Whether you are a member of the faculty or staff, a student or postdoctoral associate or postdoctoral fellow, call on us whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems, no matter where you are located. In addition to one-on-one consultations, we offer a wide range of programs that address specific life issues and events.
The fire in East Cambridge on 12/3/16 affected many individuals and families who lost a sense of safety, as well as their homes and belongings as the fire swept through their neighborhood. In addition, pets may have died. If you, or another member of the MIT community has been affected, you can contact a counselor, confidentially and at no cost, at MIT MyLife Services. We want to remind all faculty, staff, postdocs and family members that MIT MyLife Services is available to help anyone who would like support for the impact of the fire, or any other life concern. To reach MIT MyLife Services, call 844-405-LIFE (5433) at any time (24/7).
The U.S. elections are over and the people of our country are taking stock after the 2016 presidential election. There is a level of exhaustion after a long and contentious campaign that has brought to light the extent of many divisions among the American people. You may find yourself experiencing many complex emotions: uncertainty, relief, anxiety, sadness, confusion, exhaustion, helplessness, anger, excitement, or satisfaction. We want to remind all faculty, staff, postdocs and family members that MIT MyLife Services is available to help anyone who would like consultation or support during this ongoing process of change. To reach MIT MyLife Services, call 844-405-LIFE (5433) at any time (24/7).
Finally, keep in mind the words MIT President L. Rafael Reif sent in his letter to the MIT Community on 11/9/16: “…let us find ways to listen to one another – with sympathy, humility, decency, respect and kindness.”
Changing How You Respond to Stress
Presenter – Bara Litman, Psy.D., CEAP; Program Manager, MIT Work-Life Center
Stressful situations can be seen as obstacles in your life that can cause you to be overwhelmed, reactive, sleep deprived, lacking energy, or worse. Your response to stress can make it hard to think or problem-solve at work and at home. In this seminar, you will explore what stress is and isn’t. You will learn about your own ability to identify situations that may increase your stress and, most importantly, you will practice how to monitor your stress response and decrease its negative impact.
The MIT Work-Life Center is featured in the September 2016 issue of Workplaces Magazine. Read more about MIT's commitment to providing high-quality lactation rooms across the MIT campus.
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