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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.

In-person Workshop

Thursday, June 27, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Dr. Jan Stamm




Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47*

Target Group

Doctoral students 


Research, Research Management, Business and Organizations


8 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

* The premises are not barrier-free. Please contact the Bonn Graduate Center if you need assistance.

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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.


  • 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


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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