Universit├Ąt Wien FIND

980043 TS Well-Being in Academia (2022W)

0.00 ECTS (1.50 SWS), DoktorandInnenzentrum-Kursangebot
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 17 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This workshop is planned to be held on site. If this is not possible due to COVID, you will receive further information at the time of assignment.

Monday 21.11. 09:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Berggasse 7 EG
Tuesday 22.11. 09:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Berggasse 7 EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Doctoral candidates represent a diverse group of people, and the sources of stress that we face and the coping mechanisms we use, vary greatly. However, a repertoire of counterproductive cognitive strategies, habits, and lifestyle choices (or sacrifices!) represent a common underlying theme. Self-sabotaging thought processes, poor coping strategies, and little work-life balance render many of us susceptible to burnout and a raft of mental health issues.

This workshop provides students with tools to increase their resilience to stress, anxiety and burnout, and to enhance their overall well-being. We explore:

- The self-critical inner voices that sabotage their motivation and enjoyment for their work;
- How mindset can help or hinder day-to-day life and future career prospects;
- How certain maladaptive coping strategies (e.g. procrastination and avoidance) maintain these self-sabotaging thought and behaviour cycles.
- How to reshape thinking and behaviour patterns to work for them in pursuit of their goals.

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Last modified: Fr 11.11.2022 10:10