High work demands, fixed-term contracts, threatening environmental and future scenarios, dependence on supervisors or superiors, family planning that is about to begin or has already begun, social isolation - young scientists are exposed to a variety of stressors. Even if the pressures are objectively the same, the stress is experienced differently from person to person. So, why do some people cope better with stress than others? Can resilience be learned? In addition to these questions, this group measure looks at the effects of stress on physical and mental health and shows practical ways of promoting resilience and coping with stress.
The actual design of the support measure depends on the needs of the participants.
- Understand how stress develops and how resilience develops
- Learn about and try out stress management strategies
- Identify stressors in everyday scientific life
- Know the effects of stress on health
- Become aware of one's own limits
- Identify and strengthen own resources
- Acquire peer learning techniques to support each other
- Know when and where to look for professional support
Theoretical input, exchange in the plenum, small group exercises, individual exercises, reflection, peer feedback, relaxation techniques, simulations, if desired chat group for blended learning measures
PhD students and postdocs
Max. 12 participants
2 days or as group coaching over several weeks