Counseling Center


The Counseling Center offers workshops that teach skills related to stress management, managing thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more. See below for a current listing of workshops. 

 Fall 2018 Workshops

Coping with Stress and Anxiety


  • When:
    • Session 1: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 (October 16th, 23rd, and 30th).
    • Session 2: Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:00 (November 6th, 13th, and 20th).
  • Who: All students.
  • Where: 450 Schmitz Hall.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the academic demands? Worried you cannot get into your desired major?  Do you want to learn effective ways to manage stress and practice general self-care?  If so, this is the workshop for you!  Join us for a three-session workshop that will teach you techniques on stress and anxiety management, meditation practice, and general self-care.

Note: This class is open to all registered UW students and no intake appointment is required. Please call the Counseling Center at 206-543-1240 or email Chia-Chen Tu at for more info or to sign up for the workshop.

Mindfulness Mondays


  • WhenMondays, 12:00 ᴘᴍ – 12:30 ᴘᴍ (no meeting during finals week).
  • Who: All students.

Feeling frazzled from balancing all the daily demands of life?

Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and promotes health and well-being by cultivating greater emotional awareness. Come for a 30-minute mindful break to start your week.

Each drop-in class will begin with a brief introduction to mindfulness followed by an experiential guided meditation practice. The intention of the practice is to increase the ability to be present, curb your inner critic, and to create greater mental and emotional space by letting go of the things that have been weighing you down in order to stay grounded and centered.

Note: This class is open to all registered UW students and no intake appointment is required. Pre-registration is not required, but please arrive on time to not disrupt other students’ practice. Please note that this workshop is not professional counseling.

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Anxiety (Winter 2019)

Mindfulness for Wellness

  • When: Fridays 10:30 ᴀᴍ – 12:00 ᴘᴍ (January 18 to March 1)
  • Who: All students.

Are you struggling with anxiety? Is anxiety, worry, or panic getting in the way of you doing things you care about?

This workshop will help you learn how to experience anxiety without it being a problem for you. Anxiety is a part of life, even if we wish that it wasn’t. So this workshop isn’t about getting rid of anxiety– it’s about learning how to put anxiety in its proper place. You will learn how to change your response to anxiety so that anxiety can be a part of your life without it controlling your life and stopping you from doing the things you care about.

This is a 6-session workshop open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students. There will be in-session discussion and practice mindfulness and acceptance skills. There will be suggestions each week of exercises for you to complete on your own. You can expect to leave the workshop with new skills that you can use to be present and do what’s important to you even when anxiety shows up.

Note: Students must be a Counseling Center client in order to sign up. Please call 206-543-1240 to schedule an intake appointment.

To request disability accommodations for a workshop, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or, preferably at least 10 days in advance.