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ACT - Managing stress and promoting health


Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Time: 15.00 – 17.00

Location: KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan)

The Stockholm Student Health Services' course, "ACT - Managing stress and promoting health", teaches you how to cope with the stress that is an inevitable part of daily life, not least as a student.

The course is based on a form of therapy that is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - ACT. When used in a stress management course, it is called Acceptance and Commitment Training. Research from both Sweden and England shows that ACT is an effective method for reducing stress in adults and adolescents.

A woman closes her eyes, looking peaceful outdoors.
Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

You will learn hands-on tools to manage stress and to live your life more in harmony with your life values. The course consists of four group sessions, once a week, each session lasts about three hours. The content is a mixture of theory and practical exercises. During the course we will focus on the following questions:

  • How can we relate to stress in our daily lives?
  • What is stress and what happens in your body when you are stressed?
  • What should we accept and what can we change?
  • How can we prevent depression or fatigue?
  • What do I value in my different areas of life?
  • What strategies and possibilities do I have to take steps towards the life I want to live?

Dates: Tuesdays, 28 March, 4, 18 and 25 April

Time: 15.00–17.00

Location: KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan). Hall D33

When registering, please provide your name, phone number, email address, university, study programme or course.

Last day for registration: Friday 24 March

Group leaders: the course is led by Joel Humlesjö and Kristofer Nord, counsellors at the Student Health Services.