Keep Calm Under Pressure: Stress and Coping Strategies
- Malaysia Campus
Stress results from pressure. When our body is exposed to threat or harm, we experienced a cluster of physiological changes referred to as the stress response, or stress. The greater the pressure the more likely that a person will be affected. Individual reactions to stress and ways of coping are also influenced at least as much by the nature of the stressful situation as by personality.
Stress typically affects us in four aspects; physiology (e.g. increase in blood pressure), cognitive (e.g. decrease attention), emotional (e.g. anxiety) and behavioural (e.g. changes in sleep patterns).
Thus, this interactive workshop aims to create awareness of stress and its harmful effects and teach coping strategies that can be used during stressful situations.
In addition, this workshop will be an opportunity for you to find out about the psychology programme at Heriot-Watt University, and how knowledge of psychology is helpful in managing your everyday life.
By Dr Zuhrah Beevi, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor Dr Zuhrah Beevi is a Psychology Programme faculty member at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. She is a Health and Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist by training. She has conducted and published research papers on the efficacy of hypnosis in the management of physical and psychological symptoms.
She has experience in treating various mental health issues, including anxiety and depression for both adults and children. In addition, Dr Zuhrah Beevi has conducted various training and talks on stress management and the effectiveness of hypnosis for women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Dr Zuhrah is a Vice President of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Malaysian Psychological Society (PSIMA) Exco Member.
Who should attend?
School leavers, Foundation students, undergraduates who is interested in psychology.