Workshops and Groups

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.

Workshops

At the LSE Student Counselling Service we run a number of one off workshops as we believe that sharing information and understanding how others cope can be an effective part of understanding and managing self-care with a range of problems students can face. 

We run a number of structured workshops. These focus on building new 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. Other workshops can also be found on the LSE LIFE courses page.

What's on this term?

Managing Anxiety - online workshop - 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 are currently available online. You’re welcome to sign up more than once but we ask you only book one at time.

There are a range of different times available so you can choose a session that suits you:

Thursday 5 May at 12pm

Wednesday 11 May at 2pm

Thursday 12 May at 12pm

Tuesday 17 May at 2pm

Wednesday 18 May at 11am

Tuesday 24 May at 2pm

Thursday 26 May at 12pm

Wednesday 8 June at 2pm

 Sign up for an online anxiety workshop 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

 Groups

At the LSE Student Counselling Service we run a number of short term groups, running for three consecutive weeks each. The groups are aimed at supporting you in developing new skills and coping techniques to allow you to get both the most from your academic studies and support you in enjoying your university experience. 

In our view, the short group experience can offer a space for participants to consider and try out using a range of different techniques that can help you manage yourself whilst at university in a calm shared environment. 

What's on this term?

Stress Management & Self Esteem 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. The upcoming sessions are 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 next group will run on 3 consecutive Thursdays starting on 5th May and you should attend all three sessions. 

Sign up for the in person group starting in May here!

Bereavement Group - sign up now

Have you lost someone in the last year or two or maybe longer ago?

Do you find it difficult to talk about this with others as they may not fully understand your experiences or your emotions?

Do you feel isolated in your grief, sadness, anger?

Maybe you haven’t given yourself the time to grieve or express your emotions regarding the losses you’ve gone through?

This workshop will provide a safe space with an experienced LSE Counsellor to talk and share. We will also look at good self-care, self-compassion, what can help us manage our emotions.

This group will be online on Monday 9th May 2022.

Sign up now

 

Self Esteem Group - now closed

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 Mondays starting on 21st February and you should attend all three sessions. 

Sign up here!

 

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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Telephone

Telephone +44 (0) 20 7852 3627

Address

Student Counselling Service, 4th Floor, Fawcett House (FAW), Clements Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