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Coping Cafe

Coping Cafe is an in-person, drop-in workshop offered during the fall and spring semesters that focuses on developing and practicing coping skills. Coping Cafe is psycho-educational and supportive in nature, and allows you to share your experiences in a group setting without a full semester commitment. It is a resource that can be utilized throughout the semester, between counseling sessions, or as you wait to get connected to services. This service does not replace individual or group mental health treatment. Students do not have to be a current client of CPS to attend.

Lindley Hall in 2004

Typical Presenting Concerns

  • Academic stress
  • Feeling unrelaxed
  • Over worrying
  • Poor sleep hygiene
  • Loneliness and feeling isolated
  • Homesickness
  • Poor time management
  • Stress
  • Difficulty with effective communication

Strategies Discussed in Cafes

  • Mindfulness and mediation techniques
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Self-care routines (e.g., sleep, exercise)
  • Skills for managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Skills to increase academic success
  • Skills to facilitate communication

The preceding lists are examples and do not represent the full scope of presenting concerns or strategies covered.

Attending a Cafe

Coping Cafes are facilitated in-person, and will begin February 13th, 2023. Dates, times, locations, and topics for Spring 2023 are coming soon! 

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