Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
18 March, 2024

Stress Less, Succeed More: A Transformative Session with Dr. Bojun

Stress Less, Succeed More: A Transformative Session with Dr. Bojun - Stress Less - Succeed More

As Years 11 and 13 students at BISS approach their crucial exams and many prepare for the transition to university, managing stress becomes paramount. In a bid to equip students with essential coping mechanisms, BISS recently hosted a transformative session led by Dr. Bojun from Shanghai United Family Hospital. Dr. Bojun, a clinical psychologist renowned for her expertise in stress management, guided students through a profound exploration of stressors, coping strategies and the art of resilience.

The session commenced with an introspective journey into understanding stress, where Dr. Bojun elucidated the various facets of stress experienced by individuals. From body awakening to differentiating between positive and toxic stressors, the students gained valuable insights into the intricate interplay between mind and body. Through engaging discussions and interactive exercises, they learned to identify their personal stressors and recognise the physiological and psychological manifestations of stress.

Crucially, Dr. Bojun emphasised the importance of refining coping skills to effectively navigate stressful situations. Drawing from evidence-based practices, students were introduced to a toolkit of stress management techniques tailored to their needs. From mindfulness exercises to cognitive reframing, Dr. Bojun empowered the students to harness their innate resilience and cultivate a positive mindset in the face of adversity.

The highlight of the session was the insightful Q&A session, when students had the opportunity to delve deeper into specific stress-related concerns and seek personalised guidance from Dr. Bojun. With empathy and expertise, she addressed students' queries, offering practical strategies and words of encouragement to bolster their well-being as they embark on their academic journeys.

The visit from Dr. Bojun underscored BISS's commitment to nurturing not only academic excellence but also holistic student development. By equipping Years 11 and 13 students with the tools to manage stress effectively, BISS empowers them to thrive academically, emotionally and socially. As these resilient individuals prepare to embark on their future endeavours, they carry with them invaluable lessons in self-care, resilience and the power of positive coping strategies.

In conclusion, the session led by Dr. Bojun served as a poignant reminder of the importance of prioritising mental health and well-being in the academic journey. With newfound insights and refined coping skills, Years 11 and 13 students at BISS are poised to navigate life's challenges with confidence, resilience and grace.

Mrs Emma James
Deputy Head Pastoral

Thank you to Shanghai Family United Hospital