Module 2, Course 2: Mental Health - Staying Sane in Academia – Maintaining Joy and Fulfillment at Work (September 22-23, 2022)

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Module 2, Course 2: Mental Health - Staying Sane in Academia – Maintaining Joy and Fulfillment at Work (September 22-23, 2022)22.09.2022 09:00 - 17:00 (Do)Judith Bergner
Module 2, Course 2: Mental Health - Staying Sane in Academia – Maintaining Joy and Fulfillment at Work (September 22-23, 2022)23.09.2022 09:00 - 17:00 (Fr)Judith Bergner

Keywords:Self-awareness, self-organization, self-motivation, self-calming, impostor syndrome, mental resilience

Introduction to the course topics:

Participants will understand the psychological dynamics leading to mental exhaustion. They also will develop strategies to maintain a motivated, joyful work-life without neglecting difficult circumstances. They will discover how to take care of themselves and manage emotions in order to foster mental strength/ resilience. Also they will be equipped with methods to “stay on top” when tasks, demands and duties seem to be overwhelming. They will learn how to maintain confidence when results are sometimes lacking.
Exercises will make it easy to put empirical research into practical experience. All exercises are easy to transfer into daily routines.

Course aims:

  • Competence to manage emotions wisely: establish a sense of coherence i.e. satisfaction, meaning and confidence with (work- ) life
  • Competence to organise self (including tasks, to do´s and duties) with ease
  • Competence to maintain motivation and joy in (work-) life, including the ability to deal with setbacks

Teaching Methods:

  • Presentation of empirical research
  • Self reflection
  • Self-management techniques (e.g. Julius Kuhl, Daniel Kahneman, Gabriele Oettingen)
  • Mental exercises (e.g.: “activating inner resources”)

Technical requirements: Laptop/tablet with stable internet connection, microphone, webcam.

Information about the trainer:

Having been a single mom and a self-employed business consultant I was forced to take care of myself responsibly in order to be a good mother, a successful consultant and a happy human being.
Having learnt a lot about mental strength from private experience I studied scientific research about the issue with great interest. I enjoy the opportunity to design and deliver a course on the topic and to support PhD students to stay confident, strong and healthy during challenging times.

Kategorie: 
Auftaktseminar
Art der Veranstaltung: 
Kurs
Veranstalter: 
Graduate School Geschäftsstelle
Verantwortung für Veranstaltung: 
Hauptverantwortung
Durchführung/Format: 
Digital/Online
Maximale Teilnehmer*innenzahl: 
12
Sprache: 
EN
Umfang in Stunden: 
14
Trainer*in: 
Judith Bergner