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Equality & Diversity


Overall Aims   

  • Help recognise your signs of stress and anxiety
  • To ‘normalise’ stress, anxiety, worry
  • To understand the power of our individual attitude towards stress & anxiety
  • To foster resilience and coping with stress and anxiety
  • Be given the time in our busy lives to consider our individual responses to stress and anxiety


Week 1  - 06 Nov :  2.00pm - 3.00pm

Introduction to Stress and Anxiety

Delivered by Euan Ambrose from the University Counselling Centre

This first workshop will be an opportunity to learn about stress and anxiety and begin to think about our own experiences. Come prepared with a pen and paper as there will be some self-reflective exercises. 

  • Introduction to stress and anxiety
  • Simple breathing technique
  • Considering ‘good versus bad’ stress
  • Sources of stress
  • Difference between anxiety and stress
  • Individual symptoms

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Week 2 -  13 Nov : 2.00pm - 3.00pm

The Worried Mind

Delivered by Sarah Hughes from the University Counselling Centre

The focus of this workshop will be on worry and anxious thoughts and how they impact on our wellbeing. We will look at strategies to help address worries directly as well as activities to distract and soothe us. There will be two relaxation exercises and time for Q&A at the end. 

  • Introduction – The worried mind
  • Progressive relaxation exercise
  • How worry and anxious thoughts impact on our wellbeing
  • CBT strategies to manage worry
  • Assessment and action process
  • Soothing and distraction
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Guided meditation

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Week 3 - 20 Nov : 2.00pm - 3.00ppm

What Triggers Anxiety?

Delivered by Euan Ambrose from the University Counselling Centre

This week we will take a deeper look at stress and anxiety, work on what our triggers are, and any behaviours that might maintain an anxious state.

  • What Triggers anxiety?
  • Think more about the physical symptoms
  • What maintains anxiety
  • Negative Automatic Thoughts
  • Intrusive Thoughts

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Week 4 - 27 Nov : 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Managing Workplace Stress

Delivered by Sarah Hughes from the University Counselling Centre

In this final workshop we will take a look at the various causes of workplace stress, its tell-tale symptoms, and ideas for stress-management and self-care. There will be reflective-practice exercises and time for Q&A.

  • Introduction - Managing workplace stress
  • Exercise - Counted Breathe
  • What are the causes of workplace stress
  • Recognising the symptoms of work related stress
  • Ideas on how to manage workplace stress
  • Final calming exercise

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Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 14:00 to Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 15:00
Event location: 
Zoom Video Conferencing