Everything you don´t learn in the lab

Stress Management for Scientists

Topic area
(Self-) management

Online or in-house workshop

2 webinars of 2-2.5 h each = 1 workshop day

Emanuele Antico

Target group
PhD students, postdocs and junior group leaders


Have you ever had problems falling asleep or concentrating because of a stressful and uncertain time? Well, you are not alone. Stress is a common consequence of high workloads and tight deadlines in scientific careers, especially in academia.

When stress becomes excessive, it can significantly disrupt work performance. Learning to cope with stress successfully is crucial for career progression and life satisfaction. In this workshop, we will examine how stress affects performance, the differences between “Good” and “Bad” stress, and some coping strategies to keep the stress level healthy and manageable.


In this course you´ll learn about:

Stress & Performance

  • The influence of stress on performance
  • The influence of prolonged stress on performance
  • The concept of stress vulnerability


Coping Strategies

  • What is a coping strategy?
  • Some common stress-related issues and how to tackle them
  • Three simple relaxation techniques

Course Flow Online Workshops


Live Webinar

  • Kick-off
  • Key takeaways about stress


Individual and group course work (online and offline)

Day 2

Live Webinar

  • Key stress-related issues in science
  • Introduction to suitable coping strategies


Individual and group course work (online and offline)

Day 3-21

Individual written or oral feedback from the instructor

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