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Longhorn Wellness Center Offerings for Groups

The Longhorn Wellness Center offers a variety of learning opportunities throughout the year for students, faculty, and staff. Our workshops, presentations and trainings cover a variety of health and wellness topics, and can be requested using the links below.


Be That One. Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention

Come Up for Air: Practice Self-Care (peer-led)

50 minutes

Deep breaths. Stress has become such a part of our daily lives that most of us don't even realize we're stressed until we feel overwhelmed. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to manage everyday stress through self-care and relaxation techniques.

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Come Up for Air: Practice Self-Care (staff-led)

50 minutes

Deep breaths. Stress has become such a part of our daily lives that most of us don't even realize we're stressed until we feel overwhelmed. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to manage everyday stress through self-care and relaxation techniques.

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Helping Students in Distress (for faculty and staff only)

60 minutes

Stress is a part of every student's life. However, at times, a student's stress level may become cause for concern. Learn to recognize the warning signs and strategies for helping a student in distress.

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Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress (peer-led)

50 minutes

This highly interactive workshop explores how students can support their friends who are going through a hard time. Participants will learn how to start a conversation with someone they’re concerned about, ways to validate their experience and resources they can offer for extra support.

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Suicide Prevention Workshop

60 minutes

This workshop gives participants the tools to support someone who may be thinking about suicide, the second leading cause of death for college students. Research shows that participants who take this workshop feel less stressed and better prepared to intervene with their students and friends when they're in distress. This workshop is available to student, staff and faculty audiences.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

approx. 6-8 hours

This workshop gives participants the tools to support someone who may be thinking about suicide, the second leading cause of death for college students. Research shows that participants who take this workshop feel less stressed and better prepared to intervene with their students and friends when they're in distress. This workshop is available to student, staff and faculty audiences.

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BeVocal. Bystander Intervention

BeVocal – Bystander Intervention

60 minutes

Have you have ever seen a situation unfold that you wish someone would stop? BeVocal offers interactive tailored workshops applicable across a variety of issues to empower UT Austin faculty, staff and student organizations in bystander intervention.

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BeMindful: Mindfulness in Bystander Intervention

60 or 90 minutes

This is a collaborative workshop between BeVocal and mindfulUT that focuses on being more present with discomfort in order to take action to create inclusive community care. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about strategies for bystander intervention, the difference between comfort and safety and how mindfulness practices can assist us in harm recognition and helping us decide how to act in the moment.

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What Would You Do? Tools for Taking Care of Your Fellow Longhorns (peer-led)

50 minutes

"What Would You Do?" is a fun workshop that allows students to assess their current behavior as bystanders in common college situations. Using the principles of the BeVocal bystander intervention model, students will have the opportunity to think through how they would navigate different and often challenging scenarios to successfully take care of their fellow Longhorns.

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Healthy Sexuality. Safer Sex and Contraception

Sex Talk 101 (peer-led)

50 minutes

Let’s talk! In this interactive workshop, learn about introductory sexual health topics such as reproductive anatomy, pregnancy, STIs and contraception. Learn how to put a condom on correctly, team up during the Anatomy Race and answer trivia questions!

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Contraception Overview

50 minutes

This workshop gives an overview of all types of contraception and provides information on the healthy sexuality resources at UT Austin.

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Healthy Sexuality

50 minutes

This workshop gives a comprehensive overview of healthy sexuality, with a particular emphasis on college students and UT Austin resources.

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Longhorn SHARE Project. Peer Support, Mental Health and Social Connections

Active Listening and Authentic Communication

50, 60 or 75 minutes

This skill-based workshop teaches active listening and interpersonal communication skills that can be applied immediately to any relationship or environment. Participants build confidence in their skills through several 1:1 and small-group activities.

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Nurturing Supportive Communities

50, 60 or 75 minutes

This interactive workshop gives participants the tools to build a community culture that inspire active engagement, mutual care and belonging. Content and activities can be tailored to meet the needs of your group or organization.

