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Coping Café

Coping Café is a space where any student can drop-in to learn a coping strategy, connect with peers, and have experience practicing coping strategies for a wide range of concerns. There is no limit for how often you can use this service! You don’t have to be a CPS client in order attend Coping Café. This service is offered during Fall and Spring semesters, and does not replace individual or group mental health treatment.

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 Cafés

  • 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 Café

The Fall 2023 Coping Café schedule will be posted at a later date.

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