From Stress to Strengths! Living a More Congruent Life

Date & Time

Thursday, 06 November 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. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message

This session is one of a series of seminars being offered by Graduate Pathways to Success in collaboration with the UBC Life & Career Centre, Robson Square.  It is being offered as part of UBC’s Thrive week.  For more Thrive events taking place Nov 3 – 7 please visit

Stress is the top health and wellness reason for academic difficulties among UBC graduate students (National College Health Assessment, 2008).  During this engaging and comfortably paced workshop, participants will have the opportunity to consider the notion of stress from a completely new lens. No longer will stress be seen as a behaviour to be "managed" or "balanced".  Rather, the focus will be on gaining familiarity with concepts related to individual wellness as it relates to each participant's particular needs and values, in order to build resiliency.

The goal is to build a positive relationship with the self as a key in creating a positive life!

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 Breaking Patterns of Procrastination. 

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.