Counselling Workshops

The Counselling Service offers a suite of workshops throughout the academic year. These workshops include weekly workshops, workshop series, and one off workshops. 

All workshops are held in An Tobar (ground floor of Student Services Centre) unless indicated otherwise.


Free 10 week Yoga series open to all levels. Learn to relax, reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and feel happier with yoga. 
Drop in anytime for a taster class or complete 5 sessions at any point during the semester and receive a free gift! 

Every Tuesday lunchtime at 1-2pm 
Starts: October 17th
Ends: December 12th

Semester Two:

Every Tuesday lunchtime at 1-2pm 
Starts: February 13th
Ends: April 30th

**No class March 26th or April 2nd due to Easter Break

8 weeks to Reduce Stress & Relax 

This class is for complete beginners, for those who are well practiced with meditation, and for those attending the MU Koru Mindfulness Programme and wish to have a weekly group to meet with to practice. Being part of a group really helps us create and stick to new habits.  
This class will offer a mix of mindful movement, standing/sitting meditations, visualisation, progressive muscular relaxation and some laughter mixed in too.

Every Wednesday lunchtime at 1-2pm
Starts: October 11th
Ends: December 6th

Semester Two:

Every Tuesday lunchtime at 1-2pm 
Starts: February 14th
Ends: March 20th


Chew & Chat

Every Monday @ 3-4pm during term-time. If you would like to meet your fellow students, make new friends, or simply avail of free tea/coffee and biscuits, we would love to see you! 

Starts: Monday October 2nd
Ends: Monday December 11th


The Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP)

The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)  music is designed to help people feel calm, relaxed, and connected to others. This Workshop complements the music intervention and focuses on the body's nervous system, which controls how we react to stress and interact with people around us. 

Semester Two:

Tuesday February 6th @ 12.15-1pm
Tuesday March 5th @ 12.15-1pm
Tuesday May 7th @ 12.15-1pm


Emotional Regulation Group Skills

A 7-week series focusing on understanding our emotional regulation skillset. This will include understanding the fight or flight response, our window of tolerance, and other strategies and practices
Tuesday's at 3.30-4.30pm.

Wk 1 An Introduction to DBT.   Tues March 5th
Wk 2 How to tolerate distress and regulate emotions.   Tues March 12th
Wk 3 How the brain can be retrained for improved mental health..   Tues March 19th
Wk 4 Exploring 'emotional regulation'.   Tues April 9th
Wk 5 Strategies of Self-Care that support self-regulation and wellbeing.   Tues April 16th
Wk 6 Social interactions and relationship skills.   Tues April 23rd
Wk 7 Review of skills learnt using a self-compassion lens.   Tues April 30th


KORU Mindfulness

Open your mind. Manage your stress. Learn mindfulness & meditation. 4 week Mindfulness Programme.
Tuesday's at 11.00am-12.15pm

Starts November 7th February 27th
Ends November 28th March 19th
Retreat Tues Dec 19th @ 11am-12.30 TBC

Places limited to 12 students. Registration required - register here


The Body Project

The Body Project is a four-week programme which equips you with the tools required to address appearance ideals and foster a healthier body image.

By participating in The Body Project, you will not only embark on a personal journey of self-discovery and empowerment, but also contribute to creating a generation of young people who are confident, resilient and accepting of their bodies. Find out more here

Dates are dependant on numbers so if you are interested in taking part, please email Barbara


This series offers tips on how to cope with anxiety, how to identify triggers, and how to manage your anxiety. Theory and Practice using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Less Stress, More Success Top tips for managing exam anxiety Thurs Dec 7th @ 12-1pm Thurs May 9th @ 12-1pm


Living with Grief & Loss

This workshops helps to understand the impact of grief and loss and how we cope with the emotional & physical loss of someone we love.

Wednesday February 28th @ 3-4pm

Don't Put if Off

Exploring the factors behind our procrastination habits and strategies to address them. 

Wednesday March 13th @ 3-4pm



Wednesday April 17th @ 3-4pm

Developing Healthy Relationships

Supporting students to get to know each other and promote relationships and boundaries.

Monday February 12th @ 3-4.30pm