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More information about our Wellfest workshops

Published: 26 April 2019
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Join us on Wednesday 15th May for Wellfest 2019!

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13th – 19th May 2019. We are pleased to announce that, building on the success of the last two years, Enabling Services and Student Life will again be running Wellfest 2019.

Wellfest is a celebration of all things related to our wellbeing and will take place from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 15th May at Garden Court, Building 40.

Expand each section to find out more about or workshops, and sign up using the links below:

10:00 – 10:50: Mindfulness taster session

For University of Southampton staff and students.

Are you mindful? Mindfulness is about learning to be in the moment and move away from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. Studies show that this helps to reduce the level of stress we experience. This taster session will include an introduction to informal mindfulness practices, including meditation and a variety of exercises aimed at bringing greater awareness, clarity, concentration and choice to experience.

Sign up using this link.

 

11:00 – 11:50: Passive Muscular Relaxation and Introduction to Pilates

For University of Southampton staff and students.

Getting our bodies moving is one way that we can look after our wellbeing. Join Sport and Wellbeing for an interactive workshop where you can learn about Passive Muscular Relaxation and Pilates:

  • Passive Muscular Relaxation (PMR): this form of relaxation focuses on specific body parts and muscle groups from a relaxed state. It can be performed lying down or seated. A great way to relax and unwind.
  • Introduction to Pilates: an introduction to how to activate the core muscles of the body, and be aware of the posture and body alignment. This can help improve back conditions and any imbalances in the body.

Sign up using this link.

12:00 – 12:50: Stress Management Techniques

For University of Southampton staff and students.

This workshop will focus on the attendees’ experiences. We will have a group discussion about the importance of well-being and the impact that stressors can have on our well-being  in daily life. Following this, we will brain-storm the ways that each of us relieve feelings of stress and anxiety and focus on how we can move forward to improve our emotional well-being.

Sign up using this link.

13:00 – 13:50 Mindfulness taster session

For University of Southampton staff and students.

Are you mindful? Mindfulness is about learning to be in the moment and move away from ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. Studies show that this helps to reduce the level of stress we experience. This taster session will include an introduction to informal mindfulness practices, including meditation and a variety of exercises aimed at bringing greater awareness, clarity, concentration and choice to experience.

Sign up using this link.

 

14:00 – 14:50 : Hypnosis for Sleep

For University of Southampton staff and students.

Stress and anxiety are normal processes but can sometimes become overwhelming and can have an impact on your sleep.  This hypnosis taster session will help you learn how to take more control of your sleep pattern.  This session will include an introduction to hypnosis and techniques aimed at helping you to sleep better.  You will also learn transferable skills for other stress management. 

Sign up using this link.

 

15:00 - 15:50 Managing Exam Anxiety

For University of Southampton students only.

For many students, exams are a large part of their University course. Exams can be a stressful experience and it helps to know you’re not the only one feeling that way.

This workshop looks at the definitions and symptoms of exam stress and anxiety, and how a little bit of stress can be used to our advantage. You can learn more about perfectionism, procrastination, and gain some skills for coping with exam stress ready for you to put into practice. 

Sign up using this link.

19:30 - 21:30 Overcoming Adversity - Stories of Mental Health and Beyond

For University of Southampton students only.

Student Life in association with the Touch Network are pleased to invite you to attend our inspiring storytelling session where selected speakers will speak openly and honestly about challenges and ups and downs in their lives - whether mental, physical, or circumstantial - and how they have faced and overcome these problems.

We aim to “open the conversation” around mental health and show you that people from all backgrounds and upbringings can face adversity, and with the right help and support can overcome anything. Tea and refreshments will be provided, and entry is free (donations to the Touch Network are welcome).

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