Have you ever felt misunderstood or like you’re not on the same wavelength with someone? Or wondered why someone doesn't seem to grasp your struggles? Perceptual Positions exercise can be a real game-changer in such scenarios.
More and more people are suffering from eco-anxiety: worries about climate change and its consequences. This is not surprising, because every day there are reports in the news about global warming, forest fires, floods, endangered species... Especially among young people, this can lead to feelings of stress, helplessness, and depression. How do you deal with these feelings? How do you stay confident despite everything?
For several years now, when I am in the car, I have been in the habit of doing the following thought exercise: I imagine that we have an accident, in which I do not survive. What do I regret then that I cannot experience again? What would I have liked to have done, undertaken, experienced?
What’s happening in Israel and Gaza makes many people feel very sad, powerless and afraid. To accommodate these different emotions and perspectives, Studium Generale, ESA and TINT hosted a dialogue on the situation in the Middle East yesterday. he organizers had set out to create a safe environment in which everyone could speak up, without being judged.
"Since it’s never too late to learn, we at Cursor always make time for a good course. This time, Cursor joins the Power of Words workshop offered by TINT on Tuesday night in a lecture hall in MetaForum. Kimberly Drabbels, the organization’s program manager wants to explore with us the fine line between hate speech and freedom of speech and also has an exercise in non-violent communication planned for us. Perfect timing."
"She introduced the term sletvrees or "fear of being thought a slut" into the Dutch language and in her documentaries she confronts us with uncomfortable truths about racism and sexism. Her autobiographical book Mijn nazi-opa ("My Nazi Granddad") has recently been published. On Tuesday evening, program-maker, author and activist Bergman was a guest at TU/e. With an international audience she discussed the prejudices we all have, whether we know it or not."
I have had quite some difficulties with making choices in my life. I often tend to keep doubting, thinking about my options, and jumping from one possibility to another in my mind. Until at some point I just 'tie the knot', hoping for the best... Fortunately, someone taught me a useful 'choice method': a way to make well-considered choices, in which your head and your heart can both participate. Curious? It goes like this:
"Expensive groceries, sky-high energy bills, interest payments on your student loan… the average student has a string of bad breaks to worry about. And so, together with investment association B&R Beurs, TINT is holding a Financial Well-being workshop, full of tips to help you sleep at night. No more lying awake thinking about your bank balance."
‘The Tree of Your Life’ exercise is an inspiring tool that TINT uses in workshops and coaching sessions to help students explore their future dreams. In this exercise you add words to an image of a tree, to depict your past, present, and future, and to explore ideas to make your future dreams become a reality. In January 2023, I went to Freetown in Sierra Leone to teach at a secondary school.
"On Valentine's Day, TU/e staff and students came together for dinner, discussions and drinks to celebrate the International Day of Women in Science. The organizers - TINT, WISE and Beyond - named the event ‘Intercultural STEM! But how?’ and asked participants the question: how inclusive are the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for internationals?"