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Discussion for Building Resilience - Self-compassion for Trainees

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Aug 18, 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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

This session is only for NIH Intramural Trainees.  This online session will be held with Zoom.  The meeting link will be distributed via the NIH Trainee Listservs. If you need the link immediately please email

Most of us spend more time in our heads or talking to ourselves than we will ever spend talking with others. Would you say to others, a good friend for example, the types of things you say to yourself? Using the principles of self-compassion, we’ll examine how the messaging we give ourselves impacts our feelings, mood, outlook, and success. By holding more compassion for ourselves, we make room to welcome greater understanding that is rooted in kindness for us and those around us. Join our conversation as we explore opportunities to understand what self-compassion is and how you can put it to work for you! 

Please join us for an online discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Fabian Drain.  The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive ways to build resilience and self-care skills. Even if you can't join us for the entire hour, we encourage you to still attend.  




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.