CLIMATE AND EARTH
3 May 2023
We have a new Lunch Webinar series for you.
Together with Desiree Dickerson we created an exciting series of three webinars that will run in June (7th, 9th, 15th). Please save the dates!
These webinars are targeted for all status groups. Please do not hesitate and register today!
All webinars will start with a 45-minute formal presentation with slides followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. There will be a handout / summary sheet for distribution after each webinar.
June, 7 at 12:00:
Parenting and academia: managing the mental load
How do we juggle work life balance when “life” comes with such a huge mental load? When the family to-do list is three times as long as the work to-do list and it seems you are always the one that has to remember everything? The thinking part of having children is permanent and it is exhausting. How can we thrive at work while navigating the worry and guilt of managing a family at home? How do we learn to share the planning and management of our homes effectively instead of just delegating tasks? It is possible.
In this webinar we will:
- explore what mental load is, how it manifests in our daily lives, and why it’s harmful.
- learn to check in with our expectations.
- learn to decontaminate our time so that we can be more effective in our work and more present at home.
- identify worry and self-doubt loops and how to stop them.
- learn to zoom out to fit everything in.
- explore mindfulness and self-compassion as tools to help us be present.
June, 9 at 12:00:
Conflict is a part of any relationship. And is more frequent when, like in academia, stress is high and resources scarce. How we navigate conflict is what matters most.
In this interactive webinar we explore how to:
- recognise key triggers for conflict in academic and supervisory relationships.
- learn to recognise our working style and our working needs (and those of our colleague or students).
- identify where our styles clash and how to navigate these clashes.
- develop practical tools to approach important discussions – phrases and words that can either help to escalate or resolve situations.
- learn to uncover the real issues underpinning the conflict and the role that context plays.
June, 15 at 12:30:
Taming the inner critic
We all have an inner voice in our heads. It is an essential part of what makes us human and it is designed to help us navigate the world and to keep us safe. The problem is, in order to keep us safe it tends to focus on the negatives, the perceived threats, and all the possible ways that we might mess up, fall down, or embarrass ourselves.
In this webinar we:
- explore how our inner voice shapes our thoughts, our mood, our choices, and our productivity;
- address the critical inner voices that drive perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and self-doubt that sabotage our motivation and enjoyment for our work;
- learn how to rewrite that inner critic to a voice that allows for more mental space and energy to
- think, create, be present, and thrive.
Bio of Desiree Dickerson PhD: she is a clinical psychologist who specializes in academic mental health and wellbeing.
A former researcher herself, Desiree is now based in Europe and works with leading academic institutions, lab groups, and academics themselves in the pursuit of a healthier approach to research.
She has also contributed to the dialogue around mental health and well-being in academia through recent pieces in Nature and Science on imposter syndrome, perfectionism, grad school mental health and Mental health strategies during COVID.
When you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Sebastian Zubrzycki: firstname.lastname@example.org.