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A snapshot into mindfulness for wellness
Jan/04 Tue 01:00PM–02:00PM
Jan/11 Tue 01:00PM–02:00PM
Jan/18 Tue 01:00PM–02:00PM
Jan/25 Tue 01:00PM–02:00PM

Are you interested in learning how to slow the hustle and bustle of the day? Want to learn techniques for managing anxiety and stress? Do you simply want some time to be still and just be in the present moment? Join this workshop! 

This course will consist of four one-hour sessions designed to provide a brief introduction to the benefits of mindfulness-based practices for overall wellness. Each session will consist of an overview of mindfulness approaches and will incorporate the practice of mindfulness exercises.  

Open to: undergraduate and graduate sstudents 
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions 
Prerequisite: None 
Registration: email Englann Taylor, Ph.D. etaylor@med.mit.edu

Registration deadline: 12/30/21

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) & self-compassion workshop
Jan/07 Fri 02:00PM–03:30PM
Jan/14 Fri 02:00PM–03:30PM
Jan/21 Fri 02:00PM–03:30PM
Jan/28 Fri 02:00PM–03:30PM

This four-session introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) will utilize self-compassion strategies to help facilitate changes in core beliefs, thinking patterns, and behaviors. The workshop will meet weekly for 90 minutes. Participants will learn what CBT is and how self-compassion can be useful in challenging beliefs and behaviors. There will be short skills practice assignments based on each week’s workshop. 

Open to: MIT undergraduate and graduate students 
Location: Virtual 
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions 
Prerequisite: None 
Registration: email Maureen Rezendes, Ph.D., mrezendes@med.mit.edu

Registration deadline: 12/30/21

DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy): Life skills workshop
Jan/04 Tue 05:00PM–06:30PM
Jan/11 Tue 05:00PM–06:30PM
Jan/18 Tue 05:00PM–06:30PM
Jan/25 Tue 05:00PM–06:30PM

Missing something in your life skills tool box? 
Amidst all of the events in the past 20 months, you may feel that you have less capacity to easily tolerate stress than had in the past. 

Join this workshop to review potentially helpful skills and evidence-based strategies that have been demonstrated to reduce physical and emotional responses and may help balance your rational, logical mindset with the more emotional mindset, so you can feel more grounded and centered in your responses and decision making. 

DBT (dialectal behavioral therapy) is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) whose primary goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. 

If you are interested in changing some of your behavioral patterns and managing your emotions more effectively, while also treating yourself and others less judgmentally, then this could be helpful to you. 

Open to: MIT undergraduate and graduate students 
Location: Virtual 
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions 
Prerequisite: None 
Registration: email Maureen Rezendes, Ph.D., mrezendes@med.mit.edu  

Registration deadline: 12/30/21

Romantic relationships during the pandemic and beyond
Jan/03 Mon 03:00PM–04:15PM
Jan/10 Mon 03:00PM–04:15PM
Jan/17 Mon 03:00PM–04:15PM
Jan/24 Mon 03:00PM–04:15PM

This four-week workshop will focus on some of the key elements in building healthy relationships. We will consider challenges commonly faced by couples, explore the role of sexuality, discuss recovering from a breakup, and more. Each session will have a didactic part followed by a reflection and discussion part. Participants are welcome to submit questions of personal interest in advance. 

Open to: MIT undergraduate and graduate students 
Location: Virtual 
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions 
Prerequisite: None 
Registration: email Maria Minkova, Psy.D., mminkova@med.mit.edu  

registration deadline: 12/30/21

When your relationship with food, weight, and body image are in conflict with your values
Jan/20 Thu 02:00PM–04:00PM
Jan/27 Thu 02:00PM–04:00PM

Do you feel that you are frequently thinking about food, your weight, or your body image? When we are so focused on these things, we often miss important aspects of life in front of us. We might also find that we are unable to participate in meaningful activities for fear of how they may affect these concerns. If we continue to maintain our focus on these eating and body concerns, what else might we be missing in our lives? In this two-part workshop we will identify individual values you may use to move towards a more meaningful life.

Open to: MIT undergraduate and graduate students 
Location: Virtual 
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions 
Prerequisite: None 
Registration: email Christina Brothers, L.ICSW, cbrothers@med.mit.edu

registration deadline: 1/17/2022