Wellbeing Webinars take place on Class Collaborate every Wednesday during term time (12-1pm) and cover a range of topics relevant to student life.
The sessions have been designed for you to share your ideas anonymously via the keyboard, if you wish.
Sign-up for Wellbeing Webinars opens a week in advance of each session and you can book a place via the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub.
The webinars will not be recorded and participants do not connect with their own video or audio during the sessions.
Please see below for the Term 2 2022/23 programme.
Managing Anxiety with Compassion
Wednesday 18 January 12-1pm Book a place
In this webinar, we identify three different emotion regulation systems in the brain: the threat system, the drive system, and the soothing system. If we constantly feel anxious it may be that our three systems are out of balance, which can make it difficult to feel safe and relax. During the session, we will explore compassionate ways to further develop our soothing system, promoting a greater sense of calmness and safety.
Developing a compassionate mind video clip
How self-compassion can help with anxiety
The Compassionate Mind (Compassion Focussed Therapy): Paul Gilbert (2010) Constable: ISBN 978-1849010986
The Compassionate Mind Approach to Overcoming Anxiety: Dennis Tirch (2012) Robinson: ISBN 978-1849015134
Perfect or Good Enough?
Wednesday 25 January 12-1pm Book a place
Wednesday 1 March 12-1pm Book a place
Perfectionism can cause problematic levels of stress, hindering progress, success and wellbeing. This webinar explores alternatives to perfectionist thinking and considers how developing a ‘good enough’ perspective can help you work in a healthier and more effective way towards your goals.
15 ways to build a growth mindset
When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism: Anthony and Swinson (2009) New Harbinger: ISBN 978-1572245594
Find your Voice
Wednesday 1 February 12-1pm Book a place
Is a lack of assertiveness preventing you from getting the most out of your university experience? This webinar introduces you to a number of techniques designed to help you to express your thoughts and feelings to others such as tutors, friends, peers and family in a clear and direct way that respects others and generally improves relationships.
Assert Yourself: Lindenfield (2001) Harper Collins: ISBN 978-0007557974
Wednesday 8 February 12-1pm Book a place
Wednesday 22 March 12-1pm Book a place
Do you struggle to get started with important study tasks? Is your leisure time spoiled by a nagging sense of guilt? This webinar explores why and how we procrastinate, including the use of social media. There will be an opportunity to identify personalised strategies to challenge procrastination in yourself and find techniques to help you to work in a more balanced and productive way.
Does the Pomodoro technique work for your productivity?
ABC of Managing Anxiety
Wednesday 15 February 12-1pm Book a place
Wednesday 29 March 12-1pm Book a place
Anxiety is the body’s way of responding to being in danger. It works so well that it often kicks in when it’s not needed – when the danger is in our mind rather than in reality. This webinar aims to help you take back control by understanding the nature of anxiety and developing strategies to manage it.
Dealing with Imposter Feelings
Wednesday 22 February 12-1pm Book a place
Feeling like an imposter is a common experience in university settings – this may involve feeling like you don't belong and fearing that it is only a matter of time before you’ll be found out. Persistent imposter feelings can be difficult to manage and hinder progress and wellbeing. In this webinar we’ll develop our understanding of the imposter mindset and explore some useful frameworks we can use to build a toolkit to manage and overcome imposter feelings.
3 tips for managing imposter syndrome
What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it? TED Talk
Wednesday 8 March 12-1pm Book a place
If you tend to give yourself a very hard time then this is the webinar for you. This session explores three elements of self-compassion and shares practical exercises and resources designed to help you develop a more supportive and encouraging relationship with yourself and increase your emotional resilience.
The Power of Vulnerability TED talk
Small Changes for Success
Wednesday 15 March 12-1pm Book a place
In this webinar, we explore how making small changes can improve our motivation and help us to work more successfully towards our wellbeing and academic goals. We will consider how making small adjustments to our mindset, environment, routines and systems can help us to put desired change into action.
James Clear atomic habits video clip
Atomic Habits: James Clear (2018) Random House Business: ISBN 978-1473537804.