More often not, anxiety is afflicted by stress of life in the modern world. There are many factors and causes, but one that is close to home (and likely faced by students all around the world) is final examinations! In a bid to help students overcome anxiety at the end of their final examinations, KDU’s Student and Alumni Centre (SAC) organised a workshop as part of its Relaxing Friday series of events, to boost interaction and self-improvement amongst students, as well as help them unwind at the end of a particularly tiring week.
Conducted by Ms. Chloe Wong, the interning counsellor attached to the SAC, this workshop was held on the 17th of February 2015 (Friday), at the Utropolis Glenmarie campus.
“Seeing how people nowadays, especially students, are frequent victims to the antsy feeling of anxiety, the talk was particularly relevant and helpful to them,” said Ms. Chloe.
The event kicked off with an ice-breaking session, in which the participants were asked to break into groups according to the colour of their nametags. They were then paired up and asked to get to know each other better over a series of assigned questions.
After everyone had settle down with a quick round of refreshments, Ms. Chloe officially began the workshop by handing out a short questionnaire for the students to fill up; its purpose was to give each participant an overview about the areas of emotional imbalance that they were most afflicted with – stress, anxiety or depression.
Following this, Ms. Chloe also presented a short talk about the topic at hand by elaborating on the definition of anxiety, as well as its causes, effects and how to overcome it.
The final segment of the workshop again saw the participants splitting up into their assigned pairs and fill up a set of fun questions that were ultimately meant for personal reflection. Each student had to ‘interview’ their partner and write the answers on their behalf, as well as offer advice on how best to overcome the worries and problems they are facing.
All in all, it was a relaxing and refreshing workshop for the students.
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