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ONLINE ONLY - (5:00-5:30 p.m.) Mindfulness Meditation - "Taking in the Good"

Small Group: Personal Development; Wellness

Jun 03, 2021

Speaker(s): Michael Sheridan, PhD, OITE Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs
This event is recommended for: Summer Interns; Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Although negativity bias within the human species is well-documented as part of our inherited biological survival tendencies, it can really get in the way of our experiencing and enjoying the good things in life.  We seldom pause to really “take in” a beautiful scene from nature, a loving gesture from someone close to us, or the satisfaction of reaching a goal (off to the next experiment…).  As we begin to come out of the pandemic, it is important to "take in" what is positive in our lives right now.  This week’s Mindfulness Meditation will help us practice a four-step process developed by Dr. Rick Hanson for “Taking in the Good.”  Give yourself 30 minutes to explore how this practice can help you bring more positivity into your life. 

The Zoom link will be distributed via NIH Trainee Listservs. If you need the link immediately please email