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


Stressed? Overwhelmed? Just want to feel better?  SHSU Counseling Center offers free mental wellness workshops on helpful tips for coping with everyday life.


Spring 2024 Schedule:


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

  • Wed, Feb. 28th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 116)
  • Wed, April 24th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 116)


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

  • Mon, Feb. 26th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 116)
  • Thurs, March 28th from 1-2 pm (LSC Rm 325)


Got questions about group therapy or unsure about group therapy? Come learn how participating in a group can be beneficial to helping you learn coping skills and treating all types of issues.

  • Mon, Jan. 29th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 116)
  • Wed, Feb 7th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 116)


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

  • Every Tuesday from 1-2 pm (LSC Rm 117)
  • Feb 13 - April 9th
  • Hosted by the Montgomery County Women's Center. Some information may be collected for the program


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

  • Tues, Feb. 27th  from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 116)
  • Mon, April 15th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 144)


Grief and loss affects all of us. Learn how to cope and walk through the different stages of loss.

  • Thurs, March 21st from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 144)
  • Tues, April 9th from 11am-12pm (LSC Rm 115)


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

  • Tues, March 5th from 1-2:30 (LSC Rm 144)
  • Mon, April 8th from 1-2:30 pm (LSC Rm 116)
  • SPACE IS LIMITED! Email Michelle Haynes at mch033@shsu.edu to register for this workshop.


The ending of a relationship can be a painful and confusing experience. Learn helpful tips on how to weather the storm of a break-up.

  • Tues, Feb 13th  from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 115)
  • Wed, Mar 27th from 12-1 pm (LSC Rm 115)


Are you a first generational college student? Learn tips on how to successfully navigate your college experience and get support.

  • Thurs, Feb 8th from 1-2 pm (LSC Rm 116)
  • Wed, Apr 10 from 1-2pm (LSC Rm 117)


For more information, contact Michelle Haynes at mch033@shsu.edu or (936) 294-1720


Workshops will held in person and held at the Lowman Student Center (LSC) during Spring 2024.

Participation is welcomed by all.



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.