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Postbac Discussion for Building Resilience - Testing & Application Stress

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Dec 06, 2019

Speaker(s): Annie Scheiner, LCMFT, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs.

So many of our postbacs are currently worried about MCATs, GREs, and other standardized tests that are gateways to their next steps.  For some of us, no matter what strategies we try we are left feeling that we are not good enough.  It is hard not to feel that our score defines us as a person, even though we know we are so much more than our performance on this one test.  While applying for graduate or professional school, you will experience many ups and downs and expend lots of time and energy.  Writing personal statements, practicing your interviewing skills, and waiting to receive an answer are all stressful, but not all stress is bad for you.  Positive stress can create motivation and focus and may even feel exciting. Learning how to leverage short-term positive stress can help us to focus, motivate us to work harder, successfully navigate transitions, or complete a difficult task.  Let's explore ways to utilize positive stress and to better cope during your testing and application process.   

The resiliency group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive methods to build resilience and self-care skills.  Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Annie Scheiner.  Even if you can’t join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.  We would rather you come late or leave early, than not come at all.