Earlier in march Pernille Steen Pedersen did a webinar on CBS on stress and being home alone in times of corona. Here she explained the idea of how the feeling of shame can be a cause for stress. The video produced a great response from students and staff alike, many who afterwards send mails to Pedersen explaining stress-related situations, sharing comments and insights on the topic. In this podcast Nikolaj Malchow-Møller and Pernille Steen Pedersen dive into some of these responses and discuss the issues of stress and shame. For example, one student had shared: “I can see that I have a guilty conscience all the time, which in many ways seems compatible with shame. The guilty conscience lies first and foremost in all the things I fail to accomplish. Every week, there are texts I do not read and in spite of the expectation of studying being a full-time job, I have to work to earn a living as well. All of these things contribute to my guilty conscience. I am certain that others experience the same. How can I get rid of this feeling?” Listen to the podcast below and hear their response to this honest sharing by the student. The podcast also zooms in on the importance of working with stress prevention and to create strong communities at CBS to this end, because how we see and acknowledge our selves and each other is central to address the underlying triggers of stress.