Beating Stress and Self-doubt Bright Side programme

This programme works with both your mind and body, giving you practical tools to alleviate stress, feel productive and be confident in who you are to achieve the things that matter to you.

The programme is free for all AUT students.

Hear from our guide

Learn more about what you can expect from the programme.

What you'll gain

  • An understanding of the causes of stress in your mind and body
  • Strategies to relieve stress
  • Ability to listen to your thoughts and control negative self-talk
  • Ways to achieve balance and control in your life
  • Confidence in your ability to manage your energy and time

2024 Semester 1 dates and times

Programme sessions will be held at AUT’s City Campus on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Wednesday 13 March, 10am – 12pm
  • Session 2: Wednesday 20 March, 10am – 12pm
  • Session 3: Wednesday 27 March, 10am – 12pm
  • Session 4: Wednesday 3 April, 10am – 12pm
  • Session 5: Wednesday 10 April, 10am – 12pm

A momentum meeting will be held at the AUT City Campus on the following date:

  • Wednesday, 1 May 10am – 12pm

Ready to join Bright Side’s Beating Stress and Self-doubt programme? Apply today – it’s easy! Submit your application before 5pm, Wednesday 6 March. Contact if you have any questions.

Apply for this programme here

About Brian


Brian is a wellness coach and facilitator, who has helped hundreds of people around the world lead more balanced and meaningful lives.
With a background in neuroscience and more than 15 years of experience teaching and practising yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and different healing modalities, Brian is able to synthesize modern scientific knowledge with ancient wisdom to help people get the results they desire.

Committed to conscious lifestyle practices, Brian co-founded Conscious Action, a movement of people committed to living more intentionally, and You Being You, offering practical lifelong, wellbeing pathways for heart-connected conscious living.


To apply for the programme, you must be:

  • An AUT student in New Zealand, studying a degree level programme, part-time or full-time.
  • Able to commit to all programme dates.
  • Able to go through a selection process to participate.

If you have questions about the programme or your eligibility, email us.

Information video

Should your application be successful, you'll be emailed a short introductory video on what to expect from Bright Side and the programme. It's important that you watch this to gauge whether you want to follow through with the sessions.

Spaces on the programme are limited and not all applicants will be selected, but there will be a waiting list for future programmes.

Contact us

Want to find out more about how we can help you reach your potential?

Email the Bright Side team at: