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Coping Skills Series


At SHCS, we have FREE 50 minutes Coping Skills Series (CSS) or workshops available for students to learn more about specific topics or develop skills relating to mental health. We offer the following workshops below.  Download a PDF copy of all our Group Therapy handout and Coping Skills Series. 

Getting Unstuck | Mental Health 101 | The Flexible Mind | Seeking Serenity | Taming the Anxious Mind (TAM) 

If you are interested in a workshop, please sign up for a workshop.

Coping Skills Series (CSS)

Getting Unstuck  (Zoom)

A 3-session workshop intended to help students’ increase their understanding and knowledge about depression.  This workshop will also provide attendees with life-long tools to use while facing depressive symptoms. 

  • When: Mondays @ 1 pm, Tuesdays @ 12 pm 
  • Who:   Mary Ryan or Polly Merck 

Mental Health 101: Skills for Anxiety and Depression (Zoom)

This 3-week workshop will provide participants a better understanding of their anxious and/or depressed mind. Participants will learn effective ways to get unstuck and how to create a stress-tolerant lifestyle. Learning how to calm the body and mind will be accomplished through recognizing and working with problematic thoughts or behaviors, and mindfulness skills to be more aware of our situation.

  • When: Wednesdays @ 2 pm (students can join at any time)
  • Who: Dr. Ryan Stevenson 

The Flexible Mind (Zoom)

This 3-session workshop focuses on skill development and learning to respond to distress in a flexible way. The workshop help attendees 1) gain a deeper understanding of their concerns, 2) create flexibility in how they view and approach distressful situations, and 3) help them take steps toward living with a wide range of emotions.

  • When: Wednesdays @ 2 pm, Thursdays @ 12 pm 
  • Who:  Dr. Juan Alvarez or Naomi Wu 

Seeking Serenity (Zoom) 

This 3-week workshop will help participants understand their emotional experience. Skills in distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness will be taught and participants will learn ways to manage their overwhelming emotional experiences.

  • When:  Tuesdays @ 12 pm, Thursdays @ 10 am, Fridays @10:30 am
  • Who:   Ashley Write, Mel Walker, or Medina Azim 

Taming the Anxious Mind (TAM) (Zoom)

This 3-week workshop will provide participants a better understanding of their anxious mind. Participants will learn effective ways to calm the body, calm the mind, and to create a stress-tolerant lifestyle.

  • When: Mondays @ 10 am, Thursdays @ 12 pm, Fridays @ 2 pm
  • Who: Jenna Zusman, Ashley Wright,  or Medina Azim