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Another successful Well-Being Day at the University of Sopron!

Stress management is a critical aspect of maintaining mental well-being, particularly in environments that demand high levels of performance and adaptation, such as academic settings. Recently, an insightful session, the Well-Being Day was held, focusing on stress management techniques. Facilitated by Anna Ujfaludi psychologist, the session brought together a diverse group, including international students, members of the student support group, and international coordinators.


"The program was about recognizing the nature of our mind. How our thoughts affect our state of being and stress levels. We learned techniques to be more mindful, to realize our inner state, feelings, thoughts. Our mind is always busy with thoughts, often uninvited! Past. Future. Worries. Plans. Lists. The opposite of this is presence and learning to manage these thoughts!" - Anna Ujfaludi, speaker of the event

During the session, participants engaged in discussions surrounding both effective and ineffective methods for coping with stress. Among the strategies discussed were the implementation of daily or weekly routines and the cultivation of hobbies as a means of alleviating stress. However, the central theme emphasized by Ujfaludi was the concept of mindfulness as a cornerstone of stress management.

Mindfulness, as mentioned by Ujfaludi, involves the practice of being present in the moment, rather than allowing the mind to be consumed by worries and anxieties. By fostering mindfulness, individuals can develop a heightened awareness of their thoughts and emotions, enabling them to respond to stressors more constructively.


In addition to the group discussions, participants were provided with resources for seeking further support. International students were encouraged to connect with Anna Ujfaludi via Messenger or phone to get access to personal consultations in need of help.

The session served as a testament to the importance of addressing stress within academic communities and the value of equipping individuals with practical tools for managing their well-being. By fostering a supportive environment and promoting mindfulness-based approaches, initiatives like Well-Being Day contribute to cultivating resilience and holistic wellness among students.

In conclusion, the Well-Being Day session on stress management, led by Anna Ujfaludi, provided participants with valuable insights and strategies for navigating the challenges of academic life. Through discussions on effective coping mechanisms and the promotion of mindfulness, individuals were empowered to take proactive steps towards enhancing their mental well-being. Moving forward, continued efforts to prioritize mental health within educational institutions are essential for fostering thriving and resilient communities.


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