PhD workshop

Theme: Cultivating Awareness to manage Stress and Anxiety
We can experience stress from external sources like our work, as well as from our feelings and expectations about what we want to achieve. Stress can also be very useful. In this session we will explore how our awareness of different forms of stress, and how it affects us, can start to change the way we handle stress.   

Reflective Practice: How does it work?
Reflective practice is about taking time to explore an event or theme, for example, managing time, group dynamics, or motivation. Each person has time to look at their own challenges and opportunities. This is done with other research students. You will be able to hear how other people are approaching similar concerns. 

Led by the Multi-Faith Chaplain team at Imperial College London.

Who is it for?
PhD students
who want to talk about their experience of doing research
who would like to hear about how others are handling the issues.

Other future dates:

PhD Sessions: Developing self-compassion to overcome Imposter Syndrome – 23rd June 2022, 12:00-13:00pm UK Register via Zoom

If you have any questions, please email

Some testimonials from previous attendees

“A nice way to look back at events in our day to day life and have a different perspectives to get over them.”

“It’s worthwhile to shut off from work and reflect on your experiences over time.”

“It is valuable for all PhD students to have a chance to talk things through.”

“It is a way of thinking/being integral to surviving a PhD which isn’t taught anywhere.”

“A safe space to talk about my problems with someone from outside, that’s not related to it.”

“Writing things down helped me”

“I found it useful to have time window assigned entirely for oneself to speak and be listened to.”

“It is a useful platform for discussing my situation and receiving constructive feedback and course of action from the group.”


One to one support
In addition to our group sessions of Reflective Practice ware offering one to one support to PhD students wanting to explore personal and work related issues arising while doing research. These often include making the best use of time, managing priorities, working well with supervisors and in teams, coping with uncertainty, or taking time for leisure and health.  We listen and offer feedback, or coaching style questions to help you reflect on issues you are facing.  The sessions are confidential and will compliment other sources of college support.  To arrange a one to one conversation please email 

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