Resources and downloads

We have a range of downloadable guided meditations, brochures, videos, and self-help sheets to support your wellbeing.


Information and self-help sheets

These sheets provide advice and guidance for conflict resolution, stress management and general mental wellbeing. They’re intended for information only and shouldn’t be seen as a substitute for professional advice.

Managing conflict

Dealing with conflict [.pdf 34KB] covers:

  • General tips
  • What to do before you respond
  • How to respond
  • Day to day skills in conflict communication
  • Professional skills in conflict resolution.

The Mediation guidelines [.pdf 44KB] cover:

  • What is mediation?
  • Alternative dispute resolution definitions
  • How is mediation structured?
  • Pre-mediation
  • Mediation talk (6 steps)
  • Post mediation.

Stress management

How to Meditate guide [.pdf 478KB] explores why meditation is helpful, and demonstrates a step by step guide to the process, including:

  • Relaxing your body and mind
  • Making your mind stable, and
  • Keeping your mind clear.

Stress type assessment [.pdf 59KB] helps you determine whether you are ‘Type A’ or ‘Type B’.

Conflict and stress guide [.pdf 131KB] includes information such as:

  • Stress: What happens
  • A map of stress
  • Stress personalities.

Relaxation information sheet [.pdf 30KB] covers the following:

  • Why do you need to take time to relax?
  • Relaxation & study
  • What does ongoing stress do to the human body?
  • Why take a deep breath?
  • How to breathe for relaxation
  • Additional methods of relaxation.

General self-help sheets

Eating disorders: Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating information sheet [.pdf 48KB] includes information on:

  • What are eating disorders?
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia and binge eating disorder
  • Treatment options
  • Tips for self-help
  • How to help a friend with an eating disorder
  • Further information and resources.

Information for new mature-aged students [.pdf 41KB] covers many frequently asked questions and some helpful tips on adjusting to university life.

Overcoming low self-esteem sheet [.pdf 47KB] includes:

  • What is low self-esteem?
  • How low self-esteem can develop and be maintained
  • How low self-esteem can affect your life
  • Treatment options
  • Tips for self-help
  • Further information and resources.

Overcoming homesickness and adjusting to university life [.pdf 51KB] contains tips for international students and other newcomers, including:

  • What is homesickness?
  • How can you tell if you are homesick or having difficulty adjusting?
  • How homesickness or adjustment difficulties can affect your life
  • Treatment options
  • Tips for self-help.

Self-care following a relationship break-up information sheet [.pdf 42KB] covers:

  • Common responses and beliefs
  • Helpful tips
  • Stages of grief
  • Balance
  • “Can we still be friends?”
  • Beginning a new relationship
  • When children are involved
  • Specialist help.

Sleep problems self-help sheet [.pdf 33KB] below includes the following contents:

  • Do I have a sleep problem?
  • Normal sleep and the stages of sleep
  • Tips for self-help: improving sleep
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Sleep rules
  • Tips to reduce thinking and worrying in bed.

Audio downloads

Our audio downloads provide guided meditations and a number of basic relaxation exercises.


Videos

At Counselling and Disability Services we produce a range of videos which you can watch on our YouTube channel.

Counselling Service publications

We have several inexpensive booklets aimed at helping students cope with a range of issues.

Study skills

Treading Water While the Sharks are Circling: Practical Study Skills for Secondary Students

By Dr Jim Elliott

This booklet offers a wide range of practical tips on how to tackle issues such as:

  • Time management
  • Getting the most out of class time
  • Memory techniques
  • Active study
  • Exam preparation.

The author is an experienced counsellor at both secondary and tertiary level, and the book is written in an attractive, friendly style that most students have found easy to understand.

Over 100,000 copies have been sold throughout Australia since 1989. It is in wide use in secondary schools across the nation. The updated 2001 edition, which includes a new ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section, is now available.

Treading Water is priced at $4.00 (GST included) per copy.

Managing exam anxiety

Avoiding the Black Hole of Despair: A guide to managing exam anxiety

By Dr Joyce Chong, Dr Jim Elliott and Dr Sean Murray

Many students study well, only to falter in the final weeks or during exams because of high levels of anxiety. This immensely useful resource by experienced psychologists will help students understand what causes anxiety, and learn a range of techniques to bring it under control.

The booklet includes a relaxation CD with 4 tracks to help students learn relaxation techniques.

We are confident this booklet will help many students perform their best in exams. The contents are based on resources that we have been using with very positive results over the past decade.

Avoiding the Black Hole of Despair is priced at $5.00 (GST included) per copy.

Overcoming procrastination

Fight That Sinking Feeling: Overcome Procrastination

By Ariane Cummins and Dr Joyce Chong

It is such a common problem—students have good intentions, but put off getting started.
This booklet looks at the various reasons students procrastinate. Not all procrastinators are the same!

The authors, both psychologists, also suggest a range of different strategies to suit different styles of procrastination. These well-tested techniques can help students address study demands in a timely manner.

Fight that Sinking Feeling is priced at $4.00 (GST included) per copy.

How to order

A note on booklet prices and distribution

These booklets have been priced so that schools can afford to provide a copy to each student. Our customers value this policy and have found our resources to be very helpful.

For further information please contact us to have a chat about your needs and whether our booklets will be useful to you.

Ordering copies

You can order the booklets in one of two ways. You can either order online with your credit card or by submitting the order form below via the following details:

Email: counselling@curtin.edu.au
Fax: +61 8 9266 3052

Mailing address:

Book Orders
Counselling Service
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Perth  WA 6845

Please remember to attach your purchase order when submitting your order form.