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Spotlight training series - Mental training for international and local students in English language



  • Stress management
  • Overcoming fears
  • finding groups and contacts
  • settling in at the Bergakademie Freiberg

Target Group

  • International and local students
  • recurring and binding participation in all 6 workshops is recommended


  • Current burdens and stressors
  • Resilience and Social support
  • Personal challenges and resources
  • Change of perspective (influence of upbringing, cultural background, evaluation)
  • Coping strategies/methods to build selfefficacy, optimism, confidence, mindfulness
  • Peer group (what is it?; advantages, possibilities, areas of application)
  • Forming and testing different peer groups

Training goal

The challenges and obstacles international students faces on a daily basis — especially in times of a pandemic — can be stressful. Undue amounts of stress reduce one’s ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. In order to improve your stress management abilities the TU BAF in cooperation with the health insurance company Techniker Krankenkasse would like to invite you to participate in a free online mental health training series which is tailored to the specific situation and requirements of international students. The seminar offers ideas and skills to develop your personal strategy to cope with stress.

Course Design

  • The course consists of six consecutive weekly 1,5 hour training sessions.
  • Short theoretical overviews combined with self-reflexion techniques, group work and practical exercises.
  • No limitation of participants due to online format of Zoom

Curriculum & Dates

(Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm via Zoom)


Session 1 | 03.05.2022

Stress and its effects

  • Introduction
  • personal stressors/challenges and resources

Handout Session #1healthy mind Session 1

Session 2 | 10.05.2022

Mental stress competence

  • stress as a result of how we assess it
  • stress-intensifying thoughts /positive affirmations

Handout Session #2

Relaxation audio files healthy mind Session 2 - Handout

Session 3 | 17.05.2022

Protect yourself from stress

  • understanding personal stress patterns
  • individual coping strategies
Handout Session #3healthy mind Session 3 - Handout

Session 4

24.05.2022 | Peergroup Meeting

  • Resilience and Social support
  • Building and testing a peer group method

Handout Session #4healthy mind Session 4 - Handout

Session 5 | 31.05.2022

Instrumental stress competence

  • time- & selfmanagement
  • micro-breaks
Handout Session #5healthy mind Session 5 - Handout

Session 6 | 07.06.2022

Regenerative stress competence

  • Enjoyment
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
Handout Session #6healthy mind Session 6 - Handout


Suzanne JonesSuzanne Jones is a graduate psychologist, certified systemic advisor and therapist.
Since 2012 she is working as a freelancing trainer and she lives in Berlin. Her working focus lies on health promotion and stress prevention. The portfolio includes seminars und workshops on the topics of resilience, communication, healthy leadership, personality development as well as corporate health management.

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Free of charge - by promotion of the Techniker Krankenkasse