Surf Your Stress week

Event

Surf Your Stress week

From 11 till 15 November a week full of activities will be organized on Wageningen Campus with one main theme: surf your stress! Why? We all experience stress once in a while and that’s alright because stress is part of life. Too much stress however can get you out of balance. Learn more about what happens with mind and body when you’re experiencing stress and how to deal with it.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research
Date

Mon 11 November 2019 until Fri 15 November 2019

Venue Wageningen Campus
Price Free

The surf your stress team together with vital@work, the Bongerd and Thymos composed a programme that enhances more than 50 activities. Take a look and visit one of the lectures, workshops, games, sport events or relaxing activities.

This week is for employees and students of WUR! Activities will take place on Campus, on several locations inside but also outside!

In the spotlight

How to deal with your stress?

André Roozendaal – masterclass: how to deal with your stress

What is stress? Where does it come from? And very importantly, is it necessarily a bad thing or can it be used effectively?

In this masterclass André Rozendaal will help to guide you in discovering the answers to stress related questions and problems. In his approach he makes participants think about their personal motives and talents. Thereby, he does more than merely answering the questions of what stress is and where he comes from. He helps participants to think about their personal qualities and unique values, thereby tailoring tools that help to use stress effectively to surf your stress in a personalised way!

Anonymous confessions

Talking about the taboo: anonymous confessions about stress

Research has shown that an ever greater number of students experiences increased levels of stress. So guess what? You’re not alone! However, speaking about such personal problems is often difficult. So how to deal with that difficult course that keeps you up at night? Or with the expectations of your parents? And what about the exam week that is coming up?

During the anonymous confessions students will get the opportunity to talk about the difficult topic of stress anonymously! How? First, participants will be asked to write any stress-related issues, experiences and dilemma’s on paper. Then, the content of these papers will be discussed anonymously in a small group. All participants can participate by sharing experiences, discussing issues and providing each other with tips. It thereby provides the perfect opportunity to discuss any stress-related issues and discover that you really are not alone!

Documentary night

Documentary night 

In the 1960s, Americans had among the highest life expectancy in the world. Today, the U.S. ranks near the bottom of major developed nations. Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, America is experiencing decreased life expectancy. In One Nation Under Stress, neurosurgeon and investigative journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta sets out to discover why. Driven by an epidemic of self-inflicted deaths of despair — from drug overdose, chronic liver disease and suicide – this rise in the U.S. mortality rate can be seen as a symptom of the toxic, pervasive stress in America today. 

Gupta travels across the country, interviewing experts in a wide range of fields, who share their insights on why we’re experiencing so much stress, how it affects the brain, body and behavior, and the long-term consequences for the health of the nation. Along the way, he speaks with Americans struggling with their own stress-related ailments and those who have lost loved ones lost to deaths of despair, particularly in communities facing economic and social instability.

Activities per day

Monday, November 11

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Time Activity For who? Where?
09:00 - 17:00 Rodeo surf simulator Students + Employees Campus outside
10:00 - 17:00 Free chair massage Students + Employees Podium Forum
09:00 - 17:00 Oxygen bar Students + Employees The Spot, Orion
08:00 - 09:00 Yoga Students + Employees Sports Hall 1, SCB
10:30 - 11:00 Mindfulness workshop Students Forum Library
11:45 - 12:30 Chair yoga Employees Radix M10
12:00 - 13:50 Student experience session: receiving help when facing problems Students Forum C0309
12:00 - 13:00 Walk-in hour study advisor Students Forum 030
13:00 - 14:00 Walk-in hour student psychologist Students Forum 030
14:00 - 15:30 PauseXpress Employees Atlas
12:00 - 13:30 Day of informal care (Dutch) Students + Employees Impulse
12:45 - 13:45 Workshop: Overwhelmed by too many options? Learn how to choose! Students Forum C0229
19:00 - 20:30 Masterclass: How to deal with your stress Students + Employees Leeuwenborch C64
20:00 - 21:00 Spinning lecture: Daily happiness Students + Employees Bike studio, SCB

