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ME: the day of self-care

15 November 2023 @ 9:00 - 17:00

November 15th will be the day, when the pace of PCU will change, when everything will stop and slow down for a minute.

Classes will be cancelled and for the day, YOU will take centre stage!

Both students and staff are invited to the event. Staff members can join and sign up for all the activities with the exception of the Stress management and the Storytelling workshop.

Come take a breath, rest and relax but also gain knowledge and skills to help you deal with the challenges of academic, as well as everyday life.

We have prepared a series of wellbeing workshops you can sign up for (note: there are limited places) or just come and enjoy the relaxing zones and creative spaces we have prepared for YOU! The hot chocolate and cookies also await those, who join 🙂

Quick links: Relaxing Zones & Creative SpacesWorkshop RegistrationsWorkshop Details


09:30 – 10:45 / Yoga with Lucie (H103)
10:00 – 12:00 / Individual Physiotherapy Sessions (H102)
11:00 – 13:00 / Stress Management Workshop (H103) / *only for students
11:00 – 13:30 / Arts Therapy Workshop – Visual Storytelling (H109) / *only for students
13:00 – 14:00 / Physiotherapy Workshop (H103)
13:30 – 14:30 / Mindfulness Workshop – Scattered Minds (H108)
14:00 – 16:00 / Individual Physiotherapy Sessions (H102)
14:30 – 15:30 / Self-coaching Strategies with Šárka (H103)
14:30 – 16:00 / Ceramics workshop (H106)
15:30 – 16:30 / Mindfulness workshop – Compassion to self and others (H108)
16:30 – 18:00 / Jam session with Music Society (H105)


Sounds of Nature (relaxation room)
10:00 – 16:00
room H104

Come, settle down and experience the soothing power of nature’s symphony. Find solace in the gentle rustling of leaves, the calming whispers of streams,light therapy and the harmonious songs of birds. This tranquil space is designed to help you unwind, clear your mind, and rejuvenate your spirit. Join us to meditate, reflect, and find inner peace amidst the chaos of student life. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with nature and yourself. We can’t wait to welcome you to this blissful retreat!


Arts & Crafts
10:00 – 16:00
room 106

Unleash your creativity and unwind at the Arts and Crafts Room. Join us in a space set up for self-expression and relaxation through acrylic painting, mandala colouring, and collage making. Immerse yourself in the world of colours, shapes, and textures as you let your inner artist shine. Plus, here’s your chance to be part of something truly special – contribute to a collaborative painting that will reflect the collective creativity of all participants. This is an opportunity to escape from your studies, discover your artistic side, and bond with fellow students in a fun and meaningful way.


Hot chocolate & Cookies
10:00 – 16:00
Student Lounge

Indulge your taste buds and warm your spirits at our Hot Chocolate and Cookies station, a delightful addition to our day of self-care! Join us in the cozy ambience of the student lounge for a delicious treat. It’s the perfect way to unwind, socialise with friends, and take a well-deserved break from your busy schedule. Treat yourself and relish the simple pleasures of life – good company and comforting flavours.


TV Shows & Popcorn
10:00 – 16:00

Lights, camera, action! Join us for the entertainment and relaxation at the TV Shows and Popcorn Room.
Cozy up on a couch to watch some of your favorite TV shows with your friends while enjoying freshly made popcorn! Don’t miss out on this fun escape from the daily grind – a perfect opportunity to recharge and enjoy some downtime.


Mindfulness & Meditation Room
10:00 – 16:00
room 108

Join us in the serene sanctuary of our Mindfulness and Meditation Room, a tranquil addition to our Day of self-care! Take a break from life and find inner peace through guided meditation sessions and engaging mindfulness workshops. It’s an opportunity to learn techniques to manage stress, improve focus, and boost your overall well-being. Plus, share your own wellness tips and ideas on our special sharing board, fostering a sense of community and support. This is your moment to nurture your mind, body, and spirit, and to connect with fellow students on the path to well-being.


In case you are unable to attend any of the workshop or sessions, please send us an email to student.services@praguecityuniversity.cz

9:30 - 10:45
Yoga with Lucie (room H103)
max. 15 people
10:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 16:00
Individual Physiotherapy Session
approx. 8 spots
book your spot
11:00 - 13:00
Stress Management Workshop (room H103)
max. 20 people * only for students
11:00 - 13:30
Arts Therapy Workshop - Visual Storytelling (room H109)
max. 7 people * only for students
13:00 - 14:00
Physiotherapy Workshop (room H103)
max. 20 people
13:30 - 14:30
Mindfulness Workshop - Scattered Minds (room H108)
max. 10 people
14:30 - 15:30
Self-coaching Strategies with Šárka (room H103)
max. 15 people
15:30 - 16:30
Mindfulness workshop - Compassion to self and others (room H108)
max. 10 people


Individual Physiotherapy Sessions / Physiotherapy Workshop

Neck, back, headaches and general joint pain and stiffness is an increasing symptom of a sedentary workplace and lifestyle. More and more people are seeking medical services for preventable conditions caused by prolonged positions and repetitive strain from poor ergonomics and lack of proper movement and exercise.

