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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
All activities are in English, except the 'Day of informal care (Dag van de mantelzorg)' on Monday and the walk with the elderly on Friday.
For some (not all) activities you need to register. To register, go the the day of the activity/activities you want to register for.