Virtual workshops will be added to this page as they are made available. We also offer videos for students to view as well as informational handouts to download.

RBHS professional students are welcome to attend workshops. For clinical services, RBHS students should reach out to the Rutgers – University Behavioral Healthcare:

Student Wellness Program
242 Old New Brunswick Road
Piscataway, NJ
(732) 235-5930 and (732) 235-5933

Outreach Workshops Spring 2021

Music Mondays AKA Beat Break (All)

Weekly Mondays: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 4:30-5:30 pm

This is a workshop that uses music as a tool to help assist participants to stretch their distress tolerance. The process helps participants use the art of breath to self-regulate, while being stretched emotionally through music. https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/98259973096?pwd=NFNmUUhOcXIwaVYzUytUZ2xNbjQrZz09

Meeting ID: 982 5997 3096 Password: 633260

Sense of Self

Weekly Thursdays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 3:30-4:30 pm

This workshop is designed to help participants develop self-soothing techniques through the use of sensory stimulation and mindfulness. The workshop will focus on a different sense each week and after six weeks it will recycle. Week one will be an introduction to the concept of sensory stimulation for soothing and each subsequent week will focus on a different sense each week. https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/95297428235?pwd=SmVsRjQ2SEZZZlE4bFhmYnZmcUZDQT09

Meeting ID: 952 9742 8235 Password: 901300

Coping with COVID

Weekly Wednesdays: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24. 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2 4:00-5:00 pm

A place to discuss and process the experience of managing life during a pandemic. Receive strategies to better manage the world around you; be it academic, family, or other things you encounter on a personal level. https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/93992288348?pwd=TzFoQkczWTl6Mmp3cm1KQ3N6VEJWZz09

Meeting ID: 939 9228 8348 Password: 853678

Staying Connected in a Virtual World

Thursday, January 21st, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Agenda: Join Community Based Counselor Dana and your peers to talk about the various ways we can stay connected with our friends and support systems, combat loneliness, and find new perspectives during this unusual time. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m29e22a2f4e39e3632db936f9ab066599

Meeting number: 120 464 5616 Password: hAf6Uk9Cmd8

Stigma Reduction: Myths and Facts about Mental Health

Tuesday, February 2nd, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Agenda: Join Community Based Counselor Dana, along with your peers, to talk about common misconceptions about mental health, the benefits of mental health, and ways to reduce stigma, including self-stigmatization. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m6103fc59dae670624fc384f23dfbc557

Meeting number: 120 409 2044 Password: JxEPWVJE722

Staying Connected in a Virtual World

Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00PM-8:00PM

Agenda: Join Community Based Counselor Dana and your peers at Hillel to talk about the various ways we can stay connected with our friends and support systems, combat loneliness, and find new perspectives during this unusual time. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=mc7fae46b2e5727bc517a4460f685e660

Meeting number: 120 871 0595 Password: pnJ3JrZ8mJ7

Stigma Reduction: Myths and Facts about Mental Health

Thursday, February 11th, 5:00PM-6:00PM

Agenda: Join Community Based Counselor Dana, along with your peers at Hillel, to talk about common misconceptions about mental health, the benefits of mental health, and ways to reduce stigma, including self-stigmatization. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=mcdf9e98574255c584056ac08a363a9e5

Meeting number: 120 781 5565 Password: amNMhPcy678

Working through Anger, Resentment, and Conflict

Friday, February 12th, 1:00PM-2:00PM

Agenda: Join Dana, along with your peers as we discuss techniques and strategies to address conflict and let go of resentment. We will talk about anger as a healthy emotion, and discuss various ways we can express and discharge angry feelings in a productive way. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=mf4f0ab8705d20188528c5c143f6e1e29

Meeting number: 120 195 8168 Password: MRihgG5SM68

Time Management and Life Balance Workshop

Wednesday, February 17th, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Agenda: Let’s share what it is like to manage a busy schedule. How do we juggle academic assignments, maintaining a social life, trying to get enough sleep, eating well and exercising, etc. How do we balance taking out time for ourselves and being a supportive friend or family member? Join Community Based Counselor Dana and your peers at Hillel to talk about strategies for managing and prioritizing our busy schedules. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m945c3eaba19f37eaf5d78c2e3e9e0376

Meeting number: 120 205 0451 Password: p7sSwDMPg43

Building Resilience, Failing Forward, and Learning to Manage Expectations

Thursday, February 18th, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Agenda: Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how to overcome fear of failure, how to get back up after falling down, and how to set realistic goals. How can we break down long-term goals into smaller pieces? Let’s talk about our journey together in a safe and brave space. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m29b36e7d19bb236d1d73726558ed31b3

Meeting number: 120 642 5038 Password: cH3Qvic7YQ9

Healthy Sexuality and Relationships

Tuesday, February 23rd, 7:00PM-8:00PM

Agenda: Join Community Based Counselor Dana and your peers at Hillel to talk about relationships and sexuality. We will discuss characteristics of healthy relationships, the various types of intimacy, and topics including sex, gender, and sexuality. Please feel free to have questions ready to ask! Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=mbd5c79b736aee7944545fb7e311ccaa1

Meeting number: 120 853 2147 Password: 8MuHJdqhX33

Stress and Anxiety Reduction “Say Yes to No Stress” Workshop

Wednesday, February 24th, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Agenda: Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about techniques for reducing stress and anxiety. We will explore topics including triggers for anxiety/stress, breathing and other relaxation exercises, time management, goal planning, and the importance of self-care. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=mafadc758a8318eacf8b1364a7e568486

