Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Date & Time

Thursday, 30 October 2014
09:30 to 12:30


Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the UBC Life & Career Centre

Registration Closed / Past Event


Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session.

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This session is part of a series of seminars being offered by the Graduate Pathways to Success program in collaboration with the UBC Life & Career Centre, Robson Square.

Putting things off to the last minute? Having a hard time starting a project? Or is it hard to finish and actually put a close to something you are working on? This workshop is here to help you procrastinate less and get more done.  Contrary to what most people think, procrastination is not fundamentally a time management problem, which is why just trying to manage your schedule better is limited in effectiveness in changing this pattern of behaviour.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • about the factors that drive and maintain procrastination
  • about the psychology of avoidance
  • a variety of effective, concrete strategies to help you put a major dent in procrastination patterns.

Facilitator: Alex Abdel-Malek, MSW, RCC, is a professional therapist and instructor devoted to understanding how meaningful choices affect our health and wellbeing. In addition to teaching counselling skills at a university level, Alex is a regular contributor to programs and courses at the UBC Life and Career Centre, teaching popular courses such as Overcoming Perfectionism, and Transforming Stress into Strength. 

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

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If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.