Compass is a university guidance counselling and wellbeing service that offers support to students and their academic mentors. Personalized advice, tips and workshops: everything you need to make the most of university life.
The University of Navarra offers a holistic approach to student education by creating a space where study and work can be combined with a healthy lifestyle.
The Guidance Counselling and Wellbeing Unit enacts this mission by offering advice, guidance and support that address situations in which students may experience difficulty. The Unit also provides resources for student self-care and personal growth, as well as training for professors who mentor students.
The Guidance Counselling and Wellbeing Unit is part of the Health and Wellbeing set out in the University's 2025 Strategy.
The unit comprises a multidisciplinary team of professionals working at the University, whose goal is to guide and support adaptation to university life, and enhance the academic performance, emotional stability and personal growth of all students.
1. Personalized guidance
How we can help you
- Emotion management
- Stress and anxiety management
- Affective relationships
- Healthy lifestyle habits
- Addictive behaviors
- Diversity and disability awareness and care
- Time management
- Adaptation to university life
What we do not provide
- Comprehensive personalized therapy
- Psychological therapy
- Medical or psychiatric treatment
Contact via email or phone
The schedule for in-person attention (with previous quotation ) is: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 to 14h, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 15:30 to 17:30h, in the office S990 of Central Building. In addition, in schedule work, from 8:30 to 14:00h and from 15:30 to 17:30h, you can contact the Guidance and Welfare Unit through the phone/whatsapp 699 39 34 02 or in the mail email@example.com.
Office S990 is located on floor -1 of Central Building. These are the addresses.
2. Training in self-care and wellbeing
Organization of group workshops (depending on demand, limited groups).
The workshops are training experiences for limited groups, with a practical and participative character, with learning, awareness or acquisition objectives skill. In principle, they will have a format of single 2-hour sessions, although some workshops will have feedback or follow-up sessions. Workshops may be repeated throughout the course so that more students can benefit from them.
Send suggestions for workshops to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on management stress and wellness promotion
Arturo Lecumberri, psychologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
In the workshop we will learn to know a framework of emotional regulation, to know how to detect and manage individual stressors and regulators. It is about knowing oneself and getting into the internal dynamics that lead us to move away from emotional well-being and lose balance. There are no "magic pills" that eliminate discomfort: we learn to live with ourselves and to manage difficulties in an adaptive and healthy way.
Workshop on Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Julen Arellano, psychologist spanish psychology residency program , Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Victoria Nieuwenhuys, psychologist, Psychology Club
Despite the proven evidence of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, it is easy to get carried away by chaotic schedules, sedentary lifestyles, junk food and disordered eating. In this workshop we will jointly address physical exercise, nutrition and sleep, indicators and regulators of psychosomatic balance and pillars of a healthy life. We will discuss in an applied way different strategies for the acquisition of healthy habits, focusing on the positive impact on emotional well-being, with the perspective of focusing on a full life.
Technology Awareness Workshop
Javier García Manglano, Institute for Culture and Society
Charo Sádaba, School de Comunicación
The goal of this workshop is to provide information, tools and ideas to develop a healthier relationship with our smartphone. It is an opportunity to reflect on the space it occupies in our lives and become aware of its impact on our daily activities. It is aimed at those people who want to acquire healthy habits and behaviors that allow them to take advantage of the opportunities of technology without losing control over devices and applications.
Workshop on Substance Use and Abuse (Cannabis, Alcohol, Tobacco)
Sofia Neddermann, nurse, doctoral student School of Nursing
María Fernanda Parada, spanish medical residency program Psychiatry, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Do you dare to put to test your knowledge about cannabis, alcohol and tobacco? In this workshop we will learn about the effects of the most widely consumed toxic substances among university students, to help us become aware of their risks and what we lose if we get into their use and abuse. Help yourself, financial aid to your classmates. Through an interactive game, participants will be able to discover which subject of consumption they have, the risks and its consequences.
Sexual and gynecological health workshop for university students
Cristina Vidal, psychologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
María Aubá, gynecologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
"My body is mine, my body is me. I want to take care of my sexuality and my relationships. I respect myself, I respect you, you respect me". In the workshop we will reflect on ways to live a healthy sexuality based on respect, scientific evidence, integrated in the person and developed in the harmony of relationships. It is about acquiring tools and speech to gain in security, confidence and leadership. "To make myself. I am a woman, I take care of myself".
Workshop on Emotional Dependency and Toxic Relationships
Carolina Lupo, Institute for Culture and Society
Raquel Martín, psychologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
The need and desire that we all experience to establish healthy emotional bonds can sometimes confuse many and turn into real relationships of emotional dependence. This can happen between friends or in couple relationships. These dependencies cause a lot of damage to the people involved, sometimes even turning into toxic relationships, almost without realizing it. The causes are usually diverse and complex, and in many cases, it is the people around them who first notice this dependency. Through this workshop we will try to identify the possible causes, detect the signs of a dependent relationship and provide resources to get out of it.
Workshop on Strategies for Effective Time Management management
Francesco De Lorenzi, psychologist spanish psychology residency program , Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Leyre San Martín, psychologist, Psychology Club
In the workshop we will work on useful tools for organization and management effective use of time, to increase performance and well-being. We propose to learn how to identify priorities and goals, establish plans to achieve objectives, and acquire effective routines. The aim is to improve academic performance, in a healthy and compatible way with the development of other aspects of life.
Workshop on Personality Strengthening and Resiliency
Luís Ángel Díaz Robredo, psychologist, School of Education and Psychology
It is a psychological training program applied to students to develop instructions to strengthen personality and resilience around five factors of proven validity in mental health prevention: physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual variables. A first explanatory session will be convened to then organize a follow-up pilot program with five sessions. The pillars of the program will be addressed and an individual questionnaire will be carried out. After self-correction, reflection and an affordable psychological training approach will be helped so that each student can develop the skills on their own.
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4. Resources and guides
Keys to detect and address video game addiction
Marta Beranuy, PhD in Psychology, psychotherapist and researcher at the Public University of Navarra, talks about video game addiction.
Keys to detecting and dealing with pornography addiction
Gemma Mestre-Bach, researcher at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR), spoke at a workshop organized by the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra. In her discussion paper she spoke about pornography addiction.
Behavioral addictions: video games, pornography, gambling, shopping...
María Contreras Chicote, professor at the School of Education and Psychology of the University of Navarra, spoke at a workshop organized by the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) in which she talked about behavioral addictions.
How to deal with anxiety?
Psychologists Luis Ángel Díaz Robredo and Cristina Vidal explain how to manage anxiety and the keys to prevent it.
A history of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults.
This animated video tells the story of a young man with ADHD. It is an initiative of researchers from the group 'Mind-brain' of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra.
enquiry resources designed for you
Pedagogue, Join Us program
Psychopedagogist, researcher Institute for Culture and Society
Luis Ángel Díaz
Psychologist, Professor, University of Navarra
Psychologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Psychologist, researcher Institute for Culture and Society
Ursula Paiva Vargas
Psychologist, doctoral candidate in mental health
Psychologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
Campus San Sebastian
Psychologist, Clínica Universidad de Navarra
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More than a hundred students participate in sessions on emotional wellness
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The MUN organizes the Week of Attention, from May 23 to 25, conference to develop this capacity through workshops, conferences and meetings.
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Friendships, emotional dependence and toxic relationships, topic of a roundtable organized at the University.
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