C.O.P.E. Workshops

Workshop Mini Series!

Short on time, but still want to develop a few coping strategies? Click the link below to watch 3 mini workshops that cover the following topics:

  • Getting Better Sleep 
  • Helping a Friend with Mental Health Concerns
  • Coping with Depression and Anxiety

To view these 10-minute workshops, click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39p3BA4DPl5QSlEcf6uG0HA_uDinpohG

For additional mental health resources, please visit the Self-Help Resources tab on the left for more tips. You can also use our FREE and PRIVATE online therapy program, TAO! To do so, click "Sign-Up Self-Help" on the TAO widget towards the bottom of the screen. You MUST use your SHSU email address to register.


Helping Kats C.O.P.E. Workshop Series

Spring 2021

This interactive, well-being workshop series covers topics such as overcoming test anxiety, practicing digital mindfulness, improving relationships, increasing happiness, dealing with stress, and much more!

No registration is required. All sessions conducted online via Zoom. See the attached flyer for information on how to access the workshops.

Calm Kats

Learn how to develop a self-care routine & manage stress.

  • Friday, February 26th from 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday, April 6th from 1pm-2pm
  • Wednesday, May 5th from 4pm-5pm

Digital Mindfulness

Learn tips & tools to develop a healthier relationship with your devices & technology.

  • Thursday, January 28th from 2pm-3pm
  • Monday, March 1st from 11am-12pm
  • Friday, April 23rd from 12pm-1pm

Healthy Relationships

Join us as we discuss your rights in intimate relationships, healthy boundaries, relationship warning signs, & important resources. New topics each week!

  • Every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm
  • January 26th-May 4th (No workshop during Spring Break – March 16th)

*Hosted by the Montgomery County Women’s Center. Some information may be collected for the program.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Take a moment to breathe & refocus during this experiential workshop. Prior experience NOT required!

  • Wednesday, February 17th from 2pm-3pm
  • Thursday, March 25th from 1pm-2pm
  • Monday, April 12th from 11am-12pm

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Learn the causes of test anxiety & build skills to reduce it.

  • Tuesday, February 23rd from 3pm-4pm
  • Thursday, April 8th from 11am-12pm
  • Monday, May 3rd from 4pm-5pm

Pursuit of Happiness

Just a few tips & activities designed to help you feel a little happier.

  • Monday, February 8th from 11am-12pm
  • Wednesday, March 10th from 2pm-3pm
  • Tuesday, April 27th from 3pm-4pm

QPR: Suicide Prevention Training (1.5 hours)

Becoming a certified Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper can help save a life!

  • Monday, February 1st from 3pm-4:30pm
  • Friday, March 5th from 11am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, April 15th from 3pm-4:30pm

*Space is limited! Email Charlotte Jackson at ccb042@shsu.edu to register.*

*MUST log on 15 minutes prior to start of training!*

Surviving a Breakup

The ending of a relationship can be a painful and confusing experience. Learn how to weather the storm with these helpful tips.

  • Thursday, February 11th from 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday, March 9th from 12pm-1pm
  • Wednesday, April 28th from 11am-12pm

Taming Your Temper

Identify what makes you angry & learn tips to regain control.

  • Thursday, February 4th from 1pm-2pm
  • Tuesday, March 30th from 4pm-5pm
  • Monday, April 19th from 2pm-3pm

How to Access Workshops

  • Use your SHSU credentials to log on to Blackboard
  • On the home page, under "My Organizations," select “Counseling Center”
  • Select "News & Updates" tab on the left
  • Select "Helping Kats C.O.P.E. Workshops - Fall 2020" to view Zoom links for each of the workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are workshops different from traditional individual or group counseling?

  • With traditional forms of counseling, you meet one-on-one or in a small group setting to discuss your concerns. Traditional counseling can last anywhere from a few weeks to several years.
  • Workshops, on the other hand, are actually similar to many of the college classes that you are taking. Participants listen to an interactive presentation given by a therapist. This presentation teaches you practical ways to address many common problems.

How many people will be at the workshop?

  • Workshops typically have 1-2 presenters and up to 25 attendees.

I have a busy schedule. How long are workshops?

  • We know that your schedule is full of important commitments that you need to keep. That's why our workshops only last 1 hour and are offered several times throughout the semester.

I'm nervous about attending a workshop. Am I going to be forced to talk?

  • Given that workshops are similar to classes, you are not required to talk during the presentation. However, students who ask questions and who are actively engaged during the workshop tend to get more out of the experience.

How do I attend a workshop?

  • Just show up! No pre-registration or trip to the Counseling Center is required!
  • Each workshop is conveniently located at the Lowman Student Center (LSC). Specific dates, times, and LSC room numbers are listed on the flyer.

I still have questions about workshops. Who can I talk to?

  • You can contact the Group/Workshop Coordinator, Dr. Danielle Sirles, by email at dns018@shsu.edu. Please remember that e-mail is not an appropriate medium for counseling, nor can privacy/confidentiality be guaranteed through electronic communication.