Managing Our Inner Critic
College life can be exhilarating, but it often comes with a fair share of stress, self-imposed pressure, and the ever-present inner critic. In this 30-minute Lunch & Learn, staff psychologist at Harvard University’s Counseling and Mental Health Service, author, coach, and U-Thrive Educational Services Key Contributor, Dr. Tara Cousineau will explore the inner critic’s role in the lives of college students and offer strategies to recognize and manage its negative influence.
Making Stress Work for You: An Experiential Learning Lab
When college students learn to develop a more positive relationship with stress, they not only achieve better academic outcomes and performance but also experience less distress compared to their overwhelmed peers. Stress naturally arises whenever we invest in something we value, as it serves as a powerful motivator. During this 30-minute session, Dawn Bornheimer, on behalf of U-Thrive Educational Services, will guide us through various co-curricular activities that can be utilized by facilitators. We will also discuss practical strategies for implementing these activities and ways in which you can support your students in becoming better equipped to manage their everyday stressors.
Getting in the Zone: Applying Sports Psychology to Everyday Life
College life can often be a juggling act, with academic demands, social activities, and personal responsibilities vying for students’ attention. We live in an outcome-based world, where being preoccupied with results and all of its attendant stress and anxiety prevents students from performing their best. What if there’s a way out? A method we can use to help sharpen their strengths and enjoy every moment? Over the past 20 years, sport and performance psychology has taught elite performers to train more than just their bodies, but also their minds: preparing for stressful moments and connecting with the most powerful versions of themselves. In this 30-minute Lunch & Learn, Clinical and Performance Psychologist and U-Thrive Educational Services Key Contributor Dr. Jonathan Fader adapts a host of mental skills-training approaches and will explore strategies to help college students apply sports psychology principles to everyday life.
The 3 Pillars of Resilience: Proactively Support Student Mental Health
Learn about the fields of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion and how they benefit college students. U-Thrive Educational Services President and Co-Founder, Simone Figueroa, will share practical exercises that can be implemented with students both inside and outside of the classroom.