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Virtual Author Event: Jennifer Eberhardt on Biased

Join us for a virtual conversation with Stanford psychology professor and author Jennifer Eberhardt who will discuss her book, “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.” An acclaimed and powerful examination of unconscious racial bias from one of the world’s leading experts the book has been selected as the second title for our collaboration with the Palo Alto Library’s virtual Palo Alto Reads series.

Quick Bytes: Exploring What Works for You: Self-Care and Time Management

Do you find it challenging to structure your day and sustain motivation? Have you tried hard to manage your time with calendars and other tools, and it just does not work for you? You are not alone, and you are not at fault. Time management is more about managing your energy, enabling and supporting yourself, and shifting your mindset to learn to navigate each day as it unfolds. Join other grad students to explore this different approach and how to practice it in your daily life.

Quick Bytes: Gentle Reset: Embracing New Beginnings

Our challenges do not disappear with the turn of a calendar, yet something about this time of year inspires a reset. How can we embrace the new beginning of a year while honoring the continued reality of our circumstances? This workshop introduces principles of mindfulness and self-compassion as tools for meeting the moment. Through contemplative practice and reflective exercises we begin to see clearly where we are and identify where we want to be. We set intentions based in hope, not fear. We move away from shame toward what nourishes.

Quick Bytes: Emotional Regulation: Soothing Amidst Struggle & Optimal Functioning in the Face of Challenge

Have you ever felt like ​your differing emotions are fighting for control of your decision-making and behavior? In this interactive presentation, participants will develop an understanding of the emotional regulation systems based on the work of Paul Gilbert and Rick Hanson, and how our neglect of one of these, the “mammalian caregiving system” is at the root of much of our distress.

Impostor Syndrome: "Am I An Impostor? And If So, So What?"

An estimated 70% of people experience impostor feelings at some point in their lives. It is widespread across academic campuses, and Stanford is no exception. A campus survey by Professor Margot Gerritsen showed that many students experience the feelings or fear of being a fake, of not having what it takes, the fear of disappointing advisors, of being "found out" to not be as smart as they were thought to be. She will share her findings and some personal experiences with the impostor syndrome, and discuss some ways to overcome it, or at least make steps toward it.

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