Distressed Students Online: Concerns and Suggestions

Teaching online courses in the early years of the 21st century with virtual classrooms and unseen students can be quite exciting, but can challenge the skills of even the most season professors. Along with increasing opportunities to be creative, there are also increasing difficulties in moving outside the limitations of... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013

Some Things to Consider About Change

Find out what you want Start small and set achievable goals Be specific Get support/accountability: Tell someone about your goal Learn how to cope when you don’t reach your goal Be flexible—no all-or-nothing thinking Think about short-term versus long-term gains when you make everyday decisions Don’t expect perfection but also... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013

Helping A Friend (Or Yourself) With Emotional Distress

Most college students encounter academic, personal, and social stress at some point during their educational experience. This is true at The University of Iowa as well as at other universities. Typically, students cope successfully with the demands of college and the experiences that go along with it, but for some... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013

30 Ways To Manage Speaking Anxiety

Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013

A Comparison of Non-Assertive, Assertive, and Aggressive Communication

Nonassertion is failing to stand up for oneself, or standing up for oneself in such an ineffectual manner that one's rights are easily violated. Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013

Boundaries in Relationships

Boundaries serve as a protection, a natural distance that you create between yourself and others to preserve your identity. Healthy people have moveable boundaries that they control and make choices about. People who have not learned about their own boundaries tend to be either rigid or very lax in their... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013

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