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September 2019

DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a…

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DSS Wellness: Introduction to the Enneagram

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

At a deep level the Enneagram tells about the relationship between personality and essence, or authentic spirit. This workshop will focus on a basic overview of the nine personality types as distinct aspects of human nature that can be found in all of us regardless of one's type. We will see how these nine types manifest in our lives, learn about the essential qualities of each type, identify the directions of disintegration and stress, and discover paths of transformation through healing attitudes that…

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DSS Wellness: Stress & Resilience (2-part series)

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands and/or threats whether real or imagined and can be both positive as well as negative. Stress can also accumulate over time and start to have a significant effect on health and wellbeing.  When stress outweighs our resources, we find ourselves in a state of collapse. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from stress. As a whole, resilience is a factor that can deflect the state of collapse and is a…

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 1

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Finding a Mentor

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding a faculty mentor is key to a graduate student’s training, progress, and success. This workshop will prepare participants to identify key aspects of a mentoring relationship that they value, develop skills and attributes to succeed with different types of mentoring styles, and provide perspectives from a panel of current graduate students. Mentoring conventions in different academic disciplines will be highlighted through discussions and case studies. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those with diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically…

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 2

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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October 2019

DSS Wellness: Communication Hits and Misses

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do we fight, flight, freeze or fawn and what games are we playing when we engage? There are as many misunderstandings as there are attempts to communicate. Have you ever had a moment where you felt that you and another person were talking just past each other instead of with each other? Have you ever laughed at yourself because you completely misunderstood a communication? Have you ever asked a question and received every answer except the one you were seeking?…

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Effective Communication with Your Mentor

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is key to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. This workshop will provide participants opportunities to generate approaches that address communication challenges with academic mentors and strategies for assertive, clear communication. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those who have diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically diverse, international, LGBTQIA, and military-affiliated). Students are also encouraged to sign up for the Effective Mentoring Series offered through the Professional Development Program. Sponsored by The Graduate School’s Professional Development program, Diversity and Student Success, and CIRTL at UNC…

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DSS Wellness: Navigating Conflict

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do you do when you disagree with your partner, your friend, or your advisor? Do you dig your heels in? Do you run away? Do you stop in your tracks? Does it matter if there’s a power differential? Thinking about how you manage conflict – and how others manage conflict – can be critical in helping you figure out a reasonable path forward. When interacting in a professional setting, we are likely to run into misunderstandings and communication failures.…

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DSS Wellness: Healthy Relationships Outside of Work and Academia

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you know what a healthy relationship is? Are you able to identify toxic patterns in your interactions? Do you find yourself attracted to people who are damaging to your wellbeing? Are you stuck in a dysfunctional family dynamic? Are you curious about how to take your good relationship to a deeper and more intimate level of satisfaction? How do you cultivate fulfilling relationships? If any of the above are of interest to you then this workshop is for you!…

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