Life Skills for Young Scientists (LiSYS)

A yearlong mentorship program, March 2023—March 2024

This is the archived page of resources from the 2023 LiSYS program.

Monthly Videos, Homework, and Podcasts

Videos from the monthly meetings are available only to program participants. The entire collection of videos can be found on Vimeo using the password which was sent by email. Monthly talks are publicly available and the full collection can accessed on Anchor or Spotify.

  1. Introduction to Meditation, March 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  2. Meditation and Mindfulness, April 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  3. The Importance of Self-Kindness, May 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  4. Cultivating Self-Kindness, Neutralizing Self-Criticism, June 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  5. Internalizing Self-Kindness with Metta Meditation, July 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  6. Connecting with Assertiveness, August 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  7. First Steps with Assertiveness, September 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  8. Concentration Meditation and Life Management, October 2023. Video Homework. No podcast this month.
  9. Giving and Receiving Impersonal Feedback, November 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  10. Engaging Disturbing Emotions, Part I: Anxiety. December 2023. Video Homework Podcast
  11. Engaging Disturbing Emotions, Part II: Anger, January 2024. Video Homework. No podcast this month.
  12. Re-Imagining Scientific Culture. February 2024. Video Homework Podcast
  13. Reflections and Wrap-Up. March 2024. Video

Quarterly Retreats

There were four weekend retreats with visiting experts. The videos from those events are available to participants using the same password as for the monthly meetings.

  1. Half-day meditation retreat with Stephen Snyder of Awakening Dharma, Sunday March 12. Video
  2. Half-day meditation retreat with Ven. Dhammadinna of Bodhiheart Sangha, Sunday July 9. Video
  3. Half-day meditation retreat with Tina Rasmussen of Luminous Mind Sangha, Saturday October 28. Video
  4. Two-day workshop with conflict specialist Dana Caspersen, Saturday & Sunday January 13 & 14. Video

Reading List

  1. The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer
  2. The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
  3. The Assertiveness Workbook by Randy Paterson
  4. Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution by Dana Caspersen