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Here you'll find information on our courses (groups, workshops and MyCourses-services) in English. If you are looking for Finnish workshops and materials click "Suomeksi".


Workshops:

  Climate change and emotions – Workshops for Aalto students

Ilmastonmuutos ja tunteet // Climate change and emotions – Workshops for Aalto students

This 2-hour group workshop is specifically aimed for students. We will focus on emotions and thoughts and how to live with them. Are there ways to maintain your own balance and resilience whilst trying to cope with a constant stream of bad news and a feeling that so much more needs to be done? Together, we will create a safe place for sharing thoughts, connecting with others and finding our own ways face the emotions caused by the climate threat. The workshop consists of group discussions on specific themes as well as practical tips.

However, we will not be teaching one another how to live in an eco-friendly way or argue what actions should be taken to solve climate change. This means you can join the workshop without fear of judgement, no matter what your personal views or actions concerning these issues are, as long as you remain nonjudgmental towards others as well.

The workshop is led by study psychologist Sanni Saarimäki and Aalto chaplain Anu Morikawa.

This same workshop is organized twice, first in English (Wed 24.4.2019, 16.00-18.00 - ENGLISH) and then in Finnish (Wed 8.5.2019, 16.00-18.00 - SUOMEKSI). Address: Otakaari 1.

Sign up by e-mail (sanni.saarimaki@aalto.fi) and let us know if you are taking part in English or Finnish workshop. Deadline for sign-up: at latest, a week before the specific workshop.


 Mindful Tools for Stress Management, Spring 2019

Mindful Tools For Stress Management

The next workshop will begin on Feb 25th 2019! 

Feeling stressed or anxious? Come and get new ideas how to boost your wellness.  During the workshop we learn how to

  • be here and now
  • observe our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations more clearly
  • be more self-compassionate
  • reduce stress

When  facing difficulties we many times try not to notice them. Handling stress becomes easier when we approach difficulties rather avoiding them and learn to recognize when we start to feel stressed or worried. With practice it is possible to become less reactive and more free with our responses to the stressful situation.

Mindfulness is a state of open attention on the present. It’s living here and now. Mindfulness involves nonjudgmental conscious awareness of one’s feelings, thoughts and surroundings. Our mind often wanders to the past or to the future. Mindfulness skills will help you to focus on the present moment. 

The workshop consists of five sessions. We do different kind of mindfulness practices and have short discussions. The aim is that the participants make mindfulness practices daily routines for themselves. You need to reserve 30 min for practices daily during the whole workshop.


We have five sessions on Mondays 14:00-16:00 hrs from February 25th to March 25th, class room Majakka (M140), Otakaari 1.

Sign up by e-mail opintopsykologi@aalto.fi

The workshop is held by psychologists Merita Petäjä and Minna Nevala.


MyCourses-materials for self-study:


 Self-Study Material: Mindful Tools for Stress Management

Feeling stressed or anxious? The self-study material will help you to learn how to

  • be here and now
  • observe our thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations more clearly
  • be more self-compassionate
  • reduce stress

When  facing difficulties we many times try not to notice them. Handling stress becomes easier when we approach difficulties rather avoiding them and learn to recognize when we start to feel stressed or worried. With practice it is possible to become less reactive and more free with our responses to the stressful situation.

Mindfulness is a state of open attention on the present. It’s living here and now. Mindfulness involves nonjudgmental conscious awareness of one’s feelings, thoughts and surroundings. Our mind often wanders to the past or to the future. Mindfulness skills will help you to focus on the present moment.

You'll find the material in MyCourses https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=23144


 Self-Study Material: Career Planning Exercices

Career Planning Exercises

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=19069

Objective

This self-help material is designed to help you to process the key elements of career planning individually. 

Instructions

The sequence of exercises is numbered. You can do them in the same order or you can choose only the ones that appeal to you most and seem to help you. Having completed an exercise, reflect the results. What do the results of that reflection add to your self-awareness, your current thinking and goals of a good future as an individual and as a member of a society? How can you use the results? What will you do next?

How to get started

  1. Log in to MyCourses with your Aalto user account
  2. Enroll for the workspace by following these instructions.


 Self-Study Material: Time-management
Time Management Self-study materials coming soon in English.