Study Without Stress

Study Without Stress

Study Without Stress (SWoS) is a program for students in grades 10 to 12 that equips them with knowledge and practical tips on how to approach and overcome the stress associated with heavy workload and exams in the final years of high school. Students are encouraged to participate in the program before stress has reached a severe level, however the program can be beneficial at any time. The program uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques to help participants get the most out of their final years at school whilst keeping stress to a manageable level and covers the following topics.

  • Understanding stress (including causes, symptoms and the role of the stress response)
  • Goal setting
  • Managing expectations and beliefs about exams
  • Creating effective timetables
  • Learning how thoughts can affect performance
  • Challenging negative or unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Understanding perfectionism
  • Understanding procrastination
  • Tips to deal with work avoidance
  • Building good study habits
  • Procedures for problem solving
  • Exam preparation

I'm a parent and would like my teenager to participate in the program 

The Centre for Emotional Health Clinic, located at Macquarie University North Ryde, runs the 8 week program for individuals. For more information about our private treatment options and how to access the Study Without Stress program, please contact ehc.admin@mq.edu.au or phone 02 9850 8711

We are also offering a 2 hour workshop, during the July 2018 school holidays, which covers some of the key tips and strategies to overcome study stress. Participants will learn:

  • Why and how the body reacts to stress
  • How unhelpful thinking, perfectionism and procrastination may be sabotaging
  • The importance of social and physical pursuits to maintain balance

Register interest for the July 2018 workshop and we will contact you with details when enrolments are open.

I'm a mental health professional and would like to run the program

If you're a mental health professional working in a private, school or community setting, the program is available for sale through the Centre for Emotional Health webshop.

You can run the program with groups or individuals.The facilitator manual includes two alternate presentation formats (8 sessions of 1 hour, or 6 sessions of 1.5 hours) so that facilitators can choose a format that best suits their needs.

Those wishing to run the program should have a thorough understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy.

For more information please contact barb.corapi@mq.edu.au

2 hour workshop on Study Without Stress available to schools

The Centre for Emotional Health can provide a 2-hour workshop for your students at your school. The workshop is interactive and participants will learn:

  • Why and how the body reacts to stress
  • How unhelpful thinking, perfectionism and procrastination may be sabotaging
  • The importance of social and physical pursuits to maintain balance

By the end of the workshop, students will have the tools to:

  • Change the way they view school and exam stress
  • Tips to deal with work avoidance and unrealistic expectations
  • Tips for tackling exam anxiety

For more information please contact barb.corapi@mq.edu.au

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