Physiotherapist Marianne Kodlová will provide screenings, education, and tools for both prevention and treatment of such conditions, so you can work, study, or pass the time in front of the computer with less pain and discomfort. Topics will include proper ergonomics, exercises to do while at the computer / work or exercises to do to address any current pains or injuries.


Yoga with Lucie

Join us for a Yoga Class with a qualified instructor as we kickstart our PCU Day of Self-Care and learn more about how you can incorporate yoga practice into your every-day life. No previous experience is required. Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one, wear comfortable clothing and arrive a few minutes early to get settled.


Stress Management Workshop

This workshop will focus on useful techniques for dealing with challenging stressful situations. Together we will explore ways to relieve stress as well as develop effective strategies for coping with stressful situations not only in the school environment but also outside of it. We will try techniques for relaxation and activation and talk about the possible causes of stress and how our brain and body react to it.

The workshop will be led by Klára Kujanová who has worked as a teacher for many years. In the last few years, she has been offering workshops focused on wellbeing, stress management and the trauma informed approach. In her own words: “I offer not only activities but also a supportive environment for the participants of my courses because we all know the stress and we are still learning to cope with it as life brings us new challenges.”


Arts Therapy Workshop – Visual Storytelling

This Visual Storytelling workshop is focused on visual re-framing of personal story/event through the use of a variety of visual media (photography and/or video) and other visual formats (collages and/or installations). Telling a story about ourselves may be one of the most intimate and personal things we can do. Through storytelling, we can come to know who we are in unforeseen ways. We can also create common ground for sharing stories that need to be told. This kind of storytelling needs to be grounded in feelings and experiences. We share our work so we do not foreclose our need to tell our story. We can also start a process of healing, or heal a wound which was buried deep inside us long ago. No previous experience needed.

The workshop will be lead by Dr. Maša Hilčišin – filmmaker, producer, lecturer and scholar, who has been working at PCU since 2009. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature, an MA in European Studies, and a PhD from Masaryk University.


Mindfulness Workshop – Scattered Minds

Are you often distracted – even when not formally diagnosed with attention deficit? Do you struggle with time management, staying focused and connecting with others? In this session we will look at the challenges and deeper causes of being scattered and experience some methods to help us settle our minds, develop more clarity and self-leadership.

The workshop will be led by Alice Buehler who was part of the student services team when PCU was known as Prague College. Alice has always enjoyed meeting with students and supporting them and has been on the path of meditation and contemplation for over 25 years and is trained in meditation instruction and mindfulness in schools, mediation and conflict resolution.


Self-Coaching Strategies with Šárka

In today’s hectic and demanding times, we often forget to focus on ourselves and our needs. In this session you will learn what self-coaching is and what are its benefits. You will get a how-to guide – introduction to some simple self-coaching techniques and how to incorporate them into your life, you will also be able to try one self-coaching technique. In addition to practical tips, you will also come up with some action steps that will help you move toward greater satisfaction in the chosen area of your life.

Šárka Smrčková is a career and personal coach that works with clients who want more in their personal and professional lives. She works with them on their individual goals, which are often related to harmony in work-life balance, motivation, self-esteem and self-worth, or finding their own vision.


Mindfulness Workshop – Compassion to self and others

Transforming aggression – Both ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience tell us that being kind and compassionate to self and others is a way for true happiness. In this session we will discuss the bravery of this approach and ways of connecting to and developing it so that it can be of benefit to self and others even in challenging times.

The workshop will be led by Alice Buehler who was part of the student services team when PCU was known as Prague College. Alice has always enjoyed meeting with students and supporting them and has been on the path of meditation and contemplation for over 25 years and is trained in meditation instruction and mindfulness in schools, mediation and conflict resolution.


Ceramic Workshop

Did you know that working with clay has therapeutical effect? It helps with processing emotions, builds self-esteem and enhances problem-solving abilities.
Come and learn more about making ceramics and create anything you want from clay in a safe space.

Doesn’t matter if you have any experience or not, feel free to join. Guidance will be given by Yara, the leader of the PCU Ceramic Society.


Jam Session with Music Society

Join the music society for some fun. Bring your instruments, voice or just yourself.
We’ll come together and play some songs, sing and karaoke is also on the table.


15 November 2023
9:00 - 17:00
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PCU, City Centre Campus
Hybernská 1009/24
Prague, 11000 Czech Republic
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