Meeting number: 120 944 0853 Password: n3JPhU3D6ZX

Time Management and Life Balance Workshop

Tuesday, March 9th, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Agenda: Let’s share what it is like to manage a busy schedule. How do we juggle academic assignments, lab and coursework, maintaining a social life, trying to get enough sleep, eating well and exercising, etc. How do we balance taking out time for ourselves and being a supportive friend or family member? Let’s talk about strategies for managing and prioritizing our busy schedules. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m760f143497e725b779f017d6a7f5ed87

Meeting number: 120 784 4006 Password: 2MMd6icD3Ws

Building Resilience, Failing Forward, and Learning to Manage Expectations

Wednesday, March 24th, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Agenda: Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how to overcome fear of failure, how to get back up after falling down, and how to set realistic goals. How can we break down long-term goals into smaller pieces? Let’s talk about our journey together in a safe and brave space. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m17e8877ff993c2c5d2d162e971b30056

Meeting number: 120 362 2824 Password: hVUSWCfN353

Working through Anger, Resentment, and Conflict

Friday, April 2nd, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Agenda: Join Dana, along with your peers as we discuss techniques and strategies to address conflict and let go of resentment. We will talk about anger as a healthy emotion, and discuss various ways we can express and discharge angry feelings in a productive way. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=mb8ed9b5ae66a34f7e144fda265f2bf92

Meeting number: 120 398 6526 Password: SuZkS8ETF68

Healthy Communication and Assertiveness “Talking the Talk” Workshop

Thursday, April 8th, 3:00PM-4:00PM

Agenda: Let’s talk about how we communicate. How can we get our needs met while also respecting others? How can we maintain healthy boundaries? How do we tend to resolve conflicts? This workshop will provide a space for us to reflect on real-life scenarios, and talk about how we might go about addressing issues that come up in our day-to-day interactions. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=md2af7d9666183ddbc95484c63988bc39

Meeting number: 120 978 3714 Password: f3tSBgHKJ33

Self-Acceptance: Learning to Love Yourself

Friday, April 23rd, 2:00PM-3:00PM

Agenda: Join Dana, along with your peers to talk about how you can learn to love yourself. We will talk about our inner critic, and how we can work toward letting go of self-judgment. Some of us can get into patterns of “people pleasing,” and prioritizing others’ needs above our own. Let’s get together and talk about how we can shift our perspectives and fully accept ourselves. Meeting link: https://rutgers.webex.com/rutgers/j.php?MTID=m7e10f2478c669c49f555f09ed6ea7b13

Meeting number: 120 707 5681 Password: taPyS9DSn5

HOPE Workshops

HOPE Wellness Coaching

Is there a part of your life that could use a kick start or an accountability partner?

HOPE is now providing Wellness Coaching sessions with Peer Coaches and certified ACE (American Council on Exercise) Behavior Change Specialists.

What is a Wellness Coach? 

A wellness coach is someone who helps you focus on your present situation and guides you in identifying solutions towards your future wellness goals. The idea is that you are the expert on your own life and the coach is there to assist you.

Coaches are NOT counselors.

Click here to learn more.

HOPE: Mental Health Workshop: Unplugging Tech

Monday, 2/22

1pm-2pm

Join our HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education) Peer Educators in discussing how our daily use of our technology can affect our mental health.

Join on Zoom.

Passcode: HOPE

HOPE: Sexual Health Workshop: How NOT To Get Pregnant

Tuesday, 2/23

12pm-1pm

During this workshop, a HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education) Peer Educator will discuss the different methods of contraception, how to use them, and the risks associated with unprotected sex.

Join on Zoom.

Passcode: HOPE

HOPE: Alcohol & Other Drugs Workshop: The Party- Breaking It Down

Wednesday, 2/24

9pm-10pm

Alcohol and other drugs can impact any part of a student’s life – including sexual health. This workshop addresses the various ways that alcohol and other drugs can impact sexual decision-making and also their consequences. It includes discussion about responsible drinking and safer sex practices.

Join on Zoom.

Passcode: HOPE

HOPE: Catching Up

Friday, 2/26

6pm-6:30pm

Catch up with a HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education) Peer Educator live on Instagram (@rustudenthealth) as they facilitate a conversation surrounding mental health.

Join on Instagram Live.

HOPE: Mental Health Workshop: Got Stress?

Monday, 3/1

1pm-2pm

It seems as if everyone is dealing with some form of stress. Learn the most common sources of stress for college students and tools for effectively dealing with stress. Topics include mindful meditation skills and resources available on campus.

Join on Zoom.

Passcode: HOPE

HOPE: Alcohol & Other Drugs Workshop: RU Cross-Faded?

Wednesday, 3/3

7:30pm-8:30pm

In this workshop, a HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education) Peer Educator, will discuss the dangers of mixing substances.

Join on Zoom.

Passcode: HOPE

HOPE: Nutrition Workshop: Nourish to Flourish

Thursday, 3/4

7pm-8pm

Join a HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education) Peer Educator as they discuss the basics of eating healthy and how nutrition can impact health.

Join on Zoom.

Passcode: HOPE

HOPE: Top 5 Thing Getting Me Through Virtual Learning

Friday, 3/5

6pm-6:30pm

Virtual learning can be tough to navigate. In this Instagram Live session, HOPE (Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education) Peer Educators will share their tips for getting the most out of virtual classes.

Join on Instagram Live.