Workshops

by the Student Counselling Service

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties.

At the LSE Student Counselling Service we run a number of workshops as we believe that working in groups can be an effective way of helping with a range of problems.  

Being part of a group, sharing and tackling issues with others in a similar situation, can often be a highly effective way to address common difficulties. We run a number of one off structured workshops for students. These focus on building skills and helping to support students manage the various demands of university life.

Workshops are run throughout the year so keep an eye on this page for updates. We're also offering a range of workshops in conjunction with MIND as part of our Mentally Healthy Universities programme. Other workshops can also be found on the LSE LIFE courses page.

What's on this term?

Managing Anxiety - sign up now!


We're running weekly workshops offering an overview and understanding of what anxiety is, and a focus on practical techniques to help manage anxiety.

Workshops are interactive and will be available online and in person. You’re welcome to sign up more than once but we ask you only book one at time. 

Sign up here

  

Self Esteem Group - sign up now!

Do you feel unconfident most of the time? Do you feel inferior to your peers? Do you doubt and criticize yourself a lot? Do you feel you’re not good enough? Do you find it difficult to relax especially in social situations?

If so, attending this online group run by the LSE Student Counselling Service can help you.

 The group will offer opportunities to:

  •  develop new coping strategies and tools to manage social anxiety

  • look at ways of raising your self-esteem and enabling you to feel better about yourself

  • look at ways of becoming more assertive

  • challenge negative and self-critical thinking patterns

  • look at ways of developing a positive self-concept

  • explore ways of having a better and more respectful relationship with yourself

  • look at improving your self–care

  • learn relaxation techniques

The group will run on 3 consecutive Thursdays starting on 11th November and you should attend all three sessions. 

Sign up here

Stress Management Group - sign up now!

Are you experiencing anxiety, stress or panic attacks? Are you finding it difficult to concentrate? Do you procrastinate? Do you feel you’re not good enough? Do you find it hard to say ‘No’ to people? Are you feeling anxious about essays and exams?

If so, attending this group run by the Student Counselling Service can help you. Sessions are available online and in person

 The course will offer opportunities to:

  •  develop new coping strategies and tools to manage your anxiety and stress

  • explore anxieties and concerns, including about exams and essays

  • challenge negative and counter-productive thinking patterns

  • look at ways of developing a positive attitude

  • explore issues of self-esteem and confidence

  • look at improving your relationship with yourself and good self–care

  • learn relaxation and assertiveness techniques   

The in person group will run on 3 consecutive Wednesdays starting on 10th November and you should attend all three sessions. 

The online group will run on 3 consecutive Mondays starting on 22nd November and you should attend all three sessions. 

Sign up here 

Past Workshops

 

 Coping with uncertainty, loss and change

This one-off workshop is scheduled for Lent Term and April. Please watch this page for further updates.

It will address common difficulties including feeling anxious, overwhelmed or isolated as a result of the pandemic, together with the challenges of coping with loss as well as future uncertainties. 

The workshop will examine these issues, and offer practical support on how best to manage these challenges. 

If you would like to join the workshop please sign up here


Exam Stress Workshop

This one-off workshop will be repeated during Summer Term. It is run by a member of the team and is open to all LSE students. 

The workshop will look at techniques for managing exam stress, covering both the run up to exams, as well as advice for how to manage on the day. It will look at common difficulties and offer a range of solutions to help with anxiety and stress about exams.

If you would like to join the workshop please sign up here. You’re welcome to sign up for as many of these sessions as you wish.

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Master’s Dissertation:

Address procrastination while doing your dissertation.
For .pdf of the Perfectionism PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Say Hello To Constructive Perfectionism - Top Tips
This workshop looks at common difficulties with excess perfectionism, and will cover a wide range of practical approaches to help you manage your studies. It will include a look at common myths and how to overcome self-defeating thinking errors. 
Workshop Handout

Exams Workshop - Revise and De-Stress
This workshop has tips for revision and preparing for exams, as well as many stress management techniques. 
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

How to manage your time effectively
This course will identify strategies for better time management. The course will also examine psychological issues and explore common difficulties with perfectionism and procrastination.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

How to Present with Skill and Confidence
This workshop looks at a wide range of practical confidence-building measures to help students give presentations, including positive self talk, good vocal technique and tips for managing anxiety and stress.
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

Interview Nerves
A joint presentation with LSE Careers Service, offering practical techniques to relieve our interview nerves. This workshop will include a focus on effective preparation, useful presentation techniques, and advice on non-verbal communication.
Workshop PowerPoint

Mindfulness and Stress Management

This workshop will look at the use of mindfulness as an excellent way of managing stress. Mindfulness is a type of relaxation exercise which can help reduce the amount of time you spend worrying about things. The workshop will look at how you  can combine this with other practical techniques to reduce stress, and better manage the pressures of being a student.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

Overcome perfectionism
This workshop looks at common difficulties with excess perfectionism, and will cover a wide range of practical approaches to help you manage your studies. It will include a look at common myths and how to overcome self-defeating thinking errors. 
Workshop Handout

Overcome procrastination
This will look at the difficulties with procrastination, examining the negative thoughts and behaviours that inhibit students from being able to work. The workshop will examine a range of techniques and practical tips to help you.
Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
Questionaire
See also the iProcrastinate podcast series.

Public Speaking - managing your anxiety
Speaking in public can raise anxiety and for some, avoidance seems to be the only solution.  However in this workshop with Mike Bryant from the Student Counselling Service, we will look at anxiety, helping us to understand its function and how to manage and use it to your advantage.  Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to join this workshop.

Sleep Well
This workshop will look at a range of difficulties associated with sleep. It will increase your understanding of the process of sleep and explore strategies and ideas about how you might work towards achieving better sleep.  

Time Management
Identify useful strategies for better time management. Examine psychological issues. Explore common difficulties with perfectionism and procrastination.
Workshop PowerPoint Slides

 

Got an idea for a workshop?

If there is any issue you would like to see a workshop on which is not included on the list, do let us know. We are always keen to hear suggestions from students about what might be useful - just drop us an email!

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