By: Linh Pham
December is usually a busy time for most college students. Assignments, finals, and projects burden the undergrads with stress and pressure. This is the dilemma that the representatives of Greenwich University’s Personal Development Program brought to us. They were seeking for a way to bring some balance to their students in this hectic time of the year.
We designed a process that help participants reflect on their own sources stress and discover ways to be more centered. The intention wasn’t to “solve” stress once and for all, but just to have the time and space to let go of anxiety and fear, to connect with oneself and others.
The workshop began with few rounds of speed dating for people to get to know each other. Then we moved to group discussion to surfaces the sources of stress. Afterward, we invited the students to imagine how might their balance lives look like as well as set intention for the future. Throughout the workshop we introduce small ways to overcome stressful moments such as free movement and breathing exercise.
The students walked out of the workshop with laughter, connections with friends and classmates, and a clearer picture of how they can regain balance in the future.
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