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The Counselling Service runs a number of talks for enrolled Brookes students.
Talks have a focus on a particular issue or problem using peer reviewed materials and up to date research and thinking. These are delivered in a lecture style and require no participation from attendees. The number of participants will vary.
Would you like to:
If so, these talks might be for you!
Dates for Semester 2
All the talks will take place in the Meeting Room, BCK. G.26. Ground Floor of the Buckley Building, Headington Campus.
These are open to all – you are very welcome to come along.
“Assertiveness is behaviour, which helps us communicate clearly and confidently our needs, wants and feelings to other people without abusing in any way their rights.”Gael Lindenfield (1992) Assert Yourself (Thorsons) p3
Then this talk could help you. This talk is a mixture of teaching, small groups and larger group participation. One longer talk is given each semester to offer more time for this experiential learning.
Feedback from a previous participant.
''Thank you so much for this lecture yesterday and for the presentation. I will invite my colleagues to cup of coffee/tea to share with them this great presentation because I find it very useful and interesting for every student. I won't be able to present it in that interesting way as you did but I will do my best. It is time now to use this knowledge practically and I will definitely use what I learned yesterday, not just here when I am studying, but also in my future job in education where I need to communicate with people on many different levels. Not less important assertive communication will be useful for me in my everyday life. In my opinion good communication is crucial for stable and normal relationships with other people, so one more time thank you for everything and every praise for being such an excellent lecturer.''
Location: JHB 401
Please contact Wellbeing reception (484650) or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
"Tomorrow - a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored." Are you good at putting off what you need to do? Are you procrastinating instead of writing, drawing, designing or planning?In this talk, we'll look at:* Some emotional reasons why we avoid doing things* Psychological reasons and explanations for why we put things off* Ways to overcome these difficulties to enable you to get things done
Date: Friday 20th April
Time: 12:30 pm - 14:00
Room: JHB 306
How do I Apply for a Place?
Please complete the details on the Google form at this link https://goo.gl/forms/dKFe2GcO3hy1L3A03Please note places are limited for these workshops and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please do not sign up unless you are sure you will be able to attend on the day. These workshops are usually oversubscribed so booking a slot and then not turning up will have an impact on other students who may wish to attend but are turned away because the workshop is fully booked.
Combining academic performance with stress management.
Coming to University represents a period of huge change – in geographic location, academic expectations, possibly in culture & language, and possibly also at a developmental stage in your life; leaving home. This change also happens when we are without our normal support structures of family and friends.
Any change, or dealing with unfamiliar situations, brings an increase in anxiety or stress as a normal adaptive reaction to meet the challenges of the new situation.
This temporary or acute stress can be useful to help meet this challenge or manage the change, e.g. to make sure you don’t get lost, and to raise your game to manage presentations, exams, or placements. But too much stress or anxiety, or over a prolonged period, can be overwhelming and sabotage personal well-being & academic performance.
In this talk, we will consider:
Stress management is an intrinsic component to your academic studies – how you learn, think creatively, interact and perform successfully at University.
This workshop is run once per semester. When the date has been arranged the details will be announced by email and trough Social Media.
If you have recurrent unexpected panic attacks when you experience four or more of these physical and mental symptoms (palpitations, breathlessness, dizziness, trembling, blurred vision, nausea, chest pain, sweating and fear of loss control), this group may be for you.
How is the group structured?
How will it help me?
The objective of the group is understanding and overcoming panic attacks.
Is it confidential?
The group is confidential – group members agree that what is shared in the group remains private.
A group is a safe environment which allows members to give support through both understanding and gentle challenging.
How do I join the group?
Please contact Wellbeing reception on email@example.com or phone (48)4650.
Once you register your interest you will be contacted by the facilitator to discuss your availability to attend the group.
We can only run these groups if there are sufficient numbers of students with the same availability
If you are already seeing a counsellor, you may discuss the Panic Group with them before joining the group.
Would you like to feel more confident to support students in distress?
For students experiencing depression, anxiety, homesickness or low self-esteem, that first conversation can make all the difference.
To find out more and access the sessions, visit: http://learning.cwmt.org.uk