Help with End of the Semester Stressors

As Spring Semester nears the end you may be feeling extra stressor or pressures building. University Counseling Services (UCS) has many self-help resources, psychoeducational programming and support groups available.

Wellness Workshop with Kati Schneider

These workshops are designed to guide you in self-reflecting on strengths, weaknesses and barriers, then we’ll discuss skills that you can apply based on insight you have developed. What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, these workshops will lead you in deciding what works best for you.  These workshops are available to all business major students.

Held in C106 PBB at 3:00-3:30 pm

Sleep Hygiene (April 18th)-when busy schedules dominate, sleep can be the first area to be cut short. Sleep has many benefits to physical and mental health. Once bad habits are formed it can be hard to break them.  In this workshop you’ll gain strategies to improve your sleep to benefit other areas.

Stress Management (May 2nd)-stress is everywhere, low to moderate levels of stress can be helpful and motivating. When stress becomes persistent and long term chronic symptoms can begin. While stress can be helpful, having skills to manage is important.

Mindfulness Matters with Heidi Schmitt

Description: Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention, non-judgmentally to the present moment. The practice of mindfulness can lead to an increased sense of balance, stress management and overall well-being in your life. Mindfulness Matters is now available both virtually and in-person!

Day/time: Thursdays | 1:30 – 2:00 PM-Ends May 5th

Join on Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/129398591

Join In Person: Campus Recreation And Wellness Center. Room AR3

The Energy Hub is for UI students who are experiencing difficulties adjusting to a pandemic or would like help to improve their daily functioning. Each 30-minute workshop features one of the following topics: time management, procrastination, and motivation, test anxiety. Programs are not sequenced. Students can attend all sessions or drop in for as many as they would like.

Topic schedule:  11:30 am – noon

Procrastination-April 21st
Motivation-April 28th
Test Anxiety I (before a test)-May 5th
Test Anxiety II (during a test) May 12th

How to Join: Sign up here for Zoom link.

Distress Tolerance is a three-week skills-based workshop focused on learning distress tolerance skills. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage distressing emotions and effectively move through stressful situations in an effective manner. Contact facilitator to get information on joining

When:       4/26, 5/03, & 5/10 from 1-2 pm on zoom with Dr. Holly Nicely 

When:        4/21, 4/28, & 5/5 from 4:00-5:00pm on zoom with Heidi Schmitt, LISW 

Support Groups  Majority of the groups end the week of May 2nd.

 

Additional Resources 

Tippie Embedded Mental Health Therapist: Kati Schneider, kati-schneider@uiowa.edu

Contact University Counseling Services to schedule same day emergency appointment, 319-335-7294

 

 

24/7 mental health support for students

University of Iowa in partnership with CommUnity Crisis Services provide around-the-clock mental health crisis and support assistance via phone, chat, and text for all UI students. The UI Support and Crisis Line will provide critical support for students living on and off campus, and can be reached via phone or text at 844-461-5420 or chat at mentalhealth.uiowa.edu.

UI Support and Crisis Line | Mental Health at Iowa – The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu)

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Wellness Workshops Available

Skills-based wellness workshops are available to all Tippie students this Spring. These workshops will guide you in self-reflecting on your strengths, weaknesses and barriers, then we’ll discuss skills you can apply based on insight you have developed. What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, these workshops will lead you in deciding what works best for you.

Workshops are non sequential and no registration is required.

When: 3:00-3:30 pm-dates below based on topic

Where: PBB-C106

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact Kati Schneider, kati-schneider@uiowa.edu.

Sleep Hygiene Wellness Workshop

This week’s Wellness Workshop is on Sleep Hygiene! When busy schedules dominate, sleep can be the first area to be cut short. Sleep has many benefits to physical and mental health. Once bad habits are formed it can be hard to break them.  In this workshop you’ll gain strategies to improve your sleep to benefit other areas.

3:00-3:30 pm via zoom https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95618864809?pwd=NGtWSWJMRndsSXBUb0lIY0hvU1Z4dz09

 

Support Groups through UCS

University Counseling Service offers many support group for students across campus. A support group can be a space for student with marginalized identities to meet people with similar experiences, form connections and receive emotional support. Students may drop in whenever they want to and with any intervention students who attend support groups regularly tend to benefit more.

