Welcome to PhD Unplugged!
Juggling all the different tasks in your PhD can be tough. How to start when work is piling up? How to perform well when there is so much pressure? How to relax when work is always on your mind? How to make plans when the future is uncertain?
In 𝐏𝐡𝐃 𝐔𝐧𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐝, we bring together PhD students and professional coaches. Every podcast episode, we will talk about common struggles and how to overcome them.
Episode #3 - Stereotypes in Academia
What does it mean to not fit the stereotype of a scientist? In this episode PhD student Noor Abdulhussain shares with us how coming from a non-western background has made her demand a lot from herself and work extra hard during her PhD studies and beyond. Together with coaching practitioner and researcher Dr. Raija Salomaa, we discuss how finding recognition can help us when we are doubting ourselves or our place in academia.
Episode #2 - Self-Compassion
In this episode, we speak to self-compassion pioneer Dr. Steven Hickman and PhD candidate Yoni Schirris about the power of self-compassion. We discuss:
the concept of self-compassion and how it helps to deal with an inner critical voice
the three components of self-compassion: mindfulness, common humanity and self-kindness
the science behind self-compassion: how it makes us more successful and navigate through (PhD) life with ease
building a self-compassion routine: start small and be patient
the importance of mindful moments: where are your feet?
the self-compassion paradox: how to make self-compassion work by letting go of it working
a common misconception: how self-compassion is different from self-pity
self-compassion in academia: be the change you want to see
self-compassion break: a pocket practice for every day
the fierce side of self-compassion: why self-compassion is more than warmth and tenderness
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Episode #1 - Insecurities
Everyone is insecure now and then, but sometimes, insecurities can really stand ourselves in the way. How do deal with insecurities in your PhD, we will talk about it together with our two guests, Daphne van der Kruijssen and executive coach Jenny Rogers.