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Staying Calm and Full of Energy. Stress Competence for PhD Candidates

September 05, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. till 05:00 p.m., room Pegasus (0.003), Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn

Course content

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. This workshop uses cognitive stress models to show how stress is triggered and the ways in which this can be reduced and avoided. The scope of the workshop does not only include your individual challenges, but also covers the following aspects: identifying and using resources, managing and reducing stress, changing your perception and optimizing your time management accordingly.

  • 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

Target group

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.
"Promotion Plus"
8 units are applicable for this course within the „Promotion plus“ certificate.
Modul 2: Developing Competences
Course instructor
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 08.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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