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Discussion for Building Resilience - Managing Addictive Habits

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Nov 13, 2020

Speaker(s): Marin Rieger, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac, graduate student, and postdoc programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email 

Habits are hard to break.  And when we are faced with a monumental shift in our day to day lives, isolation from whom and what we love, and fear about the future, we are likely to rely on habits even more than usual.  If you are struggling to make sense of your own addictive behaviors, this internal fight may be particularly challenging while physically distancing from others.  Being secluded from coworkers, friends, and family members, is likely to create a sense of loneliness.  When we feel lonely, this can create negative feelings that we may be tempted to numb.   Using research on habit change, along with some compassionate support, you can gain the tools you need to develop a happier and healthier you and thrive in our new version of normal.

Please join us for an online discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Marin Rieger.   Building your resiliency and self-care skills now will help you to successfully navigate through periods of growth, and will serve you well throughout your academic and career path.  Even if you can’t join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.