.
If you would like the UCC to present an outreach program, please call us at 701.777.2127 and request to speak to the Outreach Coordinator. Please provide at least three weeks notice before an outreach event.