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.
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.
3 November, 12:15–13:00: Coping with stress
What stress is and strategies on how to handle it.
17 November, 12:15–13:00: Get started! Why wait? How to avoid procrastination.
Do you find yourself putting off the inevitable? Have you ever finished a project just before deadline? Do you tell yourself “I’ll start tomorrow? ”. Join us for an online lunch seminar where we will explore procrastination in the context of academic studies and talk about tips, tricks, and useful advice to help you beat procrastination.
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.
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.
Check back around mid-October for more information on how to register for this seminar.
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.
Do you have problems with procrastination?
The Student Health Centre has started a procrastination group for international students. The group is intended for students who have difficulty organising, or repeatedly postpone, their studies. The purpose of the group is to work together to reduce procrastination and receive support in behavioural change.
The group meets every week on Thursdays 14:15–15:45. The meetings are conducted online (via Zoom) due to the current situation, until further notice.
For more information or to register, email Malin Kisro: malin [dot] kisro [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
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 1 (fully booked)
Dates: 29 September, 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 27 October, 3 November, and 12 January 2022 (Wednesdays)
Place: the course is held on Zoom
Dates: 9 November, 16 November, 23 November, 30 November, 7 December, 14 December, and 2 March 2022 (Tuesdays)
Place: the course is held on Zoom