How to stop those unhealthy thoughts

We haven’t run any sessions on the Imposter Syndrome this year, so I thought this post about ‘negative self talk’ might be helpful.

The Thesis Whisperer

Eve Hermansson-Webb recently completed her Doctoral degree in Psychology, concurrently with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Otago. Her thesis investigated the spread of depression and self-injury within adolescent girls’ friendship groups. She is currently backpacking through South East Asia and Europe, after which she will return to the Southern Hemisphere to take up full-time work as a Clinical Psychologist. In this post Eve confronts that negative self talk that many of us can fall into and offers some ideas for changing it.

A valuable and timely post – thanks Eve!

Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 8.39.32 pmDoing a PhD can be a stressful and challenging experience.

At times, you can find yourself feeling overwhelmed… depressed… anxious. I experienced a gamut of emotions whilst writing my thesis, and occasionally I struggled with poor morale and low self-esteem.

At such times, my internal thoughts were my own worst enemy. However, having done…

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