The Successful Mind in Study, Work and Life is a 10-session program
designed for tertiary-level students to prepare them for university life, to cope
with stress, engage successfully with their chosen course of study and to be
prepared for the world of work. Based on the latest research and best practice
from the fields of social-emotional learning, positive psychology and
cognitive-behaviour, rational-emotive therapies, this program includes the
In its’ present form, this program is designed to be presented
by a mentor to one student or a small group of students (mentees).
The program assists mentors to help mentees become more
aware of and develop their psychological strengths.
Mentors incorporate within their traditional role of
listener, supporter and problem solver three areas in which they can influence their mentees:
Each mentee requires a copy of the 145 page
Student Guide to The Successful Mind at Study Work and Life (author: Michael Bernard).
The Student Guide has been written using non-technical
psychological language which is easy enough for mentees to understand. Rather
than mentees who are non-teachers nor counsellors having to explain psychological
content to mentees in their own words, the idea is for both mentor and mentees
to review the ideas on the pages of the Student Guide, for the mentor to ask
questions, seek comment and for mentees to complete one or more activity sheets
that appear in each section of their Student Guide that will help them
understand and use the elements of the successful mind.
The online, digital, Mentor’s Guide contains all information
mentors need to present the program to mentees.