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 COPE Workshop – Fall 2021 Schedule


SHSU Counseling Center offers free workshops on helpful tips for coping with everyday life.

Helping Kats COPE Workshop series covers a variety of different wellness topics on stress management, overcoming test anxiety, practicing mindfulness, improving relationships, and much more!

No registration is required. Most workshops will be held in person at the Lowman Student Center (LSC) during the Fall 2021 semester. For more information, please contact Michelle Haynes at mch033@shsu.edu or (936) 294-1720.


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

  • Mon, Sept 27th from 11-12 am (LSC-Rm 230B)
  • Tues, Nov 9th from 1-2 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)


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 12-1 pm
  • Sept 21st - Nov 16th (LSC-Rm 230B) 

*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.

  • Mon, Oct 11th from 2-3 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)
  • Tues, Nov 16th from 1-2 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)


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

  • Tues, Oct 26th from 2-3:30 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)
  • Mon, Nov 8th from 11 am-12:30 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)

Space is limited! Email Charlotte Jackson at ccb042@shsu.edu to register for this workshop.


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

  • Tues, Oct 19th from 1-2 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)
  • Mon, Nov 1st from 11-12 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)


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

  • Wed, Oct 13th at 2-3 pm (LSC-Rm 241A)
  • Thurs, Dec 2nd at 11 am-12 pm (LSC-Rm 230A) 


Take a moment to breathe and refocus during this experiential workshop. Prior experience not required.

  • Wed, Sept 22nd from 2-3 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)
  • Tues, Nov 11th from 3-4 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)


Learn about how microaggressions impact students of color as well as strategies to build resilience and thrive despite them.

  • Mon, Oct 25th from 11-12 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)
  • Tues, Nov 2nd from 1-2 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)


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

  • Tues, Sept 28th from 12-1 pm (LSC-Rm 230A)
  • Thurs, Nov 18th from 12-1 pm (LSC-Rm 230B)


Join us online once a month to talk about all things about sex and relationships in a safe and confidential environment. New topics each month.

Once a month on Weds from 12-1 pm on Zoom:

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.