Building on the foundational ideas covered in the introductory webinar about creative strategies for graduate student survival, this 8 week program explores a range of strategies more deeply. Each week, participants will have the opportunity to work with a creative strategy to gain clarity about their concerns and insights into any insecurities about graduate study.
The first hour will provide information and practice opportunities for each person to work through the process.
A 30 minute extension will be available for those who would like to ask questions or have an experience of laser coaching with Dr Kat.
As an academic and music therapy researcher at the University of Melbourne for 20 years, Professor Katrina McFerran understands the impact of working in this extremely competitive environment, with high expectations requiring enormous commitment and resources. She has worked with extremely competent individuals who nonetheless feel uncertain and stressed about whether they are 'good enough' to succeed. Unfortunately, the strategies that have enabled most people to get this far are not sufficient for further flourishing. Working harder and longer does not address the sense of pressure or constant self-questioning that leads to feelings of lethargy, despair and harsh self-critique. However, research has shown that creative approaches can serve as a launchpad for further work by identifying barriers to success and affording new perspectives.
In this program, Dr Kat will share the approaches she has developed to empower people to gain clarity about their life’s purpose and make decisions about the present and the future. Participants in her programs have rediscovered their excitement for life, reconnected with joy and hopefulness and have been able to envisage a future that was fulfilling and rewarding.