Yoga: A Brand New You (Presented by the Black in Business Series)

Yoga: A Brand New You
Wednesday, October 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
W401 PBB

With all that comes with college life whether it be academically, socially, or emotionally it can be hard to let go of all the pressure. There is a constant battle to maintain our mental health. One way to relieve all this stress is yoga and meditation. Yoga can help you recenter your energy, rejuvenate your mind, relieve anxiety, improve sleep quality, and provide a better quality of life. One session for 60 minutes can put you back on track.

Come join the Black in Business team and learn how to connect your mind, body, and spirit with yoga (yoga mats optional). RSVP using the link  so we know who to expect:

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact

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

UI Support and Crisis Line | Mental Health at Iowa – The University of Iowa (


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?”


  • 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  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 ( 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.


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.


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 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 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 (

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Image of two hands on either side of a computer with a heart on the screen. Above the image, text states: "April 2021 Sexual Assault Awareness Month." Below the image are the words "We can build safe online spaces."

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) provides information and resources with their “We Can Build Safe Online Spaces” campaign, which highlights how to practice consent online and build respectful online communities. Locally, RVAP has partnered with a variety of campus and community organizations to host a month-long calendar of events (most of which are virtual). Click on this link to be taken to a list of events.

Below are some of the local events that occur this week:

April 12th: 7-9pm CST: Queer Art Healing Group: Teal Time

April 18th, 10-11am CST: Yoga for Connection (Zoom ID: 411 109 7400)

April 18th, 1-4pm CST: LGBTQIA Culinary Skills Support Group (to join, contact

Supporting Your Mental Health

Below are some drop-in programs offered through the University Counseling Service:


The Body Image Workshop:

Tuesday, April 27, 4:30-5:30 pm


This week, the Body Image Workshop focuses on learning about the sociocultural factors that impact our body image and becoming a critical media consumer.

The Guest House

Tuesday, April 27, 4:00-4:50pm


The Guest House focuses on cultivated a more compassionate stance towards ourselves, others, and the world around us. This week, learn about what it means to be gentle and understanding with ourselves, why we are self-critical and practice ways of being kind to ourselves.


Soothe Your Anxiety

Wednesday, April 28, 5:00-5:30pm

Zoom:; Meeting ID: 959 5920 8919

Soothe Your Anxiety is for students looking to better understand anxiety and develop some quick tools to cope with the symptoms they may experience. This week, learn about identifying automatic thoughts and using mindfulness as a tool to manage them.


Mindfulness Matters

Thursday, April 29, 1:30-2:00pm


Join for a half hour, guided mindfulness exercise. The practice of mindfulness can lead to an increase sense of balance, stress management, and overall well-being in your life.


Questions about what might be a good fit for you, or in need of mental health services? Reach out to Tippie’s embedded therapist at or call the University Counseling Service at 319.335.7294.


Mindfulness workshops

Mindfulness is the practice being fully aware of the present moment (our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and environment), with a nonjudgmental stance of curiosity. It is associated with improvements in physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. Interested in learning more, or looking for new ways to manage stress? Check out Student Wellness’s Koru Mindfulness Workshops, a 4-week series using an evidence-based curriculum for college students.

Check out “Managing the Undergraduate World” Mental Health Virtual Panel

As we navigate the fall semester, we continue to face challenges surrounding COVID19. Join this Mental Health Panel Discussion to identify ways you can continue caring for yourself, others, and the community.

 Tuesday, November 10 from 12:00-1:00pm CST

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the University Counseling Service in advance at 319-335-7294.

Immediately following (from 1:00-2:00pm CST) is a panel on Coping as a UI Parent, Guardian, or Family Member.

Election Support Spaces

Check out the University’s Election Support Spaces. Kristin, Tippie’s embedded therapist, will be at the space below on Wednesday, November 4th from 3:30-5pm and Wednesday, November 11th from 3:30-5pm.

This election has contained rhetoric unlike any other. Many people may be experiencing fear and anxiety related to the future and uncertainty. Join UCS and CDE as we host a supportive space for students on Wednesday, November 4 and Wednesday, November 11, 3:30 to 5:00 PM, via Zoom, at .
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact UCS in advance at 319-335-7294.