Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Workshops and Discussions

CAPS offers a variety of programs and workshops geared toward students' every day life experiences, covering a variety of topics related to student development and personal growth. These programs and workshops all have in common a commitment to providing students the knowledge and variety of life skills important for surviving and thriving here at Duke and beyond.

Spring 2019 Offerings

This workshop will demonstrate and guide you through learning and rehearsing anxiety and stress reduction techniques to help calm the body and quiet the mind for more effective study and rewarding connections.

Spring 2019 Offerings

The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!

Click below for the various offerings of Koru classes here at Duke this semester

Koru Basic:  Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Koru 2.0:  Advancing Mindfully

Koru Retreats:  Half Day Mindfulness Experience

This 3-week workshop covers many of the challenges typical of academic stress while providing helpful solutions and skills that can be applied immediately. Each week is focused on a different topic: Procrastination, Time Management, and Resisting Distractions. 

Spring 2019 Offerings

Let's work on developing some love for our bodies during the month of love! Explore some of the factors that make body positivity challenging and how you can work on appreciating the body you live in.

  • Tuesday, February 12th | 6:00pm
  • Location: Wilson Gym, Classroom 20

Research indicates that spending time in nature can decrease cortisol levels, east brain fatigue, and boost creativity. Come learn bout and experience the restorative benefits of spending time in nature as we mindfully walk in Duke Gardens.

  • Tuesday, April 16th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Meet in front of Sarah P. Duke Garden Visitor Center