Goals of support groups include, talking openly about personal feelings and thoughts, developing a sense of connection and belonging, reduce feelings of loneliness, isolation and stress, improve skills to cope with stress, and process collective trauma related to shared identities. For more information on support groups offered this spring click here.

Success, Not Excess Support Group

Success, Not Excess provides a safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through abstaining or reducing alcohol and other drug use. The group operates from a “no pressure” approach by encouraging discussion of shared experiences and achieving success on campus by removing the barriers created by substance use.

Day/Time: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm CST
Location: IMU room 214
Contact: Heidi Schmitt (Heidi-r-reynolds@uiowa.edu) with any questions you have about this group or click here for more information on the Collegiate Recovery Program.

Mental Health Consultations-Let’s Talk Hawks!

Let’s Talk Hawks! is a brief 1 on 1, mental health consultation with a mental health professional. A few reasons you might access Let’s Talk Hawks! is for:

  • Questions about beginning therapy
  • Concerns about a peer and how you can support/help them
  • A specific, present concern you’d like resources on
  • Referrals to on and off campus resources
  • Learn more about services available through University Counseling Services
  • Share a programming idea related to mental health for Tippie

For spring 2022, Let’s Talk Hawks! will be held via zoom, January 26th-May 4th from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Consultations are first come, first serve; no appointment is required. Consultations are individual and confidential. To attend a session use the following zoom link https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91905118790?pwd=dmdZRUZmNldwSzdqOU8reHN5ak8wUT09 or meeting ID 980 8797 0518

Let’s Talk Hawks! is not an emergency or crisis service. If you are in crisis, please call 911 or contact one of the following:

  • CommUnity: 1-855-581-8111
  • UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: 319-356-2233
  • UCS at 319-335-7294 between 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. to request a quick access or same-day appointment.

 

 

 

Wellness Workshops Available

Skills-based wellness workshops are available to all Tippie students this Spring. These workshops will guide you in self-reflecting on your strengths, weaknesses and barriers, then we’ll discuss skills you can apply based on insight you have developed. What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, these workshops will lead you in deciding what works best for you.

Workshops are non sequential and no registration is required. The second date for workshops are a repeat

 

When: 3:00-3:30 pm-dates below based on topic

Where: The first 4 will be held via zoom and location TBD for last 4

https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95618864809?pwd=NGtWSWJMRndsSXBUb0lIY0hvU1Z4dz09

Meeting ID: 956 1886 4809

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For more information contact Kati Schneider, kati-schneider@uiowa.edu.

Mental Health Services Available at Tippie

 

Hello, my name is Kati Schneider, I am a Mental Health Therapist for students enrolled in a business major. I provide brief individual therapy, connect students with on and off campus resources, provide consultation to faculty and staff, and offer workshops and programming specific to mental health wellness and interventions. My office is located in the Undergraduate Program Office (UPO). To connect with m,  you can e-mail me at Kati-Schneider@uiowa.edu or call University Counseling Services (UCS), 319-335-7294, and ask to schedule with at Kati. To learn more about services available visit Mental Health Resources – Undergraduates | Tippie College of Business (uiowa.edu)

New 24/7 mental health support for students

University of Iowa began a new partnership with CommUnity Crisis Services in Iowa City to provide around-the-clock mental health crisis and support assistance via phone, chat, and text for all UI students. The UI Support and Crisis Line will provide critical support for students living on- and off-campus, and can be reached via phone or text at 844-461-5420 or chat at mentalhealth.uiowa.edu.

UI Support and Crisis Line | Mental Health at Iowa – The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu)

 

Building Emotional Awareness

“Name it to tame it.” 

Building awareness of your emotions is important;  knowing what you are experiencing and what you need, to determine where you are going. Being able to name your emotions can sometimes be enough to tame your emotions, this may mean it changes the emotion or lowers the intensity you are experiencing with emotion.

