The following virtual workshops are being offered in Winter Quarter; you can register for workshops using the form below.
Butterfly Support Group
First meet-and-greet session: Wednesday, January 13, 4-5 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This drop-in group is a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe space for UChicago students who would like support and insight on dealing with the stressors surrounding immigration policy and changes that may impact you or your family (such as TPS, DACA, travel bans).
Support Space for International Students
Wednesdays (January 20, February 3 and 17, and March 3), 4 p.m.
Fridays (January 29, February 12 and 26, and March 12), 9 a.m.
This support space is for international students to stay connected during these uncertain times. Through theme-based discussion, participants will have opportunities to reflect together on their needs and goals and learn to approach challenges with a growth mindset.
- 1/20: Building Community
- 1/29: Creating Structure and Routine
- 2/3: Navigating Cultural Differences
- 2/12: Managing Productivity
- 2/17: Debunking Myths about Mental Health
- 2/26: Managing Stress and Uncertainty
- 3/3: Managing Productivity
- 3/12: Staying Connected during the Pandemic
Support Space for Students of Color
January 21, February 1, and March 4, 4-5 p.m.
Semi-structured support space for students of color to receive support, build community, and learn resiliency and coping strategies to thrive. Each session will focus on a mental health and well-being topic while incorporating intersectionality of identities.
Maintaining Resilience Through Effective Coping
Wednesday, January 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
This experiential workshop will explore common reactions to the ongoing public health emergency. We will explore and practice different ways to manage stress, build resilience, and engage in the practice of relaxation and self-compassion. Participants will also learn how to enhance their emotional regulation, planning, and problem-solving.
Wednesday, February 3, and Wednesday, February 24, 1-2 p.m.
Procrastination is a normal challenge faced by all students that can have significant consequences. Discover the psychological reasons behind procrastination and learn behavioral techniques to help you more consciously choose behaviors that align with your personal academic goals.
Support Space for LGBTQ+ Students
Every Friday, January 29-March 5, 12-1p.m.
Semi-structured space for LGBTQ+ students to receive support from one another during the pandemic and when navigating family dynamics, community, and living arrangements. Join us to learn coping strategies and find ways to navigate circumstances that can be challenging during these uncertain times.
Wednesday, February 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Struggle with body dissatisfaction and feel impacted by the unrealistic portrayals of bodies across media? This workshop will expand your idea of a healthy body. Recognize the impact that thin ideal messaging has on us and work to move away from body shaming. Find the respect and appreciation for your unique body.
Building the Academic Success Toolkit
Tuesday, January 26, and Tuesday, February 16, 1-2 p.m.
Academic pursuits present a number of challenges that we must adapt to on an ongoing basis. This workshop will combine evidence-based practices that support optimal learning with practical tips that students can employ to manage time more effectively, improve the retention of learned material, and create a more balanced life that promotes academic success and supports good mental health.