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SHARE Circles

50, 60 or 120 minutes

SHARE Circles are a structured storytelling and processing tool rooted in indigenous practices that can be used to build deeper connection and empathy among a group of people. SHARE peers can facilitate and plan Circles around a topic or theme of your choice.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

approx. 6-8 hours

Request a training for your group to earn Mental Health First Aid certification. MHFA is a skills-based course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues as well as how to appropriately and effectively respond to individuals in distress. In-person or hybrid format available.

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Longhorn SHARE Project. Peer Support, Mental Health and Social Connections

Bouncing Back: Coping with Failure and Rejection

50 minutes

We all fail sometimes – and we’re here to tell you – that’s OKAY and even helpful! This workshop normalizes the experience of failure and rejection. Through the lens of the growth vs. fixed mindset, we discuss resilience and provide concrete coping strategies when facing failure in the future (Pro-tip: you will).

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Come Up for Air: Practice Self-Care

50 minutes

Deep breaths. Stress has become such a part of our daily lives that most of us don't even realize we're stressed until we feel overwhelmed. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to manage everyday stress through self-care and relaxation techniques.

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Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress

50 minutes

This highly interactive workshop explores how students can support their friends who are going through a hard time. Participants will learn how to start a conversation with someone they’re concerned about, ways to validate their experience and resources they can offer for extra support.

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Sex Talk 101

50 minutes

Let’s talk! In this interactive workshop, learn about introductory sexual health topics such as reproductive anatomy, pregnancy, STIs and contraception. Learn how to put a condom on correctly, team up during the Anatomy Race and answer trivia questions!

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What Would You Do? Tools for Taking Care of Your Fellow Longhorns

50 minutes

"What Would You Do?" is a fun workshop that allows students to assess their current behavior as bystanders in common college situations. Using the principles of the BeVocal bystander intervention model, students will have the opportunity to think through how they would navigate different and often challenging scenarios to successfully take care of their fellow Longhorns.

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mindful UT. Mindfulness and Stress Management

BeMindful: Mindfulness in Bystander Intervention

60 or 90 minutes

This is a collaborative workshop between BeVocal and mindfulUT that focuses on being more present with discomfort in order to take action to create inclusive community care. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about strategies for bystander intervention, the difference between comfort and safety and how mindfulness practices can assist us in harm recognition and helping us decide how to act in the moment.

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Building Daily Habits of Awareness

30 - 60 minutes

The best way to be more aware of ourselves and our surroundings is to practice every day, even just for a few minutes. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the importance of habits, think about how to integrate mindfulness-based habits into already existing routines and have opportunities to experience mindfulness practices.

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Let’s Practice Mindfulness

15, 30 or 60 minutes

Need some relief from stress? Constantly distracted by technology? Struggling to stay present? Let’s practice some mindfulness. In this interactive workshop, participants will experience different types of mindfulness-based practices. That’s it. We’ll just practice mindfulness together.

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Mindfulness 101

30, 60 or 90 minutes

What is mindfulness? Where did it originate? Does it actually work? These are some common questions that will be addressed in this interactive workshop. Participants will learn about the history, science and benefits of mindfulness and have some opportunities to practice mindfulness.

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Mindful Self & Community Care

30, 60 or 90 minutes

There’s a lot of talk about self-care, but what about community care? Turns out it’s just as important, if not more. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the importance of community care, self-care and how they intersect while having opportunities to practice mindfulness with a focus on community.

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Strategies for Stress Management

30 or 60 minutes

Stress happens. Some stress can be helpful. A lot of stress can have damaging effects on our physical and emotional well-being. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how stress impacts us, benefits of stress management strategies and have opportunities to experience mindfulness-based stress management practices.

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Voices Against Violence. Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships

Brief Intro to VAV and Resources

30 minutes

Learn about relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking, consent, healthy relationships and strategies for supporting survivors and resources available at UT.

