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Thriving Thursday: Making Mistakes Matter

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Wellness

May 26, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker(s): Jenn Wiggins, MA, LPC, 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

Mistakes are a natural part of life. However, we often associate mistakes with failure eliciting a fear response. This fear response can cause us to feel stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain. This Thriving Thursday we will explore ways to diffuse the pressure of creating a mistake, build comfort being in the discomfort zone, and embrace learning through mistakes. This Thriving Thursday will be facilitated by OITE Wellness Advisor Jenn Wiggins. 

American Sign Language interpreting services, CART services, and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, should contact or the NIH Interpreting Office directly, via email, at Requests should be made at least five business days in advance, when possible, in order to ensure interpreter availability.