The students who created this resource spoke of the need for emotions to change in 60 seconds leaving one room and coming into another. In this section there are short on-the-job practices, breathing exercises and inspirational quotes just to help you step back, take time and recalibrate.
Stephanie tells us how she overcame personal life challenges using mindfulness and compassion.
If you find that you are struggling, please speak to someone you trust. Within the School of Nursing and Midwifery, your personal tutor allocated to you at the start of the programme is your first line of support. Queen’s University has a wellbeing hub with a confidential counselling service that is free and available to all students.
Our student hub provides lots of signposting and guidance information about all aspects of student life and also, don’t forget about learning development services for help and guidance with your academic work.
You can also contact your GP. Here are some helpful links to immediate support and information.
S.T.O.P. is a short practice to do any time anywhere that can have an immediate effect. This is just like pressing the reset button by stopping to take a breath.
bring your attention to what you are doing right here – right now
make it a deep breath and be aware of how you are breathing
what is going on around you and inside of you. Don’t judge your feelings or thoughts - just observe them and let them pass
move on with your day being aware of how best to look after yourself and those you care for
Sometimes we need a boost, a thought for our day. Here is a selection of quotations you may find helpful.
Join this practice with Christine who demonstrates how a short breathing exercise can help regain balance and a sense of control.
Derek explains and demonstrates how a simple exercise can impact the nervous system helping to promote relaxation.
In these 15 minute practices Christine introduces yoga, demonstrates postures and shows you how to wind down following practice.
Oonagh reveals how art journaling provides a safe space to record thoughts, to reflect, to be creative and have fun!
What resources do you pull on in times of challenge? Here are some ideas.