Group programs and workshops

Current enrolled students at ANU are eligible to register for the below programs and registration is via the links listed. All our programs are free. Locations for the programs are detailed in each registration link - please note, not all locations are the same.

 

Suicide Prevention

This workshop will focus the key issues of suicide prevention with an aim to helping people access timely and appropriate professional help. The workshop will include information and myths around suicide, practical ways to support others and professional services available in the local community. There will be time made available for questions to assist in understanding the complexity and individual circumstances of suicide prevention.

Presented by Andrew Staniforth and Jenn Gagnon

1 Session - Date and location TBC.

Register Interest Here - all registrants will be updated once date and venue have been set.

Deepening your Social Connections

You are registering to attend all 4 sessions.

Did you know that positive social connections improve our health, well-being & longevity? This short 4 week course will tackle some of the barriers to meaningful connections, and provide practical ways to improve your social network and feelings of connectedness. You will have a chance to meet new people and have conversations with other students during the sessions. You may even leave with some new friends! Please register for each session so we have an idea of expected numbers.

4 sessions, Tuesdays 11:00am-12.0pm (30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August)

Location:  Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Michelle Linmore

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

 

Managing the Inner Critic

The Inner Critic is that inner voice that evaluates every aspect of your performance in study, sport, music and theatre performance, relationships, career and progress in life.

This experiential program aims to assist you to:

  •  uncover your inner critic safely and discreetly
  •  acknowledge how the inner critic has assisted you in the past and can continue to assist you
  •  recognise which aspects of your inner critic have reached their 'use-by' date
  •  reduce the loudness of the critical inner voice at critical times (e.g. class presentations, interviews)
  •  learn tools, techniques, processes and strategies that you can continue to use

3 sessions, Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:30pm (22 August, 29 August, 5 September)

Location:  Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Mark Gleeson

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

Relationships Workshop

This workshop will explore some of the science about romantic love, common patterns of negative interaction, and ways to improve relationships.  It will aim to provide some practical skills and insights that you can use to navigate tough times in a romantic relationship.

 

1 session, Friday 23 August 2:00pm-3.30pm

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Michelle Linmore

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

 

Everyday Mindfulness

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-judgemental 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 note shoes may be removed.

A commitment to all four sessions is required. Please check your calendars to ensure you are available for all sessions. There are limited numbers available for this group so please register early.

4 sessions

Wednesday 7 August 11am-12pm

Thursday 15 August 10am - 11am

Thursday 22 August 10am - 11am

Wednesday 28 August 11am - 12pm

Venue : Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Amanda Morrison

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

Stress and Anxiety Group.

 You are registering to attend all 4 sessions.

To register, please call ANU Counselling Centre (02) 6125 2442 to arrange a 1 hour meeting time to discuss the programs structure and content with the facilitator.

4 sessions, Tuesdays 10am-11.30am (24 September, 1 October, 8 October, 15 October)

Location:  Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Libby O'Neill

 

Wrangling Exam Anxiety

This group will teach you how to recognise useful anxiety and how to "wrangle" the unhelpful, so you call allow for your reasonable best performance during an exam.

1 Session -Thursday 17 October 2pm-3pm

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Carol Beynon.

Register Here.

 

Healthy Sleep and Dreams Workshop

Would you like to improve your sleep and remember your dreams?

Learn some techniques to assist you to:

  • Get to sleep with more consistency
  • Maintain sleep throughout the night
  • Clear concerns and worries before bedtime
  • Utilize neurologically based movement exercises to deepen rest
  • Use your dreams to enhance well-being

1 Session

Tuesday 30 July 2pm-3pm

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Presented by Mark Gleeson.

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

Procrastination and Motivation - 2 Part Program  

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.

You are registering to attend both sessions

Fridays 10am-11am (9 August, 23 August)

Presented by Liz Durbock

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

 

Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance Skills group

This 4 week course will introduce you to Distress Tolerance Skills that can be used to help reduce the impacts of stress, and help you stay skilful in times of distress. The skills taught are based on the behavioural based therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. These skills can help manage strong emotions and can prevent you from being impulsive, which can result in some short term solutions which are destructive or harmful to yourself or others. These skills will enable you to tolerate distress in order to help you to be more effective in the long term.  

A commitment to all four sessions is required for maximum benefit. This is a skills based group and as such participation in exercises to practice these skills during the group session is required. Please check your calendars to ensure you are available for all sessions. Please wear comfortable warm clothing and note shoes may be removed.

It is recommended that participants also attend Every Day Mindfulness held during the first half of the semester as these skills complement and are used in conjunction with Distress Tolerance skills to be most effective in tolerating distress. There are limited numbers available for this group so please register early. If you have any queries regarding this program before registering please contact Amanda Morrison or Erin Slater at ANU Counselling.

You are registering to attend allsessions

4 sessions, Tuesdays 2pm-3.30pm (17 September, 24 September, 1 October, 8 October)

Presented by Amanda Morrison and Erin Slater

Location: ANU Counselling - Health and Wellbeing Building, Level 3, Building 156 (Note this location has been changed since initial promotion)

Registrations are now closed. Please check back in early 2020 for Semester 1 schedule.

 

Enhancing Personal Performance   

(for postgraduate students only)

This three session experiential group workshop aims to assist post-graduate students to enhance their performance with less stress, less strain and less effort. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to try a range of psychologically based strategies, techniques and processes used by elite performers in Music, Sport and Theatre Arts.

Strategies, techniques and processes in the program will enable participants to:

  1. Clarify and let go of attitudes related to poor performance
  2. Develop an individual starting and maintaining focus procedure
  3. Utilise a personal relaxation and performance rehearsal technique
  4. Better understand their own resistance to performing at a higher level

Create an individually balanced approach to academic and other life activities with less stress and less guilt.

You are registering to attend all sessions

Wednesdays 10am-11am (25 September, 2 October, 9 October)

Presented by Mark Gleeson

Location: Psychology Teaching Room 2.01, Level 2, Peter Baume Blg 42a

Register Here.

 

Get Up & Go

Want regular exercise, social contact and to contribute to ANU? Get Up & Go is a peer-support exercise program. You will be linked to a walking partner. For more information and to participate click here.

 

Mindfulness Community of Practice - for ANU Staff and Students

Come along to a facilitated mindfulness practice. The group runs on a drop-in basis and is open to all staff and students with an interest in mindfulness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion to sit or lean on. If you require a chair contact us to organise. Shoes will be off in the dojo room. For information and to subscribe go to Mindfulness@ANU. This group assumes some prior understanding of and/or experience in the practice of mindfulness. Weekly during Semester on Thursdays 12.30 - 1pm

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