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Compassionate Mind Training for PhDs

Tame your inner critic and find a healthy balance

Are you struggling with a harsh inner critic or unhealthy perfectionism? This can cause a lot of stress and can reduce your pleasure in work or productivity. In this training you’ll become more aware of your stress triggers. You’ll work on slowing down, tame your inner critic and cultivate a compassionate mindset. All this will help you to find a healthy balance and enjoy your work. Also there will be room for sharing and supporting each other.

Course description

We will use techniques from Compassion Mind Training to help you balance your mind, body and actions. This approach combines evidence-based and research-based Western therapy techniques such as CBT, Mindfulness and recent research on human development and brain studies. 

There will also be room for sharing and supporting each other. 

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Daisy Alsemgeest, psychologist and trainer at UvA Student Services

Sachlan Apil, psychologist and trainer at UvA Student Services