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Discussion for Building Resilience - Managing Imposter Fears and Cognitive Distortions

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Aug 24, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker(s): Liann Seiter, 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 

We all have patterns of thinking that are unhelpful and sometimes distorted, which often become our habitual way of interacting with the world. These false beliefs are usually self-limiting and self-defeating and can negatively impact us both professionally and personally. At times, these thoughts cause many of us to feel less confident and knowledgeable than we really are - - so we feel like an imposter or that we do not belong. Let’s talk about how to recognize these negative patterns and thoughts, and make positive changes.  This session will help you to explore strategies for facing and minimizing negative thoughts, identifying positive qualities, and communicating in a more assertive and confident manner.   

Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Liann Seiter. The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive ways to build resilience and self-care skills.

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.