Practical workshop for overcoming stress at school for students in grades 10 to 12
“One cannot solve a problem with the same type of thinking that created it”
- · Understanding stress (including causes, symptoms and the role of the stress response)
· Goal setting
· Managing expectations and beliefs about the HSC
· Creating effective timetables
· Learning how thoughts can affect performance
· Challenging negative or unhelpful thinking patterns
· Understanding perfectionism
· Understanding procrastination
· Tips to deal with work avoidance
· Building good study habits
· Procedures for problem solving
· Exam preparation
About the program
Study Without Stress is a program for students in grades 10 to 12 that equips them with knowledge and practical tips on how to approach and overcome the stress associated with heavy workload and exams in the final years of high school. Students are encouraged to participate in the program before stress has reached a severe level, however the program can be beneficial at any time.
Most frequent questions and answers
Whilst it can be helpful to participate in a group with peers going through similar experiences, we understand that this might not be the best option for everyone. As such, we do offer the program on a one-on-one basis for students who wish to complete the program individually with a clinician.
Please note that the cost will vary between participating in the program as part of a group and participating individually.
The Study Without Stress program is designed to help year 10, 11 and 12 students manage stress associated with the HSC year. The program is not designed to be a psychological intervention for more severe anxiety or depression and therefore will not be suitable for some students who are experiencing these concerns. Inner Space offers more intensive one-on-one treatment for adolescents that need help with such issues. Please phone or email the Clinic if you feel that this is a more suitable option.
The group format program is run across 6 x 1.5-hour sessions outside of school hours. The individual format is run across 8 x 1hr sessions. Participants will also be required to spend a little time each week between sessions practising their skills or completing short tasks to facilitate their learning.
The total cost of the group program is $400. This includes all sessions and workbooks, materials and handouts. Payment is required in full prior to taking part in the group. Some Medicare rebates may apply (up to $120)*For Medicare purposes, we require a minimum of 6 people in order to groups. Individual delivery is $200 per session with a rebate of $84 per session.