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Tue 19 Mar 2019
16:00 - 17:15

Venue: Department of Physics, Bragg Building, Small Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Department of Physics - Health & Safety


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Managing Stress During Times of Uncertainty

Tue 19 Mar 2019


The University Staff Counselling Service is offering this workshop for all staff, to be led by Rosemary Parkinson By attending this workshop you will learn

  • why you feel anxious and stressed and what is happening in your body
  • what you can do about anxiety in the short-term
  • how to spot medium and longer term symptoms of stress in yourself and others
  • how to take responsibility for yourself when stressed
  • sources of support in the university and outside

The session will be for a one hour duration with 15 minutes at the end for Q&A.

Target audience

Members of the University of Cambridge


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 19 Mar 2019   16:00 - 17:15 16:00 - 17:15 Department of Physics, Bragg Building, Small Lecture Theatre map
  • Learn to understand that stress and anxiety are normal bodily reactions and that these feelings have a purpose. Learn how we can cope with stress and anxiety more effectively through greater self-care.
  • Short term stress: identification of bodily reactions to stress and anxiety in difficult situations, such as a tight deadline or communicating with a demanding colleague, and techniques for managing them.
  • Medium to longer term stressful situation: how to separate the benefits of stress, such as motivation, excitement and feelings of achievement, from the negative consequences of it. Learn how to re-programme stress as normal and see it as courage.
  • Being courageous is demanding on the individual so learn how to stop and self-reflect, and replenish your needs, as well as checking in on your colleagues.
  • Signposting support for yourself and colleagues.

Above all you will come away with a new way of thinking about stress.


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