TUM4Mind

At TUM4Mind it is all about your mental health. A conscious approach to one's own psyche and mental health is a cornerstone for a high-performance and successful course of study. Learn to find your own way and to explore your personal limits. Understand your goals, your strengths and weaknesses, your fears and worries. Develop tangible implementation concepts for dealing with stress, time constraints and performance pressure in order to manage your daily student life. Find out what to do when psychological stress becomes too much and you are concerned about being close to a mental illness. 

Upcoming courses during the winter semester 2020/21

The topic of mental health is relevant for all students especially during these challenging times. Therefore we offer courses and discussion forums throughout the semester in addition to the Awareness Week in November. 

The virtual formats will take place via Zoom. You will find the link for registration in the respective event description. Please note: Registration is only possible for TUM students with the TUM Login ID (ab12cde).

We are also happy to put you on our mailing list by email to inform you about upcoming events. 

Presentation language: German

Yoga Nidra is also known as “yogic sleep”. We are lying on our backs the entire time. We will go through a body- and imagination journey as well as the formation of a resolution by internally repeating a wish or a positive sentence. In a relaxed state, the subconscious mind is very receptive to resolutions, can memorize them well and implement them in everyday life. The training will be specifically geared towards the resolution of “passing an exam”. 

After a very brief theoretical introduction we will actively practice Yoga Nidra. The exercise is performed lying down. No knowledge of yoga is required. Afterwards there is time to share experiences and ask questions (optional). 

Speaker: 
Verena Grundner works as a mindfulness and relaxation teacher. She has her own practice in Munich. After graduating in education and health management, she completed numerous training courses on various stress management measures, such as MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), yoga and autogenic training. Her programs are designed for people who are interested in improving their health and well-being through scientifically recognized methods.

Register here.

Presentation language: German

Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the present moment. Most of the time our thoughts are already at tomorrow’s meeting or still at yesterday’s to-do list. Using three different “quick”  meditaiton techniques we will practice maintaining the concentration and relaxation needed for the upcoming exams. 

After a short introduction into the three MBSR mindfulness methods we will practice the short mediation exercises. The exercises can be done sitting or lying down. Afterwards there is time to discuss the experience and to ask questions (optional)

Speaker: 
Verena Grundner works as a mindfulness and relaxation teacher. She has her own practice in Munich. After graduating in education and health management, she completed numerous training courses on various stress management measures, such as MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), yoga and autogenic training. Her programs are designed for people who are interested in improving their health and well-being through scientifically recognized methods.

Register here.

Presentation language: German

Through mental concentration and autosuggestion (self-influencing) we reach a status of rest in autogenic training. Formula-based idioms (e.g. “I am calm and relaxed”) help to put yourself in a state of relaxation. The training also has positive effects on exam anxiety and is specifically geared towards it. 

After a brief theoretical introduction, we will actively practice autogenic training. The exercise can be done sitting or lying down. Afterwards there is time to discuss the experience and to ask questions (optional). 

Speaker: 
Verena Grundner works as a mindfulness and relaxation teacher. She has her own practice in Munich. After graduating in education and health management, she completed numerous training courses on various stress management measures, such as MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction), yoga and autogenic training. Her programs are designed for people who are interested in improving their health and well-being through scientifically recognized methods.

Register here.

TUM4Mind Awareness Week 2020: Take Care of Your Mental Health

The TUM4Mind Awareness Week 2020 with a variety of online event formats took place between November 23 and 27, 2020.

Courses to practice different relaxation techniques for use in daily student life and prior to exams
 

  • Yoga @ home – Live online Introducion (German)
  • Yoga @ home – Live online Introduction (English)
  • An introduction to Autogenic Training
  • PMR progressive muscle relaxation
  • Physical activity and mental health
  • An introduction to Mindfulness Based Stressreduction

 

Interactive presentations with regard to your own personality and the conscious handling of challenges in daily life

  • Gratitude – An attitude for life!
  • Traps of home studying – Create a framework to avoid stress 
  • Digital Campfire: Obstacle or Opportunity? – Change your perspective through the power of storytelling
  • Hello VUCA! How to handle uncertainties
  • Results of hackathon for more authenticity and mental strength at university
  • TUM health survey – Results from students´ perspective
  • How mindfulness affects the brain

Exchange on the boundaries of mental stress and mental illness and information about advice and support offers

  • Workshop depression: What can you do?
  • Worries and fears in times of Corona
  • Staying mentally fit during your studies: An Online Forum for Students
  • Who is Who in the world of psychotherapy

In this section you will find further helpful offers and different tools on the subject of "Mental Health"

TUM4Mind and TUM: Junge Akademie

TUM4Mind originated as an initiative of the TUM: Junge Akademie!

For more information go to TUM: Junge Akademie!