[PhD initiative at UL]: Workshop on Stress Management (October 13, 2018)

We experience stress every day, but how do we cope with it? Living in a new country, work-life balance, other factors and of course Ph.D. itself bring a lot of stressful thoughts. During the workshop, you will learn the main techniques of relaxation, analyze the current causes of stress and develop your own strategy of stress management.

Target audience

Doctoral students and postdocs

Course objectives:

Participants will learn the most used relaxation techniques and develop their stress management strategies.


  • Stress and its consequences.
  • Stress symptoms. Stress and body.
  • Stress causes:
    • Adaptation to a new country/culture. Stress-related cultural differences.
    • Work-life balance.
    • Ph.D. stress (pressure, lack of motivation, procrastination).
    • Social environment.
  • Analysis of stress situations
  • Dealing with stress. Preferable methods. Stress and sport
  • Benson relaxation method
  • Jacobson’s progressive relaxation technique
  • Autogenetic training


  • Short presentations
  • focus groups
  • discussions
  • selected psychological techniques
  • progressive muscle relaxation
  • Benson relaxation method
  • autogenic training.

Terms and Applications

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 10:00-16:30
Workshop language: English


Leipzig University
Research Academy Leipzig
Wächterstraße 30 (Villa Tillmanns)
04107 Leipzig

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Asya Matushanskaya holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Leipzig. She completed her diploma in Psychology and, afterward, was teaching Psychology and Pedagogy in Russia. Currently, she is working as an instructor and is doing workshops focused on psychological issues, especially stress management


Please register via email at dokinfo@rz.uni-leipzig.de .

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