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Practise self-care and self-improvement with these DUSA workshops

April 30, 2020


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There’s no doubt that it’s been a tough few months, and we’re all dealing with the challenges of physical distancing and changed routines. One way to feel more in control and take some positives out of this time is to learn new skills and nurture your wellbeing.

That’s where DUSA can help! This May, we’re hosting a series of online workshops to help you develop the right mindset for online study and life in a COVID-19 world!

Emotional intelligence workshop

Understanding how emotion influences our thoughts, decisions, physiology and behaviour is critical to wellbeing and success in our professional and personal lives. This workshop will review the six skills of emotional intelligence – self-awareness, awareness of others, authenticity, emotional reasoning, self-management and positive influence.

When: Wednesday 20 May and Thursday 21 May (you must attend both sessions), 10am–12.30pm

DUSA Gold members: $132
DUSA Silver members: $148.50
DUSA Bronze members: $156.75
Others: $165

Find out more and register.

Overcoming adversity seminar

This 45-minute seminar will discuss mental health (anxiety and depression), abusive relationships and finding paths to work through difficult situations. Stories and lessons will be told in a compassionate and relatable way, allowing you to engage and feel safe opening up about your own struggles if you wish in the Q&A following the seminar.

When: Wednesday 20 May, 12pm–1pm

Cost: FREE

Find out more and register.

Find your joy workshop

A combination of restorative yoga, guided meditation, breath work and self-appreciation exercises, this workshop will engage the parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and restore system) to allow your body to process any build-up of stress. You will feel calm and clear, happy and content.

When: Thursday 21 May, 2.30–4pm

Cost: FREE

Find out more and register.

Overcoming life’s obstacles – resilience workshop

This free workshop will help you to better manage the challenges that arise from life on both a personal and professional level. Learn how to enhance your resilience by managing difficult people and situations, keeping focus, enhancing self-organisation and switching off from work and study.

When: Wednesday 27 May, 10am–12pm

Cost: $10 (DUSA members and non-members)

Find out more and register.

DUSA trips, tours and short courses aim to include all students. If you have any access requirements or enquiries, contact to discuss your needs.

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