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GELIFES Seminars - Desiree Dickerson

When:Th 17-06-2021 13:00 - 13:45

Desiree Dickerson (Academic mental health & well-being consultant)

Taming the inner critic

  • Explore how your mindset and the mental models you hold shape your thoughts, your mood, and your choices, and your productivity;
  • Address the critical inner voices that drive perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and self-doubt that sabotage your motivation and enjoyment for your work;
  • Learn how to shift your mindset in order to create more mental space and energy to think, create, be present, and thrive.

The lecture will be followed by PhD & postdoc only Q&A session: 13:45-14:30
Special hosts: Lars Zandbergen, Yanfang Wang, Corine Eising

As a former postdoctoral researcher in the neurosciences and a clinical psychologist, I have worked at both ends of the spectrum - from (lab) bench to bedside. My goal is to take the best of neuroscience, behavioural economics, and psychological practice and break it down into meaningful, practical tools to help academics to achieve peak performance in highly challenging, high-stress environments, maintain their well-being whilst striving for excellence, dial down the toxic comparison to everyone, lose the guilt that distracts us while we work and robs us of our ability to relax, learn to see their strengths and enjoy the highs and to stop amplifying the negatives.

After working in research in New Zealand, Australia, and Austria, I now live in Spain with my young family and spend my time helping academic institutions and academics themselves pursuit a healthier approach to research.

Using scientifically-proven strategies I help individuals to reframe maladaptive thought and behaviour patterns that hinder peak performance, develop habits and lifestyle choices that allow us to think, feel, perform and grow with clarity and intention, increase resilience to highly stressful environments.

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