Events

LSE De-Stress Fest
Thursday 28 April 2016
London School of Economics

  • Doctoral De-Stress: How to Write your PhD Thesis with Greater Ease (PhD Academy, 4th Floor LSE Library, 3:00 -4:00pm)
  • Eat Well, Stress Less: Combating Stress Through Nutrition (3rd Floor Meeting Room, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 5:00-6:00pm)

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Food for Thought: Combating Stress Through Nutrition
Tuesday 26 April 2016, 5:30-7:00pm
Merton College, University of Oxford

Do you struggle to sustain healthy eating habits during stressful periods? Do you feel too busy and overwhelmed to make healthy eating a priority? When you feel tired and drained of energy do you find yourself turning to unhealthy foods for a quick energy boost? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come along to this workshop and learn about the links between stress and nutrition. We will consider how dietary habits and stress impact the mind and body, discuss which foods are the most beneficial for managing stress, and explore techniques for eating well during stressful periods.

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Wolfson College Welfare Festival
Friday 4 March 2016
Wolfson College, University of Oxford

  • Managing Exam Stress with Mindfulness
  • Wellness While Writing Workshop

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LSE Staff Wellbeing Week: Mental Health and Wellbeing
Tuesday 1 March 2016, 1:00-2:00pm
London School of Economics

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Food for Thought: Nutrition for the Brain
Monday 1 February 2016, 5:00-6:00pm
London School of Economics
3rd Floor Meeting Room, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Do you have difficulty focusing? Do you feel tired and sluggish throughout the day? Come along to this workshop and learn how subtle changes to your diet can strengthen your memory, improve your concentration and increase your energy levels.

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Doctoral De-Stress: Coping with the Pressure of Writing a PhD Thesis
Monday 1 February 2016, 12:30-1:30pm
London School of Economics
LSE PhD Academy (4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building)

Do you spend more time worrying about your doctoral thesis than writing it? Do you feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to move forward? The experience of writing a PhD thesis can be both exhilarating and daunting, rewarding as well as frustrating. This workshop will teach you how to navigate through the process of writing your doctoral thesis with a greater sense of clarity, ease and enjoyment.

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Managing Exam Stress with Mindfulness
Monday 7 December 2015, 5:00pm
London School of Economics
3rd Floor Meeting Room, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

The exam stress workshop will allow participants to: (a) understand the ways in which stress manifests during exam periods, and (b) help cultivate a range of wellness tools and techniques to lessen the symptoms of exam stress. The workshop will explore the following themes:

  • How does stress impact our wellbeing? Explaining the relationship between the mind and the body.
  • Why are exams a common trigger for stress? Understanding the link between exams and stress, and the common pitfalls of exam preparation.
  • What wellness tools are available for lessening exam stress? Exploring the range of mind-centred and body-centred wellness tools and the connections between them.