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Daily Drop-in Workshop Information

The USF Counseling Center is facilitating virtual, psycho-educational, drop-in workshops focused on helping students to thrive during this transition. These 60-minute workshops are described below and are offered daily, Monday - Friday.

Daily drop-in workshops are designed to assist with coping and provide skills to assist with coping. Workshops do not provide mental health treatment. If you would like to speak with a counselor, call us at (813) 974-2831. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or an emergency mental health service in your local community.

Please click on the link in each of the descriptions at the appointed time and you will be able to join the workshop. Return as many times as you like. No registration or RSVP is required.


Managing Social Isolation and Anxiety in Crisis 

A workshop focused on providing psycho-education on coping with current transitions through radical acceptance, while still fostering meaningful social and emotional connection with others.

Magic of the Middle Path (Starts June 1st)

A 3-week skill-based series that focuses on managing the ways in which emotions, thoughts and memories can pull us away from our desired direction in life. Discover ways to tolerate distress, regulate your emotions, and find your center as you discover the magic of the middle path.

Pride > Pandemic: LGBTQ+ Wellness in Social Isolation

There are a myriad of ways that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the LGBTQ+ community. This drop-in workshop aims to highlight those unique challenges while discussing specific resources to consider in regards to their physical health, mental health, and identity. Discover ways to recognize that your pride is greater than this pandemic and feel empowered to connect with community support virtually and globally.

Building Resilience in a Traumatic World

The world we current live in is full of uncertainty, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness. For those who have previously experienced trauma, these feelings can be magnified. This workshop focuses on methods to empower yourself, practice self-compassion, assertiveness, and build resilience in this traumatic world.

Manejando Los Cambios/Managing Stress with Uncertainty 

This workshop is designed for Latinx students highlighting the social-cultural traditions and the impact of COVID-19. We will provide information on how cultural values can serve as protective factors as well as discuss practical coping strategies and community resources to reduce stress. 

THRIVE: Navigating Low/No Income as a USF Student

The THRIVE group aims to destigmatize the experience of having low or no income and to support any USF students navigating financial insecurity. The THRIVE group accomplishes its goals by identifying common challenges associated with the experience of having low or now income,  discussing the impact of these challenges, and providing resources (online, at USF, and at the local, regional/state, and national levels) that may help student better navigate the experience of low or no income.

Fueling Your Body and Mind

The current situation with COVID-19 and our emotional responses may be impacting your relationship with food and your body. This workshop validates these reactions and provides coping tools and ways to seek support if you are struggling with food and/or body concerns.

Mindfulness Meditation 

A workshop that focuses on practicing multiple skills to reduce anxiety and focus on staying grounded. This series will allow participants to practice the following skills: Mindful Breathing, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Body Scans, and 5-Senses grounding techniques.

Thriving through COVID while Far From Home

A workshop focused on practical strategies to help international students and students far from home survive and thrive through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Unpacking and Managing Complex Emotions about COVID-19

Many of us are experiencing a variety of complex reactions and emotions during this COVID-19 pandemic. This Drop-In Workshop is designed to help identify, normalize, and validate these experiences. It will also cover various strategies for coping with our thoughts and feelings as we all try to manage during this strange and challenging event.

Power through Procrastination and Maximize Motivation at Home

Working from home is no easy task. Distractions are all around, the structure school provided in person is now gone, and many people struggle to push through the quicksand of motivation traps. This workshop is designed to talk about the barriers to being productive that we all face while sharing various practical strategies to gain mastery of your own motivation and push through procrastination!

MOVE Forward: Defusion 

A workshop that focuses on identifying distressing thoughts and feelings and adapting a curious, non-judgmental mindset to decrease the impact our thoughts and feelings have on our behavior.



Last updated 05/21/2020