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Groups and workshops

This is the place to start for students looking to boost to their wellbeing, manage stress, or improve their focus and concentration.

As part of, Uniedge the counselling team is excited to announce the following workshops. All students from across the university are welcome to attend. RSVP to these workshops is appreciated. Please email us to register your place, specifying the workshop you are interested in, or call us on 9360 1227. Please also leave your mobile number, so we can give you an SMS reminder.

Learning to surf: Riding the challenge and change of student life. This is an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) based workshop, focusing on several key components in developing psychological flexibility to deal with the changes and challenges presented by a transition into University Studies.
The details: week 2, Wednesday 9th August, 12.30-1.30pm, located in SS 2.051 


Dry Mouth; Wobbly Knees! How to manage presentation nerves. Understand how public speaking affects you, how your own thinking may contribute to or reduce anxiety, and learn strategies to increase your confidence in talking in groups and giving presentations. 
The details: week 3, Thursday 17th August, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, located in SS2.051

True grit. This presentation is based on Angela Duckworth’s research on “grit”. It is designed to be motivational and to confront some underlying assumptions about achieving success that may not be helpful. It has a focus on the mental resilience required to achieve success in any chosen endeavour.
The details: week 5, Tuesday 29th August, 9.30am - 10.30am, located in SS2.051

Procrastination and perfectionism. Understand why procrastination happens, how procrastination happens, and learn strategies to increase productivity.
The details: week 5, Wednesday 30th August, 9.30am - 10.30am, located in SS2.051

Taming the Inner Critic.  The inner critic is a voice that is present within all of us. It is the negative voice we hear which both drives and punishes us. It's the voice that asks "Am I good enough?", "Should I be here?, and many other self-critical phrases. This workshop demonstrates how to tame the inner critic by adopting an approach of self-compassion rather than self-criticism.The details: week 7, Thursday 14th September, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, located in SS2.051

Stressless 101. This interactive workshop will assist students to obtain their optimum balance of productivity and health. By attending you will learn to identify your personal signs of becoming overstressed and how to respond to reduce your negative stress level. You will learn about how being adrenalized affects our body and thinking and how to maximise this for your success.
The details: week 9, Wednesday 27th September, 11:00am - 12.00pm, located in SS2.051

Cool as a cucumber: strategies for maximising exam success. Learn ways of harnessing your nervous energy to help you get through your exams with success, instead of freezing in fear.
The details: week 9, Friday 29th September, 9.30 - 10.30pm, located in SS2.051

 If you would like further information on these workshops, please call us on 9360 1227.