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 for Wellness

Mindfulness for Wellness

This workshop is full for Fall 2018.

This workshop is open to all enrolled UW students. The goal of the workshop is to help you be more mindful in your everyday life. By practicing mindfulness skills, you can improve your well-being including being better able to navigate stress, increasing your ability to focus, and feeling more connected. The workshop focuses on learning and practicing multiple forms of mindfulness, including suggested practices for you to complete between the workshop meetings. By the end of the workshop series, you can expect to have developed a personal mindfulness practice that you can continue after the workshop ends.


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.