A workshop on Befriending your inner critic will take place on Tuesday 15 November from 1 - 3pm GMT as part of our Research Software Camp: Supporting Mental Health.
This free two-hour session will be an opportunity to take a step back from the pressures of your day. We’ll turn our research curiosity towards our experience of navigating our research and research software work environments.
We’ll discuss how mindfulness can help us to get to know our own inner critic and hear a little about the western psychology perspective. There will be space to try out mindfulness meditations that can calm unhelpful thought patterns and cultivate self-compassion, so that we can let our creativity and confidence benefit our work.
This session has been developed and will be led by Anita Banerji, Research Associate at The Software Sustainability Institute exploring the impact of the SSI’s work and equity, diversity and inclusivity. Anita has lots of experience in writing software from her previous scientific research career and has been practising meditation for nearly 15 years. She is an accredited mindfulness teacher through Breathworks.