Mental training for international & local students

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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

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.

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

Curriculum & Dates

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

Session 1 l 03.05.2022 | Stress and its effects

  • Introduction
  • personal stressors/challenges and resources

Session 2 l 10.05.2022 | Mental stress competence

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

Session 3 l 17.05.2022 | Protect yourself from stress

  • understanding personal stress patterns
  • individual coping strategies

Session 4 l 24.05.2022 | Peergroup Meeting

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

Session 5 l 31.05.2022 | Instrumental stress competence

  • time- & selfmanagement
  • micro-breaks

Session 6 l 07.06.2022 | Regenerative stress competence

  • Enjoyment
  • Mindfulness & Relaxation
07. Juni 2022, 17:30 - 19:00
Online via ZOOM