Talking Tips

The ANU Counselling Centre is committed to ongoing development of resources to support students in engagement with their studies and general wellbeing. Over the coming months we will be developing our PDF resources into short audio clips - Talking Tips.  Click on the link below to hear one of our Counsellors provide more information; full transcripts are available in the Resources list on the right hand side of this page. All links will direct to an external website (soundcloud).

Talking Tips

Welcome to the Counselling Centre

How to Maintain a Healthy Balance in Life

Improve Your Sleep

Overcoming Procrastination

Managing Anxiety part 1

Managing Anxiety part 2

Managing Exam Anxiety



Introduction to Mindfulness Course

Welcome to our mindfulness course. Mindfulness refers to paying attention to the present moment with openness and curiosity. Mindfulness is increasingly being used to enhance wellbeing as well as academic engagement and performance. Research indicates that mindfulness has a myriad of positive effects. It has been found to decrease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression whilst improving general well-being, life satisfaction, physical health, interpersonal relationships, study and occupational success. Full transcripts of these Talking Tips will be available shortly.

These Talking Tips include an introduction to mindfulness as well as practices you can use to develop your mindfulness skills.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Accepting Emotion

Body Scan

Compassionate Friend

Leaves on a Stream

Loving Kindness, Giving and Receiving Compassion

We also have a Mindfulness Community of Practice group that meets weekly, click here for more information.  Additional audio practices can be accessed here.


Check back soon for more Talking Tips!