Online group offer "Confidently mastering exams"
28.11.2022 - 30.01.2023, every Monday 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Exams are a very stressful topic for some students. While excitement and stress are normal during exam time, some students experience the following in connection with exams: Just thinking about the exam makes your heart race, you breathe faster, you start to sweat, and you may have stomach/intestinal problems. Concentration becomes much more difficult and possibly sleep problems are also a factor. Just thinking about the exam can trigger thoughts and feelings of failure. In this way, preparation for the exam is naturally already very difficult. Before the exam itself, however, the tension reaches a maximum for many students and they can no longer recall their knowledge well. If you feel like this or similar, you could benefit from our group offer: In eight sessions we will discuss what test anxiety is, how it arises, what successful test preparation can look like, and what can be done to counteract catastrophizing thoughts and expectations. Concrete strategies for the day of the exam will also be discussed.
Direction: Sigrid Renner, Psychological Psychotherapist
Group size: maximum 8 students
Dates: 8 dates, each Monday 4:00-5:30 pm in the period 28.11.2022 - 30.01.2023 (in the lecture-free period 24.12.2022 - 06.01.2023 there are no dates).
Room: The course will take place online via the platform "BigBlueButton". You will receive an access link via email one week before the course starts.
Cost: 36 euros (reduction possible in case of difficult financial situation).
Registration: By telephone at the secretary's office of the Psychological Counseling Center in Erlangen: +49 9131/ 8002-750, Monday - Friday 08:30 am - 12:00 pm (you are also welcome to leave a message on the answering machine and provide your contact information). The registration is binding.
Group offer "Mastering social situations more confidently"
27.10.2022 - 15.12.2022, Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm.
As social beings, we need communication and relationships with others to fulfill our needs. It gets tricky for our self-worth when contact with others proves to be difficult and not purposeful in repeated ways. This can affect the following situations in everyday life: If you want to
- enforce justified demands
- express feelings in (important) relationships and understand the other person
- create sympathy with another persons
If you avoid such situations out of fear or only end them with nervousness and often unsatisfactory results, and if you get caught up in behavioral and thought patterns, you could benefit from the course. In seven sessions we look at possible reasons for insecurity in social situations, work out characteristics of self-confident behavior and distinguish these from aggressive behavior. In the group, we tackle the modification of possible catastrophizing thoughts and expectations and learn concrete strategies for everyday life.
Since the work is behavioral and practice-oriented with role plays and video feedback, participation in the course requires the willingness to do so.
Course leader: Beate Henneberg, Psychological Psychotherapist
Group size: max. 8 students
Dates: 7 dates, every Thursday 16:00 - 17:30 in the period from 27.10.2022 - 15.12.2022 (there will be no date on 10.11.22).
Room: Meeting room, 2nd floor, House Of Students Insel Schütt at Andreij-Sacharow-Platz 1 in 90403 Nuremberg (the room number will be communicated to the participants shortly before by email).
General conditions: The group offer is planned in presence. The current infection control regulations apply.
Costs: 31 Euro (reduction possible in case of difficult financial situation) (billing will be done by the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg)
If you have any questions about the course, please contact Ms Beate Henneberg during open office hours on Thursdays from 11am -12pm at +49 9131- 8002 756.
Course: Mindful through everyday life
At the end of this semester, Patricia Siegert will guide you in various exercises from the field of mindfulness and meditation, which you can integrate into your everyday student life without much effort. Especially when (off) times are needed for yourself to regain strength, energy and inner balance.
Mindfulness is a perception technique that focuses on the present moment: Observing without valuing is the credo here. The main focus is on consciously experiencing a moment outside with the help of the five senses as well as on the perception of your own body, your own feelings and sensations (your inner world).
The course gives you the opportunity to deal more intensively with these observation processes and invites you to train your own mindfulness by means of various methods and to contribute to strengthening self-regulation and your own resilience.
Course leader: Patricia Siegert - Communication Psychologist of the Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dates: 7 units, Thursdays
12.01.2023, 19.01.2023, 26.01.2023, 02.02.2023, 09.02.2022, 16.02.2023, 02.03.2023
Group size: min. 5 TN, max. 20 TN
Times: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: 21,-€ (The fee will be charged by the Psychological Counseling Service of the Studentenwerk Erlangen/Nürnberg)
Room: Online via Big Blue Button. You will receive an access link by mail one week before the course starts, which can then be used again for each lesson.
Registration: As of now by phone at the secretary's office of the Psychological Counseling Service of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg, Tel: (+49 9131) 8002-750
Monday - Thursday 08:30 am - 12:00 pm (you are also welcome to leave a message on the answering machine and provide your contact details) until 31.12.2022 at the latest. The registrations are binding.
The course will take place in any case, regardless of the corona regulations in force at the time.
Material: It would be good if you find a place where you can sit back and relax. If you like it warm and cozy, you can also have a blanket ready. Comfortable clothes, cozy light, etc. are also possible (just as you feel comfortable).
Course: Becoming active for your own mental satisfaction
Do you feel less capable or listless? Do you feel depressed or have you already experienced mood slumps during the last winters? Are you "overthinking" everything or have you lost your bearings? Perhaps you would like to seize the opportunity and start the coming semester with new stimuli and contacts!
In this group offering, you can learn to deal with unpleasant thoughts and feelings differently, pay attention to your own needs, and get into positive activity. And you can find orientation through the alignment with your own values and the exchange with people who feel the same way.
Course leader: David Zeiß, Psychologist M.Sc.
Group size: max. 8 students
Dates: 5 dates, Wednesdays 15:00 - 16:30 in the period from 2/11/2022 - 30/11/2022 (there will be no date on 26/10/22).
Room: conference room, 3rd floor, Studentenhaus am Langemarckplatz 4 in 91054 Erlangen (a change at short notice is possible).
Framework: The group offer is planned in presence. Depending on current regulations, masks may be required.
Costs: 22 Euro (reduction possible in case of difficult financial situation) (billing will be done by the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Registration: By phone at the secretary's office of the Psychological Counseling Center of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg Tel: (09131) 8002-750 Monday - Thursday 08:30 am - 12:00 pm (Feel free to leave a message on the answering machine and give your contact information) until 28.10.2022 at the latest.
Group offer for Ukrainian students in our university area
The Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg invites Ukrainian students to talk about their own fears and worries, e.g. about family members and friends in their home country, or other psychological burdens in connection with the political situation in Ukraine. Because: "Together you are less alone". In the group, students can give each other sympathy and strength and thus support each other during this difficult time.
They will be professionally accompanied by the psychologist David Zeiß as well as the communication psychologist Patricia Siegert, who will give inputs on the topic of fear and worry and the feelings of powerlessness that can arise as well as offer exercises to strengthen one's own resources and self-efficacy.
It is worth bringing: Openness to the group growing together, a little courage to get involved, and a willingness to try a strategy or two for dealing with the current crisis situation.
Patricia Siegert - communication psychologist of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg
David Zeiß - Psychologist of the Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dates: the group is offered as needed. Please register at the telephone consultation hour for Ukrainian students (Friday 2-3pm Phone: 09131 / 80 02 710
Counseling is also available in English)
Group size: max. 15 participants
Times: by arrangement
Costs: no costs
Room: by arrangement
Registration: by telephone at the secretary's office of the Psychological Counseling Service
Phone: (09131) 8002-750 Monday - Friday 08:30 am - 12:00 pm
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