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STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES IN RESEARCH

This workshop is specifically designed to provide PhD researchers with effective strategies for reducing anxiety and boosting confidence within the research process.  

Overview

This workshop offers a comprehensive exploration of how positive mind management strategies can enhance research practices. The programme is based on Dr. Ryan's own experience of managing stress as a PhD student. 

Dr. Catriona Ryan SFHEA will be the facilitator of the session.

 

Available on-campus or online as a 3-hour session or integrated into a Focused Academic Writing: Develop Clarity & Confidence 2/3-day writing retreat. 

Workshop Details 

This workshop emphasises the benefits of practising self-compassion for PhD researchers, enabling them to approach their doctoral journey with a positive mindset. The practice of self-compassion holds immense benefits within and around the PhD journey, helping to alleviate the pressures and self-criticism often associated with the demanding nature of the PhD process. 

 Practicing self-compassion throughout the PhD journey creates an environment of psychological safety and encourages a culture of empathy, understanding, and mutual support among PhD researchers, fostering a sense of belonging and community.

Focus is centred on: 

Self-care around the research process

Self-care within the research process

The programme includes: 

  • Group sharing about experiences with stress

  • Academic dissociation: reducing anxiety that causes academic writer's block or procrastination

  • Mindfulness & the body: using the body as a way to reduce stress and facilitate enhanced confidence around the research process

  • Non-research approaches to reducing anxiety

  • Mindfulness approaches to academic writing

  • Stress-reducing approaches to the research process

  • Mindfulness approaches to time-management and planning

Learning Outcomes

01.

Reducing anxiety around the research process

02.

Time-management techniques as a method to reduce anxiety

03.

Encourage and improve the practice of self- care within the research process

04.

The impact of mindfulness on academic writing and research practices

Get in touch

Contact

Dr Catriona Ryan

info@scriptorcube.com

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