Virtual Workshop Opportunity on Intentional Gratitude

GWISE is offering virtual sessions to strengthen your gratitude muscles and improve your wellbeing

This April we’re excited to be hosting author and blogger Deborah Hawkins who is leading a virtual two-part workshop on intentional gratitude. The workshop dates are April 14th and April 21st at 8 pm EST and are expected to last an hour each. Fill out this form by April 7 at midnight to RSVP!

What is intentional gratitude and why should you care? Research tells us that having a gratitude practice has many positive effects. It can help you sleep better, bounce back after setbacks and encourage a positive mindset. Intentional gratitude takes these benefits a step further. It is based on several simple concepts.

  • By learning how to bring yourself into a grateful state, you are celebrating your unique character. 
  • Gratitude, at its most powerful, is internally directed (based on how well you know yourself) not as a response to good fortune or luck.  
  • There are things to appreciate all around us. We benefit when we learn how to identify those things.

What will you get out of this workshop? A framework for creating and adapting a gratitude practice – a set of tools – that will support you. The first session on April 14th will cover the concepts of intentional gratitude and guide attendees through developing their own personal gratitude themes.  Between the two sessions, attendees will identify four or five personal themes. In the second session on April 21st, we’ll look at everyday situations and how Your themes might show up in those scenarios. 

Graduate school is a journey full of discoveries – that’s what makes it exciting! But along that journey we experience dark nights of the soul where we question ourselves and what we are doing. Additionally, women in STEM are often a minority in their labs and face unique struggles on top of the pressures of graduate work. That’s why we’re so excited to be hosting this workshop, because we think it can help members of our community get through those challenges.

Last but not least we’d like to make sure everyone knows all our events are open to people of all gender identities. All are welcome!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing spring break, and see you at the workshop 🙂