Psychoeducation is the process of providing people with information about mental health and psychosocial aspects of their daily life.
This process has been shown to be effective in preventing mental suffering, by teaching people to take care of themselves, set boundaries, anticipated risks and be alerted on time.
PhD Success aims to provide effective and practical solutions to enhance PhD students' mental health, promote productivity and healthy work habits, and prevent psychological distress that's whywe developed a series of training to help researchers stay happy and healthy during their PhD.
“Fantastic training! Dr. Pluciennicka gave us good insights into stress during our Ph.D. and how to handle it. Her concrete step-by-step advice applies to our daily life. I will keep on reminding myself and my peers to understand the root cause of the stress before taking any steps to handle it. Something definitely not to take lightly during your Ph.D!"
S.Shailija, Organizer of MMCAI seminars, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Dr. Ewa Pluciennicka gave an amazing workshop on stress management during our PhD retreat. It was a great introduction into staying grounded during the stressful PhD process to not get lost in all the pressure. She set the room up in a way that made everyone comfortable to share how they are really doing with this rather large group of students. It was a really nice way to start a conversation around this important topic and made me feel really validated and connected to my colleagues.
Kerstin, 3rd year PhD student, co-orgenizer of PhD student retreat at University of Geneva, Switzerland
Stop procrastinating. Start working.
5 practical steps to boost PhD productivity and overcome procrastination
1. To think about their PhD in terms of clear projects and goals
2. Set priorities and actionable goals and effectively monitor their progress
3. Be able to anticipate delays and find alternative solutions
4. Have structure in their PhD research process 5. Be conscious about their work and be able to
overcome procrastinator blocks
Mindful Productivity for Academic Success
1. To take better control over academic tasks to reduce stress and overwhelming feelings
2. Set realistic expectations to keep up with external and internal deadlines
3. Manage time and attention according to
4. Practical methods and tools to effectively manage time and attention
Excelling under pressure: Mastering personal resilience
1. Understand their sources of stress and identify the way stress affects them physically,
2. Uncover best individual stress coping strategies and learn to use them in the most effective way
3. Learn various techniques to control stress and develop resilience
4. Use stress as motivating energy
How to break the habit of self doubt and overcome academic challenges with calm and confidence
1. To control their inner critic.
2. To set realistic expectations for themselves and manage others' expectations.
3. To understand their strengths and talents and effectively use them in their academic work
4. To comprehend the importance of receiving and giving feedback and why it is essential in
PhD Success provides the highest quality interventions geared specifically towards promoting mindful productivity and improving mental health in academia.
Importantly the interventions can be tailored to your institutional needs and your audience.
The course was very interactive. The teacher made sure everyone participated fully during lectures. The teacher also provided us with useful resources, that could help us better plan our time and limit procrastination.I would highly recommend it to all the first year PhD students
Anonymous post-training evaluation of Stop procrastinating. Start working online training at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
About the trainer
Dr Ewa Pluciennicka, is a founder of PhD Success and a trainer. She is a doctor of cognitive psychology with over 8 years of international academic experience in research and academic teaching. She is also a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychology.
As a trainer, she combines her knowledge in psychology and human neuroscience with her academic and clinical experience to provide high-quality training, with real-life examples, case studies, and filled with practical advice.