  1. Take a look at the feelings wheel & try to identify emotions on one of the two outer layers; fill in the statement “I feel ____because ____” By using the outer two layers it gives more description to a core emotion you are likely used to identifying with.
  2. Once you’ve identified the emotion ask yourself “what do I need to feel the opposite?”

Examples:

  • I feel overwhelmed and worried because I have 4 tests coming up. What do I need? I need to structure my time to dedicate specific amount of time for each class.
  • I feel lonely since the end of my relationship. What do I need? I need socialization time & will ask a friend to go to supper

As you learn to become more aware of your emotions, it may be difficult to do in the moment of distress. Putting some time and distance between you and the experience by doing daily self-reflections of your experiences may be more helpful as you build this skill; as you reflect back on an experience often times you can see it from a different perspective.

Let’s Talk Hawks!-Canceled

The fall semester last Let’s Talk Hawks! was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5th from 2:30-3:30 pm via zoom.  The cancelation of this event comes from Therapist, Kati Schneider is going on extended medical leave. The program intends to resume in the Spring of 2022. If you you have mental health concerns while Kati is out, please know services are still available to you, by e-mailing Kati at kati-schneider@uiowa.edu  you will be directed to a point of contact.

You can attend a campus wide Let’s Talk Hawks! on Fridays from 11:30-12:30.

Considering decreasing your alcohol or drug use?

Success, Not Excess provides a safe and supportive space for UI students wanting to make or considering changes in their alcohol or other drug use. The group emphasizes success in academics, relationships, mental and physical health, and other goals through abstaining or reducing alcohol and other drug use. The group operates from a “no pressure” approach by encouraging discussion of shared experiences and achieving success on campus by removing the barriers created by substance use.

Day/Time: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm CST
Location: IMU room 214
Contact: Karen Grajczyk (karen-grajczyk@uiowa.edu) with any questions you have about this group

Build Skills to Manage Stressors

University Counseling Services offers drop in workshops to help you build skills to help you cope with adjustments and stressors. These are offered via zoom and are not sequential.

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention, non judgmentally to the present moment. The practice of mindfulness can lead to an increased sense of balance, stress management and overall well-being in your life.

Offered Thursdays 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Join: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/129398591

Mindfulness Matters Flyer

 

The Energy Hub 

30 minute workshops that focus on topics of sleep, time management, procrastination and motivation. Students can drop in to as many workshops as they would like.

Offered Thursdays 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Join https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98418552325

For a listing of topics and dates visit University Counseling Website 

 

Let’s Talk Hawks!

Let’s Talk Hawks! is a brief mental health consultation with a mental health professional. A few reasons you might access Let’s Talk Hawks! is for:

  • Questions about beginning therapy
  • Concerns about a peer and how you can support/help them
  • A specific, present concern you’d like resources on
  • Referrals to on and off campus resources
  • Learn more about services available through University Counseling Services
  • Share a programming idea related to mental health for Tippie

For Fall 2021, Let’s Talk Hawks! will be held via Zoom, September 7th-December 7th. Appointments are first come, first serve and are for 5-15 minutes in length. To attend a session use the following Zoom link https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91905118790?pwd=dmdZRUZmNldwSzdqOU8reHN5ak8wUT09 or meeting ID 980 8797 0518

Let’s Talk Hawks! is not an emergency or crisis service. If you are in crisis, please call 911 or contact one of the following:

  • CommUnity: 1-855-581-8111
  • UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: 319-356-2233
  • UCS at 319-335-7294 between 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. to request a quick access or same-day appointment.

 

 

 

Take Care of Your Mental Health This Semester

 

Hello, my name is Kati Schneider, I am a Mental Health Therapist for students enrolled in a business major. I provide brief individual therapy, connect students with on and off campus resources, provide consultation to faculty and staff, and offer workshops and programming specific to mental health wellness and interventions. My office is located in the Undergraduate Program Office (UPO). To connect with me you can e-mail me at Kati-Schneider@uiowa.edu or call University Counseling Services (UCS), 319-335-7294, and ask to schedule with at Kati. To learn more about services available visit Mental Health Resources – Undergraduates | Tippie College of Business (uiowa.edu)