Towards better wellbeing and studying -course during Autumn 2022

Would you like to improve your student well-being in a meaningful way by utilizing peer support? The purpose of the course Towards better studying (3 credits) is to learn to identify factors related to well-being and studying, and to develop your ability to use various tools to support your wellbeing and enhance your studying. It is open to all Aalto bachelor, master and doctoral students.
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This course, developed and implemented at Helsinki University, will be organised at Aalto in cooperation with SCI, Aalto study psychologists and instructors. The course materials are available in both Finnish and English, and you can choose whether to participate in a Finnish- or English-speaking small group. The language of the joint start meeting (on Zoom) is English. 
The course is based on researched methods of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and its central themes include e.g. practising self-compassion and relaxation as well as recognizing one's own patterns of thinking. The goal of the course is to support coping, well-being and succeeding in studies, and yet it is not a therapeutic group and is therefore not necessarily suitable for students currently experiencing very challenging life situations. The course is completed entirely online, as guided online work, and it progresses weekly. Each week includes online individual exercises and group meetings on a channel agreed by the group itself. Group work is a central part of the course. In the course, you practice giving and receiving encouraging feedback, as well as drawing up joint schedules and committing to them. 
Please note that participation in the course requires the submission of the preliminary assignment in the given schedule. The course is assessed on a pass/fail scale and its completion requires completing weekly assignments and participating in small group work in the given schedule. 
The course will be organized twice in autumn 2022 (in the 1st and 2nd period). You can find the course in Sisu by searching for it under the name "Towards better wellbeing and studying" or with the course code CS-EV0004. Read the course schedule and other instructions carefully! Add the course to your HOPS in Sisu and register by August 29th, 2022 (post-registration for the 1st period course at 10 a.m. on September 5, and until 10 a.m. for the 2nd period course on October 24th). When registering, choose one of the available groups according to your preferred language (Finnish/English) and the level of your studies (Bachelor, Master or PhD student). 
The teacher in charge of the course is Anni Rytkönen (anni.rytkonen(a), and Aalto study psychologists (psychologist(a) as well as guidance counselors are also involved in organizing the course. 

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