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The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the Durban University of Technology partnered with the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) for lectures on Mind Education Training.

IYF is a Christian organisation that aims to promote a healthy mindset for youth to step up to leadership and break free from their existing limitations.

The lectures which are held at the Cane Growers Hall in ML Sultan Campus began yesterday, Monday, 08 October 2018 and end today, Tuesday, 09 October 2018.

Speaking during the lecture on the theme “The Power of optimism”, Mind Education specialist, Hyun Seok Park, highlighted hope and self-belief as important personal attributes of positive thinking.

“It is simple. If we don’t believe in doctors, the impact of good medicine won’t be felt and it won’t help us. If you tell yourself that it is going to be a good day, it actually becomes the best day,” he said.

He further described stress as a studied health condition that is based on personal beliefs. “If we change our thoughts and be positive things improve,” added Park.

Highlighting the importance of bringing such programmes to students, IYF Director, Gijin Han (Paul) said: “We hope with our youth programmes students of this University will become bright minds for the future and become leaders for the world.”

Sinokuhle Kwili, who is doing her second year in Marketing said the lecture was an eye-opener on issues relating to stress.

“I learnt a lot about how stress can affect our health. Basically, if you change your mindset, you can change your health as well. I also learnt that optimism can prolong your lifespan and helps you live a healthy life,” she said.

Pictured: Mind Education specialist, Hyun Seok Park speaking at Cane Growers Hall, ML Sultan Campus.

Sandile Lukhozi


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