Workshops and group counselling sessions
Learn how to cope with the pressures of study, work and life.
Our workshops and groups are now being delivered via Zoom.
We run a number of group counselling and workshops throughout the year, including Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions.
Note: Faculties and units may request for workshops to be run outside of the current scheduled dates and for workshops to be tailored to specific students and issues.
Procrastinate Less Group
- Do you put off studying and working on assignments?
- Do you often wait for that 'perfect' timing or 'perfect' sentence, before making yourself start again?
- Do you struggle to deal with imperfection?
- Do you struggle to complete tasks?
If so, you might be one of the many students who procrastinate. You might benefit from attending this four-week group session. Each week you will learn a range of different skills that can help you manage your procrastination habit, including group discussion, mindfulness exercise, practical tools and group support.
Sessions for Spring will be hosted on Zoom.
Date: Every Wednesday from 19 august to 9 September 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
Zoom link will be published closer to the date. Please join in the Zoom meeting 5 minutes early to get ready.
If you have any questions please contact Nadine Neukirch.
Drop-in Mindfulness Meditation
Join us for weekly guided mindfulness meditation practices.
Have you noticed that when you’re stressed or upset, people often say, “Don’t worry about it, just be in the present moment”. This is easy to say but much harder to do. Mindfulness meditation can assist with bringing your attention to the present moment and can also encourage more awareness of times when your attention is elsewhere. These attentional skills can be helpful for both academic and life success. In these 40-minute sessions, you will be guided through a mindfulness practice, encouraged to reflect on your experience and hear tips designed to support you in developing your practice.
Sessions for Autumn will be held via Zoom.
Date: Every Tuesday 11 August – 27 October 2020
Time: 3:10 – 3:50 PM (please join by 3:05 to get ready)
You must register for each meeting at least a day prior. If no one is registered by 5pm on Monday that week, we will cancel the meditation session that week. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you have any questions please email Vivilia Widjaja.
Mindfulness for Academic Success
About Mindfulness for Academic Success
Mindfulness for Academic Success (MAS) is a four-session educational program that was developed at Monash University. The program will introduce Mindfulness Meditation skills and show you how to apply these to your unique academic challenges. Challenges might include managing stress, increasing attention and concentration capacities, overcoming procrastination and developing better study habits.
What happens in a class?
The class will also contain some small and large group discussion, some participation in learning exercises and some didactic presentation. You’ll be given a chance to talk about your experiences during the class but there will be no pressure to speak in the large group. An integral part of the course is about 10 minutes of home practice a day. You’ll be given a link to guided mp3s to support you in this.
The Monash MAS group has been evaluated and results have shown that many students do find the program very helpful in responding to academic challenges. Many have reported incidental benefits such as improved relationships, better eating habits and greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Sessions for Spring will be hosted on Zoom.
Date: Starting Monday 17 August 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Please join the Zoom meeting five minutes early to get ready.
If you have any question regarding this program, you can email Jessica Mander-Jones.
Returning Home Workshop
This is a workshop for all UTS International Students who are returning home. The workshop aims at preparing students for their return to their home countries. Topics covered include:
- strategies for career preparation after studying in Australia
- potential adjustment issues when students return home and strategies to deal with them
- reflection of personal achievements from students' experience studying in Australia.
Date: TBA For Spring 2020
This session will be run via Zoom and registration is required at the link below:
If you have any questions, please email Matthew Vaughan.
Managing Exam and Assessment Anxiety Workshop
Minimise the negative impact that anxiety has on your study and exam performance? Check if this workshop is relevant to you.
Academic Caution — Back on Track Workshop
Get back on track with your academic performance and address issues that may be preventing you from performing well in your studies. Find out more about the Academic Caution — Back on Track workshops.