What is it?
Fear of failure is the persistent fear of failure in situations that include some form of judgement, or the perception thereof. You can absolutely learn how to manage this fear. In this workshop, you will take an analytical look at your own fear of failure. How does it manifest? What is it about your studies that feels so threatening? Where does that pressure to perform actually come from? Gain insight into the origin and the nature of your fear of failure through exercises (individual and group-based.) Together, we’ll figure out what can help you to manage your fear of failure. Learn about a variety of strategies and perspectives on the issue (exercises to manage obstructive thought patterns, relaxation exercises, action-oriented exercises,…) and try them out to find out what works for you. Each participant receives a copy of Focus op Faalangst (only available in Dutch), a workbook for you to use during the sessions, and individually at home. This workshop is taught in Dutch.
Who is it for?
This workshop could be right for you if:
- The semester is barely underway, and you’re already convinced you won’t get everything done in time
- You often assume that you’ve failed an exam, and later find out that your results are actually pretty good
- Friends and family often try to assure you that you’ll do fine, but they never convince you
- Failure is not an option for you
- You’re starting to avoid your studies and coursework
- You'd rather ditch an exam than show up if you think you're underprepared
If you suspect that it’s stress in general that’s causing you trouble, and it's not fear of failure in particular, please take a look at our information on coping with stress.