WORK-LIFE BALANCE AND MENTAL HEALTH
What is your purpose in life? To become a successful researcher? Or living a happy life with your family? For a young researcher, it is always a challenge to maintain that balance. If you are the kind of a person who seeks to establish the elusive balance between your research and personal pursuits, this panel is for you. This panel aims to share the work-life balance experience of researchers and give attendees the chance to ask questions and advice. The speaker will also suggest ways to manage stress and the panel will discuss what strategies we can all incorporate in our daily lives to achieve a balance.
Douglas Baker is a licensed therapist, author and Kripalu Yoga teacher. His work focuses on the intersection of mental health, meditation and yoga. He presents workshops for therapists on holistic mental health skills and teaches on mindfulness and yoga for numerous companies and universities, including Harvard University, Boston College, MIT, and Mass General Hospital. He is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and was a featured presenter in 2018 at the Harvard Medical School conference on meditation and psychotherapy. His first book, Five-Minute Mindfulness: Walking was released in 2017.