251.178 Mental resilience for students
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, UE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to cope with the challenges of everyday study in a more targeted manner and to deal more constructively with hurdles such as learning difficulties, concentration problems, exam anxiety, procrastination, stress and excessive demands or dealing with digital media.

Subject of course

In the course, various methodological tools from neurobiology or stress and consciousness research are taught. The approach is experiential, using individual, social as well as systemic learning experiences. This ranges from meditative practices (sitting, body, walking meditations) to dialogue-based methods (dyads, exploratory conversation) to exercises aimed at gaining individual insight. The seminar is based on various recognized mental techniques, such as MBSR according to Jon Kabath-Zinn, Positive Psychology according to Martin Seligmann or Theory U by Otto Scharmer.

Building resilience means strengthening the mental powers before it becomes overwhelming. By training the mind and our own attention, we can learn to remain calm, not to be overwhelmed by problems, to develop inner distance to external possibilities, to strengthen positive feelings and to deal constructively with negative emotions. We learn to be more aware of everyday life, to reduce fears and to accept challenges with more joy and serenity. A free mind promotes clarity, concentration and creativity.

Teaching methods


Individual, social and systemic learning experiences through
- Perception and communication exercises
- Dyads
- Explorative conversation - insight dialogue
- meditations
- Body exercises
- Journaling

Mode of examination


Additional information

Ort: Seminarraum 251-1, Gusshausstraße 28

Zeit: jeweils Donnerstag von 18:00 - 20:30 Uhr

8 wöchentliche Einheiten zu je 2,5 Stunden (Anwesenheitspflicht!)
+ 30 Min. tägliche Übungspraxis (Meditation, Journaling, Aufgabenstellungen)

Einführung: Do, 12.10. 2023
19.10., 9.11., 16.11., 23.11., 30.11., 7.12., 14.12., 22.12.

Max. 15 TeilnehmerInnen.



Examination modalities

Compulsory attendance

Assessment: Intrinsic to the examination, successfully attended or unsuccessfully attended

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
05.07.2023 20:00 12.10.2023 23:55 15.10.2023 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


Handouts will be distributed during the seminar

More documents will be uploaded in TUWEL.


  • Attendance Required!