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Science of Well-Being Workshops Promotes Student Happiness & Success

September 27, 2020

Workshop Designed to Ease Stress and Increase Well-Being Amidst Pandemic

The Student Success department successfully delivered a series of workshops to students under the theme “The Science of Well-Being,” which were aimed at helping students approach stressful situations positively and mitigate the adverse effects of Covid-19.

The series of workshops were classified into four distinct, yet interrelated categories.

The first workshop presented practical techniques to increase one’s own happiness, and build more productive habits.

The second group of workshops promoted positive thinking so students can approach unpleasant situations in a more positive and productive way.  The workshops in this category included:

  • Positive spirit
  • How to Think Positively Online Workshop
  • The Happy Me
  • The keys to Happiness and Positivity in a Crisis
  • How to Create an Encouraging Distance Learning Environment

The third group of workshops focused on techniques and helped students deal more effectively with stress in their lives by analyzing specific stressors and taking positive actions to minimize their effects.  The workshops in this category included:

  • Stress Management
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Relaxing

The final group of workshops helped students deal with anxiety and depression.  The workshops in this category included:

  • What is Depression and How to Overcome it?
  • Test Anxiety
  • How to Succeed with Distance Learning
  • Corona Virus and Crisis Management Skill

This workshop series reflects Khalifa University’s commitment to building a diverse community of service-oriented, ambitious and talented individuals through an environment that encourages and nurtures creative inquiry, critical thinking, and human values.

Their efforts are especially needed at this time to tackle the challenges brought about by Covid-19.  The stress associated with a high pressure academic environment at a critical developmental period often leads to or reveals problems that are exacerbated due to events such as a pandemic.

The Student Success department endeavors to promote a holistic approach to the psychological health and development of all students. These efforts support students’ educational objectives, as well as enhance the well-being of the KU community. 

Student Success accomplishes this by offering a wide variety of services which facilitate students’ personal development, assist in the alleviation, remediation, and prevention of distress, as well as services that educate students in ways that develop self-awareness, self-reliance, and self-confidence.

Staff Report
27 September 2020