Group programs and workshops

Current enrolled students at ANU are eligible to register for the below programs and registration is via the Eventbrite links listed. All our programs are free but you will need to create a log-on with Eventbrite if you do not have one already. Please click the below Eventbrite links to register. Locations for the programs are detailed in each registration link - please note, not all locations are the same.

All programs are informed by the "Keys to Resilience" ANU research themes of connection, physical health, self-care and cognitive strategies research conducted in 2016.

 

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. 5 week program

NOTE: this program happens at the same time as Procrastination and Motivation. Please do not double book into both programs.

Start the New Year with an exciting joint initiative between ANU Sport and ANU Counselling Centre. The Healthy Body Healthy Mind Program will allow you to try different types of physical exercise, develop your knowledge of nutrition and an introduction to mindfulness. Research shows that the level of our physical activity can have a direct and very influential impact on our state of mind and how we handle our stresses. There is also strong evidence that practicing mindfulness improves both mental and physical health.

You are registering to attend all 5 sessions.

Wednesdays 12.30pm-1.30pm on the following dates:

1 March: Circuit - ANU Sports Centre

8 March: Introduction to Mindfulness - Carol Beynon ANU Counsellor

15 March: Beginner Boxing - ANU Sports Centre

22 March: Nutrition and Exercise - ANU Health Service Nurse

29 March: Yoga or Stretching Session - ANU Sports Centre

Exercise sessions - held at ANU Sports Centre. Check in at reception Building 19. Wear comfortable clothing, enclosed shoes, bring a towel and a drink bottle. The intro to mindfulness and nutrition sessions will be run at ANUSA. Upstairs Blg 17 Union Court.

Register online at Eventbrite.

 

 

Everyday Mindfulness. 4 week program

Mindfulness is the development of awareness, achieved through the regular practice of "paying attention to present moment experience with open curiosity and a willingness to be with what is" - Diana Winston, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Many studies demonstrate that practicing mindfulness causes healthy changes in the brain. By choosing to become mindful throughout the day, you can bring greater focus and awareness to whatever situation you find yourself in. This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of mindfulness.

Learning outcomes: Increased understanding of mindfulness practices and their benefits. Experience of a range of mindfulness exercises.

You are registering to attend all 4 sessions.

Thursdays 12pm-1pm on the following dates:

9 March, 16 March, 23 March, 30 March.

Presented by Moira Turnbull

Register online at Eventbrite.

 

 

Procrastination and Motivation

NOTE: this program happens at the same time as Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.

Please do not double book into both programs.

This group will focus on why people procrastinate or struggle with low motivation. It will provide a framework for tackling procrastination with specific evidence-based strategies for improving self-regulation, increasing motivation, supporting neuroplasticity (and hence learning), scheduling, reducing screen time, increasing green time and avoiding willpower depletion.

Wednesday 29 March 12pm-1pm

Presented by Elizabeth Durbock

Register online at Eventbrite.

 

 

Manage Stress Better

This workshop will provide tips on how to de-stress and some new ideas on managing the balance of work/life/study. Learning outcomes: Enhanced knowledge of what helps to manage stress; increased strategies for achieving a useful work/life/study balance.

Tuesday 9 May 12pm-1pm

Presented by Carol Beynon

Register online at Eventbrite.

 

 

Stress and Anxiety Group. 4 week program

You are registering to attend all 4 sessions.

Thursdays 12pm-1.30pm on the following dates:

27 April, 4 May, 11 May and 18 May

Presented by Lib O'Neill and Erin Slater

To register, please call ANU Counselling Centre (02)61252442 to arrange a time to meet with the facilitator.

Note: As material overlaps, you cannot attend the Stress and Anxiety Group as well as the Social Success Group

 

 

Social Success Group. 8 week program

You are registering to attend all 9 sessions.

(8 scheduled weeks with a follow up booster session)

Thursdays 2pm- 4pm starting the 9 March. Remaining dates provided at the registration appointment. Presented by ANU Psychology Clinic and ANU Counselling Centre.

To register, please call ANU Psychology Clinic on (02)61258498 to arrange a time to meet with the facilitator.

Note: As material overlaps, you cannot register to attend the Stress and Anxiety Group as well as the Social Success Group.

 

 

Get Up & Go Walking

Want regular exercise and social contact? Get Up & Go Walking is a peer-support exercise program. Students are encouraged to meet once a week for an hours walk on campus.

Registration is online via ANU Counselling Centre website.

 

 

Mindfulness Community of Practice. For ANU Staff and Postgraduate Students only

Come along to a facilitated mindfulness practice. Runs weekly and is open on a drop-in basis. For more information and to subscribe go to Mindfulness@ANU.