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Crushes, Commitment, and Calling it Quits

60 minutes

Learn about relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking, consent, healthy relationships and strategies for supporting survivors and resources available at UT.

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Dating Violence and Stalking

60 minutes

This workshop discusses the dynamics of dating violence and stalking, with particular emphasis on college students. Participants will learn about power and control, cycles of abuse, barriers to leaving a relationship and strategies to support survivors.

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Introduction to Interpersonal Violence

60 minutes

Learn about relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking, consent, healthy relationships, strategies for supporting survivors and resources available at UT. Participants will engage in interactive case studies and discussion.

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Sexual Violence and Survivor Resources

60 minutes

This workshop discusses the dynamics of sexual violence, with particular emphasis on college students. Participants will learn about power and control, normalization of sexual violence, trauma response and barriers to healing. Participants will also learn skills to identify these behaviors and respond to actively engage in sexual violence prevention on campus.

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Wellbeing in Learning Environments. Cultivating Wellbeing for Academic Success.

Follow-up for Mental Health Conversations

30 or 45 minutes

This is a post-workshop to discuss the content in the Kognito modules and have participants share thoughts, questions, etc. after going through the modules.

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Growth Mindset

30, 60 or 75 minutes

This workshop discusses the research related to growth mindset and goes into strategies for developing a growth mindset, including changing fixed mindset self-talk, reaching out for help and evaluating current strategies being used and switching to more effective strategies.

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Imposter Phenomenon

45 or 60 minutes

This workshop discusses the research related to imposter phenomenon and UT student experiences with imposter phenomenon. It provides strategies for coping with imposter feelings, including developing a growth mindset.

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Motivation and Self-Regulation

60 minutes

This workshop discusses the importance of context to individual's motivation through discussing different motivation theories and how these impact both faculty and students. It discusses the connection between motivation and self-regulation, and then provides an overview of self-regulation and how to be a more strategic learner.

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Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress

60 minutes

This workshop uses the BeVocal model to discuss how to recognize and respond to students in distress.

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Self-Care Practices

15, 30, 60 or 90 minutes

Depending on time and focus requested, this workshop discusses different well-being techniques and has participants practice them. Self-care strategies covered include social connection, practicing gratitude, developing a growth mindset, practicing self-compassion and focusing on physical health (sleep, movement, mindful eating).

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Texas Well-being: Promoting Well-being in UT Learning Environments

15, 30, 60 or 90 minutes

This workshop provides overview of college student well-being and overview of WBLE implementation. It gives options to faculty and staff for how they can participate. The longer version also has participants practice several well-being strategies/techniques.

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Trauma-informed Practices and Care

45 or 60 minutes

This workshop discusses what trauma is, how it impacts human beings and how to develop a trauma-informed lens when working with others.

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Turning Zzzzs into As: Healthy Sleep

60 or 75 minutes

This workshop discusses the research related to sleep and techniques for practicing healthy sleep hygiene.

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General Health and Wellness. Sleep, Substance Use and Overall Wellbeing

Being a Healthyhorn

30 minutes

This workshop guides students through tips for integrating health and wellness into their experience at UT Austin, as well as where to find resources and support on campus.

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Sleep SMARTS

50 minutes

This workshop provides students with learning opportunities and resources to help them access a better night's sleep. Learn about the importance of sleep, napping, rest and how to integrate good sleep habits into everyday student life.

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Substance Use 101

60 or 90 minutes

This two-part series includes a 30-minute online module followed by a facilitator-led workshop on substance use concepts including 1) the spectrum of use, 2) difference between perceived use and actual use on campus, 3) the brain science behind alcohol, cannabis, prescription drugs (e.g., opioids and stimulants), and psychedelics, 4) polysubstance use (mixing multiple substances at the same time), and 5) protective strategies and bystander intervention.

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SHIFT Your Culture

60 minutes

This interactive workshop engages students in discussions and activities to identify their organization's shared values, examine definitions of culture and barriers to cultural change, and develop a group action plan to enhance student well-being on and off campus.

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