Staying Calm and Full of Energy - Stress Competence for Doctoral Students

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Academic tasks and administration, tutoring and teaching, partner projects… and family first of all! You can feel the stress building up even while reading this. Being asked to do everything at once and straight away is an integral part of daily life in academia.


Thursday, December 09, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 8, 2021


Dr. Jan Stamm





Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas


Research, Research Management, Business and Organizations


8 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Stressors in academia
  • Mechanisms of stress emergence and consequences of stress
  • 3 Pillars of stress competence
  • Instrumental stress competence
  • Mental stress competence
  • Regenerative stress competence
  • Personal resources
  • Impulses for my personal stress management

Course Description

This workshop uses cognitive stress models to show how stress is triggered and the ways in which it can be reduced and avoided. We focus on the mental competence of identifying and changing those thoughts and beliefs which trigger and increase stress (i.e. perfectionism). We also reflect upon the regenerative competence of keeping tension low and energy high. And we discuss and test some relaxation techniques.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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