Staying Calm and Full of Energy: Stress Competence for PhD Candidates

Academic tasks and administration, tutoring and teaching, partner projects… and family first of all! You can feel the stress building up even while reading this. Being asked to do everything at once and straight away is an integral part of daily life in academia. This workshop uses cognitive stress models to show how stress is triggered and the ways in which this can be reduced and avoided. The scope of the workshop does not only include your individual challenges, but also covers the following aspects: identifying and using resources, managing and reducing stress, changing your perception and optimizing your time management accordingly.

Contents in brief

  •      Stressors in academia
  •      Mechanisms of stress emergence and consequene
         of stress
  •      3 Pillars of stress competence
  •      Instrumental stress competence
  •      Mental stress competence
  •      Regenerative stress competence
  •      Personal resources
  •      Impulses for my personal stress management


  •      Input and discussion
  •      Individual and group work
  •      Coaching techniques




Kursedetails/Course Details

2.3 S18
Datum/Date:29.06.2018, 09.00-17.00
Trainer:Dr. Jan Stamm
Course fee:
30 €
Schlaues Haus
Registration deadline:


Dr. Jan Stamm is a trainer and coach with years of experience in science and academia. His target group are PhD candidates from all disciplines. Most often he works with interdisciplinary groups. One major focus of his work as a trainer and coach is self- and time-management and research-project-management. Another emphasis lies on workshops on viva defense and rhetoric. He also works as a PhD coach for teams and individuals. He finished the interdisciplinary graduate program of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. His philosophical PhD deals with questions about autonomy and resilience.