Group programs and workshops

Current enrolled students at the 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.

 

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. 5 week program

You are registering to attend all 5 sessions.

Start the semester with a joint initiative between ANU Sport and the 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. 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.

Wednesdays 12.30pm-1.30pm on the following dates:

2 August: Intro and circuit - ANU Sports Dojo

9 August: Introduction to Mindfulness - Carol Beynon ANU Counsellor

16 August: Beginner Boxing - ANU Sports Dojo

23 August: Nutrition and Exercise - ANU Health Service Nurse

30 August: Yoga or Stretching Session - ANU Sports Dojo

The exercise sessions will be held at ANU Sport and facilitated by the staff there. Meet at the ANU Sport Centre DOJO Room upstairs in Blg 18. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a towel and drink bottle, and your completed pre exercise screening form.

Shoes will be removed on the DOJO Mats. The Introduction to Mindfulness session and Nutrition and Exercise sessions will be run at ASLC, Level 2, John Yencken Building 45.

Register online at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/healthy-body-healthy-mind-5-week-program-tickets-35500085712

 

 

 

Introduction to Mindfulness. 4 week program

You are registering to attend all 4 sessions.

This 4 week course will introduce you to mindfulness and some practices that can be used to help reduce the impacts of stress. Mindfulness means to deliberately pay attention to whatever you are doing, right now, with an open and non-striving attitude. With regular mindful practice you will become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiological changes. This allows more choice over how you respond to situations including those that cause stress. Wear comfortable warm clothing and shoes will be removed whilst on the DOJO Mats.

Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm the following dates:

10 August, 17 August, 24 August and 31 August

Presented by Moira Turnbull

Location: ANU Sports Centre Dojo - upstairs Building 18.

Note - Shoes will be removed whilst on the Dojo Mats.

Register online at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-mindfulness-4-week-program-tickets-35553681017

 

 

 

Procrastination and Motivation

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.

Thursday 21 September 12.30-1.30pm

Presented by Elizabeth Durbock

Location: Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Level 2, John Yencken Building 45.

Register online at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/procrastination-and-motivation-registration-35557418195

 

 

Work Well with Perfectionism

Perfectionism - the setting of high personal standards for performance - can be a helpful and adaptive trait that pushes us to strive for excellence in many areas of life. This is particularly true within the academic context, where these efforts are often encouraged and rewarded.  For some people, however, perfectionism can become unhelpful leading to impossibly high personal standards, intense focus on perceived shortcomings or mistakes, excessive time spent on negative self-evaluation and criticism, increased anxiety and distress, decreased concentration and procrastination. Both sides of perfectionism will be explored with a focus on strategies to foster adaptive perfectionism.

 

Monday 21 August 12.30-1.30pm

Presented by Jenn Gagnon

Location: Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Level 2, John Yencken Building 45.

Register online at Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/work-well-with-perfectionism-registration-35558047076

 

 

Social Success Group. 8 week program

You are registering to attend all 8 sessions.

Tuesdays 2.30pm- 4pm starting the 8th August. Remaining dates provided at registration

Presented by the ANU Psychology Clinic and the ANU Counselling Centre.

To register, please call the ANU Psychology Clinic on (02)61258498 to arrange to discuss the programs structure and content with the facilitator.

 

 

Stress and Anxiety Group. 4 week program

You are registering to attend all 4 sessions.

Thursdays 2.30-4pm on the following dates:

28 September, 5 October, 12 October, 19 October.

Presented by Bernadette Ellis-Raya

Location: ANU Counselling Centre Group Room.

To register, please call the ANU Counselling Centre (02)61252442 to arrange a 1 hour meeting time to discuss the programs structure and content with the facilitator.

 

 

Get Up & Go Walking

Want regular exercise, social contact and to contribute to ANU?

Get Up & Go Walking is a peer-support exercise program. You will be linked to a walking partner. Also, this semester, for the first time, we will be running a study to evaluate 'Get Up & Go'.

For more information and to participate find the GUAG link on our webpage

http://www.anu.edu.au/students/health-wellbeing/counselling/get-up-go-walking-program

 

 

 

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. http://mindfulness.weblogs.anu.edu.au/