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Personal development workshops for students – book now

The Advice & Counselling Service are providing three separate, one-off personal development workshops this term.

2 November 2017

Have a look at the information below and book your place by visiting https://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/personal-development-workshops-2018/

Workshop 1: Can't Study?

Dates: Tuesday 28 November & Tuesday 5 December
Time: 1.30–3pm
Location: Advice and Counselling Service, Geography Building, Mile End campus

This is a small one-off group session (for up to five people) which lasts for 90 minutes, for any student who is finding themselves blocked in their work. You might be lacking motivation, finding it hard to organise your work, or imagining that your work with be heavily criticised or harshly judged. You might think of yourself as a 'perfectionist' or as someone who tends to put things off. You might be having trouble finishing off your work or handing it in. 

In the workshop, you will work together collaboratively with a counsellor/facilitator to understand why you might be blocked and to find strategies which will help you to get working again. Although you are welcome to come back for another workshop session, most people find that coming once is enough to help improve their work habits or get them started.

 

Workshop 2: Growing in Confidence

Date: Monday 27 November
Time: 1.30–3pm
Location: Advice and Counselling Service, 2nd Floor, Graduate Centre, Mile End campus

This workshop focuses on practical strategies to help you develop your self-confidence. It may be that you feel nervous or anxious when:

  • you need to present in front of a group of people
  • you want to speak up in a seminar or lecture
  • you want to meet new people or socialise.

You may sometimes feel defeated by nervousness or anxiety and unable to change. Growing in confidence requires practice but first you need to know where to start. In this one-off, 90-minute workshop, for up to 10 participants, we will:

  • dispel some common myths about nervousness and anxiety
  • help you to see the problem differently and consider what you can do to change
  • help you develop a practical self-help plan to work on your self-confidence.

This will be an active workshop involving work in pairs and as a group. The facilitator will provide a safe, supportive, encouraging environment for you to learn about yourself and develop strategies for change. 

 

Workshop 3: Better Sleep

Date: Thursday 30 November
Time: 1.30–3pm
ocation: Advice and Counselling Service, 2nd Floor, Graduate Centre, Mile End campus

This workshop focuses on practical strategies to help students manage difficulties with sleep. Some common difficulties people encounter with sleep include:

  • finding it difficult to relax, switch off and fall asleep or waking up repeatedly and struggling to get back to sleep
  • getting into bad habits that effect your sleep (chaotic sleep schedule, effects of alcohol, late night study etc)
  • worrying about ‘not getting enough’ sleep.

We can sometimes feel stressed out about the idea that we are not getting enough sleep, or end up sleeping in the day  to make up for ‘lost’ sleep at night. In this one-off, 90-minute workshop, for up to 15 participants, we will:

  • dispel some common myths about sleep
  • help you to see the problem differently and consider what you can do to change
  • help you develop a practical self-help plan to improve your sleep patterns.

This will be an active workshop involving work in pairs and as a group. The facilitator will provide a supportive and informative session to help you develop strategies improve your sleep. 

Interested? Book your place now! https://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/personal-development-workshops-2018/

For more information about other support available through The Advice & Counselling Service visit https://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/

 

 

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