StressBusters

This is your place to find activities to help you tackle stress and improve your wellbeing while you learn from home, especially during exam and deadline seasons.


It’s never been more important to find time to destress so StressBusters is back to help you along with this from a socially acceptable distance! We will be posting various wellbeing tips, videos, recipes, and more throughout the year so keep your eyes on our socials for great ways to keep yourself occupied at home.

 

Events

Union events are listed below. Click here to see University-led events.


Tipsy Yoga
23rd September 3pm - 4pm
Lower Deck, Greenwich Campus
Breathe in, breathe out ... now take a sip! Yummy cocktails followed by an easy going yoga session.
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Mindfulness Monday: Self-care for Stressed out Souls
4th October 6pm - 6:45pm
Virtual - Zoom
A 45min workshop sharing tips on how to easily include self-care into your day or week. We will practice some of these tips together as well as end with a 10min Body Scan Meditation. Please bring your phone and a glass of water.
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Mindfulness Monday: Understanding Our Human Negativity Bias and how to rewire your brain
18th October 6pm - 7pm
Virtual - Zoom
We will explore why it evolved, what it does to our brain and how we can rebalance the bias.
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Mindfulness Monday: Pranayama: Lions Breath, Brahmari & Kapalabhati
1st November 6pm - 6:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
Together we will practice a variety of 'energy controls' or breath awareness to draw our focus into our body, our breath and slow ourselves down. These styles of breath can become part of your self-care routine or a way to pause, think and reset your
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Mindfulness Monday: Self Compassion- silencing your inner-critic
15th November 6pm - 7pm
Virtual - Zoom
This workshop will help you learn the skills of self-compassion so you can respond to difficult times in your life with kindness and care
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Mindfulness Monday: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Yoga
29th November 6pm - 6:45pm
Virtual - Zoom
This workshop focuses on releasing tension, stress and supporting anxiety through movement. This is suitable for all levels of fitness and we will predominantly be lying on our back, belly or on hands and knees for this workshop.
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Mindfulness Monday: Understanding Your Autonomic Nervous System and its role in Mental & Physical Health
13th December 6pm - 7pm
Virtual - Zoom
This workshop will explore the neurobiology underpinning the human response to stress and offer simple and practical tips for how to understand, and work with, your own stress response.
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Mindfulness Monday: How to Deal with Difficult Emotions
10th January 6pm - 7pm
Virtual - Zoom
In this workshop, we will explore the neurobiology of emotions (affect); what they are, how they present physically and mentally, and how we can work with them,
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Mindfulness Monday: Candle Gazing Meditation (Trataka)
24th January 6pm - 6:30pm
Virtual - Zoom
A focus driven meditation that concentrates on focus, creating a drishti, and allowing yourself to shed any emotional or physical stress through one-pointed focus. Please bring a candle to this class.
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Mindfulness Monday: Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety
30th May 6pm - 7pm
Virtual - Zoom
This workshop will explore how our stress response is crucial to our survival but when we are chronically stressed that this can be maladaptive and contribute to physical and mental ill-health.
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