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.

Fall 2021 Offerings

Developed right here at Duke, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. You will learn specific skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Over 700 Duke undergraduate and graduate students have been trained through Koru, so you're in good company.

To see what opportunities are available, click here.

Sound healing/therapy is an ancient healing, wellness, and meditative practice during which the sounds from singing bowls and other instruments are used to relax the mind and body. Some benefits of sound baths and meditations include decreasing stress and anxiety, deep relaxation, mental clarity, and the energy centers in the body coming into alignment. This sound healing bath and meditation will use quartz crystal singing bowls.

This session will be available from 6:00pm-7:00pm via Zoom for the following dates:

Additional instructions: Please dress comfortably, have a mat/comfortable place to lie down, headphones for optimal sound quality, and water to hydrate. You will need to stay muted for most of the workshop to minimize disruptions to the experience. Bring your open minds and come ready to allow the sacred sounds to accompany you on your inner journey.

During the pandemic, students experienced many different types and levels of grief and loss (e.g., loss relationships, family members, job, and other opportunities, etc.).  This workshop offers a supportive space for students to reflect on their feelings of grief and loss, as well as develop skills to cope with them.  

This group will meet in person on selected Thursdays (9/16, 10/14, 11/11) from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Student Wellness Center, Room 340 (Third Floor). 


This skills-based workshop is for anyone who tends to procrastinate and would like to identify ways to increase productivity, particularly in preparation for final exams. 

This group will meet on Friday (11/11) from 12:30pm-2:00pm on Zoom. 

Registration is required to participate. To register, click here