Finding Balance in Academia: Prioritizing Mental and Physical Wellness

Thursday, June 06, 2024 at 9:30am to 5:00pm

Koch Institute 76-156, 76-156 500 Main Street, 02139

Ā We are thrilled to invite you to a groundbreaking event at MIT: our inaugural mini-conference, "Finding Balance in Academia: Prioritizing Mental and Physical Wellness." This event is a departmental and school collaborative effort between Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Koch Institute, the School of Engineering, and the School of Science.
All members of the MIT community are welcome: Staff, Faculty and Students.

Welcome and Breakfast ā€“ 9:30-10:00am

Session 1 ā€“ 10:00-11:30am

šŸ” Discover Your Inner Child: Reparenting Ourselves in Professional Settings šŸ”

Join Leslie Priscilla, founder of Latinx Parenting, for a transformative journey toward self-discovery and empowerment. Learn how reparenting can positively impact your professional and personal life.

Lunch ā€“ 11:30-12:30pm

Session 2 - 12:30-2:00pm

šŸŽ“ Dismantle the Hidden Curriculum with MIT Experts! šŸŽ“

Uncover and dismantle the unspoken norms of academia with Ruthann Thomas, Director of the Teaching + Learning Lab. Join the interactive workshop to create more inclusive educational communities.

Coffee and Snack Break ā€“ 2:00-2:30pm

Session 3 - 2:30-4:00pm

šŸ§˜ā€ā™€ļø Embrace Your Body: Beyond the Mat šŸ§˜ā€ā™‚ļø

Join Rachel (Rae) Estapa, creator of More to Love Yoga, for a session that challenges conventional body norms through yoga and mindfulness practices. Grab your water bottle and join us on the mat!

Holding Circle ā€“ 4:00-5:00pm

šŸŒæ Holding Circle: Reflect and Connect šŸŒæ

Join Leslie Priscilla, founder of Latinx Parenting, for a healing-centered Holding Circle. Share and process your mini-conference experiences in a supportive community.

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Health/Wellness, Career Development, Diversity/Inclusion

Events By Audience

MIT Community, Students, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Engineering (SoE), School of Science


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