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Seminars and courses at the Student Health Centre

At the Student Health Centre, we host digital seminars and offer courses about different topics related to student health.

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Lunchtime seminars autumn 2021

Upcoming lunchtime seminars are listed below. They will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to you by email after you have signed up.

17 November, 12:15–13:00 (cancelled): Get started! Why wait? How to avoid procrastination.

This seminar has been cancelled.

8 December, 12:15–13:00: Feeling lonely

Most people feel lonely sometimes, for many different reasons. If loneliness is affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help. If you want to find out more about this, please join our lunch-seminar.

Sign up for the 'Feeling lonely' seminar at lu.se

Other seminars autumn 2021

18 November, 17:15–19:30: Winter blues – how to survive the darkness

A seminar on how the dark season affects our mood, with tips on how to make the situation easier and how to feel better.

Please fill in the web form below to register for the Winter Blues Seminar. Places are filled on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible, and no later than 14 November. The seminar is only open to current students at Lund University. 

Registration for the Winter Blues Seminar is now closed.

Courses

Stress management course (digital meetings via Zoom) 

A smaller group of students will meet three times to learn more about what stress is and how to handle it.

The course is based on CBT techniques and mindfulness.

If you sign up, you are expected to attend all three sessions.
The number of seats is limited, so if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible.

Dates: 4 October, 11 October and 18 October (Mondays)

Registration for the autumn 2021 stress management course is now closed.

Procrastination group

Do you have problems with procrastination?

The Procrastination Group is intended for international students who have difficulty organising, or repeatedly postpone, work related to their studies. The purpose of the group is to work together to reduce procrastination and receive support in behavioural change. The group has about 16 participants and operates throughout the academic year. Participation is free of charge. 

The group meetings take place on Thursdays at 14:15–15:45 (via Zoom). However, new members start 30 minutes earlier during their first four meetings, at 13:45. 

During this time, we go through the basics of procrastination psychology and the various tools for breaking a pattern of procrastination.

The group meetings for all members (including newcomers) start directly after the 30-minute introduction.

You can sign up to participate in the Procrastination Group at any time by completing our application form below. We will then contact you and let you know when the next introduction will start.

Register for the Procrastination Group via our web form on lu.se

Watch on YouTube: a seminar about procrastination held by the Student Health Centre

Metacognitive Group Therapy (MCGT)

Our Metacognitive Group Therapy is based on Adrian Wells’ Metacognitive Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (2009), which has led to demonstrably effective treatments for a number of different psychiatric problems.

This group treatment for worry and rumination is aimed at remedying repetitive negative thinking, which is theoretically understood as a transdiagnostic process underlying emotional disorders. Published research on treatments based on MCT show great promise and effect sizes are generally large, with participants showing significantly less engagement in worry and rumination as well as reduced anxiety and depression symptoms by the end of treatment (McEvoy, 2019; McEvoy et al., 2015; Thorslund et al., 2020).

Our treatment spans over six weeks, with weekly two-hour sessions as well as a follow-up (booster) after two months. The treatment is given in English, and both international and Swedish students are thus eligible to participate. Note that active participation during and in between sessions is a prerequisite. Moreover, you need an evaluation and referral from a clinician or counsellor at the Student Health Centre to be able to register.
 
Make an appointment with the Student Health Centre to get an evaluation

The treatment's group format does not involve explicit self-disclosure. The approach is structured and resembles that of a regular course. The emphasis will be on learning strategies for dealing with worry and rumination, rather than examining individual history or personal issues. By participating, you get the opportunity to gain a better understanding of your problems and adopt new strategies for dealing with them.

Course 2 (fully booked)

Dates: 9 November, 16 November, 23 November, 30 November, 7 December, 14 December, and 2 March 2022 (Tuesdays)
Time: 09:00–11:00
Place: the course is held on Zoom

Note that new course dates will be announced at the end of January, 2022.