Tuesday, November 12

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Time Activity For who? Where?
10:00 - 17:00 Free chair massage Students + Employees Zodiac
10:00 - 18:00 Games Students + Employees Forum Podium
09:00 - 10:00 Tai Chi Students + Employees Forum Marketplace
10:30 - 11:00 Mindfulness workshop Students Forum Library
12:00 - 13:00 Walk-in hour student doctor Students Forum 030
12:15 - 13:45 Workshop: Time management Students + Employees Forum C0106
13:00 - 14:00 Walk-in hour student psychologist Students Forum 030
14:00 - 15:30 PauseXpress Employees Radix
14:45 - 15:00 Chair yoga Employees Radix M6
17:00 - 18:30 Stress Shake Out! Students Forum C0107
18:00 - 20:00 Student experience session: receiving help when facing problems Students Orion C3043
19:30 - 21:30 Masterclass: The art of failure Students + Employees Orion Waaierzaal

Wednesday, November 13

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Time Activity For who? Where?
10:00 - 17:00 Free chair massage Students + Employees Leeuwenborch
10:00 - 18:00 Games Students + Employees Forum Podium
08:00 - 09:00 Mindfulness Students + Employees Meeting room 2, SCB
10:30 - 11:00 Workshop: Mindfulness Students Forum Library
12:00 - 13:30 EFT: Ancient Chinese medicine meets modern psychology Students + Employees Orion C3043
12:00 - 13:00 Walk-in hour physiotherapist Students + Employees Forum 030
12:30 - 13:30 Mental coaching Students + Employees Forum C0318
13:00 - 14:00 Walk-in hour student psychologist Students Forum 030
14:00 - 15:30 PauseXpress Employees Gaia & Lumen
14:45 - 15:00 Chair yoga Students + Employees Gaia 1
17:30 - 19:00 Workshop: Thriving... in spite of it all Students + Employees Forum C0217
19:30 - 21:15 Lecture: Life without mobile devices Students + Employees Forum C0222

Thursday, November 14

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Time Activity For who? Where?
10:00 - 17:00 Free chair massage Students + Employees Orion
08:00 - 09:00 CANCELLED Yoga Students + Employees Sports Hall 1, SCB
10:30 - 11:00 Workshop: Mindfulness Students Forum Library
12:00 - 13:00 Walk-in hour student dean Students Forum 030
13:00 - 14:00 Walk-in hour student psychologist Students Forum 030
13:00 - 17:30 Coach your body & mind Students + Employees Orion C2005+2006
14:00 - 15:30 PauseXpress Employees Leeuwenborch
14:45 - 15:00 Chair yoga Employees Radix M10
19:15 Docu-night: One Nation Under Stress Students + Employees Forum C0317
12:00 - 17:00 Virtual reality: Take a DEEP breath Students + Employees Forum Podium
19:00 - 21:30 Anonymous confessions Students Lumen 1 (B0.23)
19:00 - 20:00 CANCELLED debate: coping with stress in different cultures Students + Employees Forum
20:00 - 21:00 Spinning lecture: Daily happiness Students + Employees Bike studio, SCB

Friday, November 15

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Time Activity For who? Where?
09:00 - 10:00 Tai Chi Students + Employees Forum Marketplace
10:30 - 11:00 Workshop: Mindfulness Students Forum Library
14:00 - 15:30 PauseXpress Employees Actio
11:00 - 12:30 Walk-in holistic coaching Students + Employees Forum 031
12:00 - 13:00 Walk-in for PhD students PhD's Forum 030
13:00 - 14:00 Walk-in hour student psychologist Students Forum 030
15:00 Walk with the elderly (Dutch) Students + Employees Belltower campus
20:30 - 02:00 Karaoke night Students ISOW