12 Free Summer Teleworkshops Launching Now | Issue 194

You want to finish and we want to help.

 

A few weeks ago, we asked you to tell us how we can help you finish your dissertation faster. Thanks for your survey responses! Now we're happy to present you with a dozen group coaching teleworkshops--designed to meet your needs:

 

  • Connect with other ABD students

  • Move beyond what's holding you back

  • Make progress on your dissertation

 

These teleworkshops are 100% free as our thanks to you for subscribing to the ABD Survival Guide.

 

Teleworkshop Descriptions and Registration Information

 

TURN ADHD OFF AND TURN FLOW ON: FINISH AND FLY HIGH

 

Are you having trouble making headway on your dissertation? | In this coaching group you'll learn strategies to turn your ADHD off and Turn Flow on--including:

 

- How to effortlessly move toward a done dissertation
- What happens when you have Executive Function Problem? 
- How to not let procrastination get the best of you 
- What techniques work best for you vis a vis time management 
- The Importance of Persistence

 

DATES: Four Tuesdays from 2 - 3 PM ET, starting July 14 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs 

 

 

 

TURNING PROCRASTINATION INTO PRODUCTIVITY: PROVEN STRATEGIES TO GET YOU UNSTUCK AND MOVING FORWARD

 

Are you feeling stalled, behind in meeting deadlines, or paralyzed in getting your dissertation done? Overwhelmed by it all--when already multitasking the rest of life? In this group coaching program, you'll make connections with ABDers within a supportive environment. And, you'll also benefit from learning:

 

- research-based methods to overcome inertia, even for longtime procrastinators 
- perspectives on organizing and managing the dissertation process, and tools for navigating the obstacles you encounter-so procrastination becomes less likely 
- how to deal with the unproductive self-talk, perfectionistic tendencies, difficult emotions, and automatic negative thoughts that feed procrastination 
- a dozen tried-and-true strategies to jump-start your writing--because procrastination loves to lurk around writers tackling new tasks

 

DATES: Five Thursdays from 7-8 PM ET, beginning July 23
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

NAVIGATING THE INNER CRITIC & FRAUD POLICE WHILE WRITING A KICK-ASS DISSERTATION

 

Do the voices of judgment and disapproval cloud your head space when you are trying to research and write, saying you aren't good enough or can't do this? In this group coaching program, you will learn skills to:

 

-Recognize and give up resisting the Noise of the Inner Critic and the Fraud Police 
-Distinguish the Noise from what's true about You and your commitment to your work 
-Be in action researching & writing (& taking care of yourself) even when the Noise is loud 
-Set up and accomplish your short term and long term goals for your dissertation, leaving you empowered and the Inner Critic & Fraud Police speechless

 

DATES: Five Mondays from 5 - 6 pm ET from July 27 to August 24 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

DON YOUR "KAPE" (KNOWLEDGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, AND END GOAL) . . . and become a superhero ready to battle the perpetrators of procrastination

 

Are you having trouble taking action and working on your dissertation? 

In this coaching group, you will learn strategies to get into action.

 

- You will obtain knowledge and understanding of what are the key areas that are getting in your way from taking action on your dissertation. 
- You will create an accountability partnership with fellow dissertation students
- You will learn how to perform one daily action at a time to create forward movement on your dissertation. 
- You will leave this course with a solid roadmap to complete your dissertation.

 

DATES: Five Mondays from 7 - 8 pm ET, beginning August 3 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

THE CONS AND PROS OF PROCRASTINATION: FROM IN-TENSION TO INTENTION

 

Sometimes you're just procrastinating and sometimes you're actually incubating a much better dissertation. Learn to tell the difference while meeting targets confidently.

 

- Discover your way to relax and see what's happening
- Find support without digging a bigger hole - you are not alone 
- Write your dissertation while remaining clear on their expectations 
- Manage your goals - you will find the time 
- Conduct honest and timely skill set check-ins - be ready for every phase

 

DATES: Four Tuesdays from 7 - 8 pm ET, beginning August 4 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

STRUCTURE IN AN UNSTRUCTURED WORLD

 

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the enormity of your task? Does your time get swallowed up by some unknown force? In this coaching group, spend the necessary time to:

 

- Overcome barriers to your own productivity 
- Apply best-kept secrets to time management
- Develop a realistic work plan 
- Establish a system of accountability

 

Join us and learn how structure can provide you space, fresh air and peace of mind.

DATES: Four Wednesdays from 9 - 10 am ET, beginning August 5 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

GET IN CONTROL: FINISH YOUR DISSERTATION

 

Are you struggling getting started with writing you dissertation? Do you keep putting it off until the night before? In this group coaching program, you will learn:

 

- The reasons why people procrastinate. 
- How to overcome the fears that are holding you back. 
- How to break the task up into tangible pieces. 
- How to clarify goals and set priorities. 
- Two to three time management and self-motivation skills that you can apply today.

 

DATES: Four Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:30am ET, beginning August 5
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

FINDING YOUR FOCUS AND FIGHTING YOUR GREMLINS

 

Are you having trouble getting settling down to do focused writing on you dissertation? 

In this group coaching program, you will learn ADHD friendly strategies to use your time more productively. 

 

Learn to deal with the external and internal distractions that are getting in your way.

 

- Managing Shiny Object Syndrome and squirrels 
- How to talk back to your internal critic 
- Where to find time when you didn't think you had any

 

DATES: Four Thursdays from noon - 1 pm ET, beginning August 6 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

CONQUER YOUR DISSERTATION WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ)

 

Are you struggling to finish your dissertation? Research shows that emotional intelligence is a better predictor of success than any other factor. In this group coaching program, you'll:

 

- Understand how EQ impacts your life 
- Develop self-awareness in order to slay the procrastination giant 
- Create self-management strategies to get the job done 
- Learn to live your out your life values

 

DATES: Four Wednesdays, 4 - 5 pm ET, starting August 12 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

STEP AWAY FROM THE PIZZA AND GET YOUR DISSERTATION DONE

 

Do you eat to build up the energy to face your writing project only to find yourself fuzzy headed and ready for a post prandial nap? Do you stock up on food and goodies to prepare for a weekend of intensive writing, but then do more eating and recovering from food hangovers than writing? Are you eating for two: yourself & your shame?

 

In this group-coaching workshop you will create a strong, active writing practice by learning to:

 

- Use easy, effective writing strategies that contribute to regular writing, increase output, and diffuse creative anxiety 
- Discover which foods and eating practices work best for you to fuel your brain and create sustainable energy for dissertation writing 
- Decode, disarm and decriminalize your creative anxiety

 

DATES: Four Tuesdays from 8 - 9 pm ET, beginning Aug 25 
FEES: None. Free to ABDs.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Lena Gold, PhD at darlenegold@hotmail.com 

 

 

 

YOUR PREHISTORIC MIND IN A MODERN WORLD: OVERCOMING YOUR LIZARD BRAIN TO GET YOUR DISSERTATION DONE

 

Are you having trouble making time to write your dissertation? In this coaching group, you will learn techniques and strategies to organize your time and your paper. Learn what fuels your procrastination and three tools to manage your mind so you can get it done.

 

- Understand the neuroscience behind what is holding you back from your writing and discover the part that will allow you to finish. 
- Devise a simple plan to begin writing and get it done
- 3 steps to manage your mind so you can execute your plan

 

DATES: Four Wednesdays from noon - 1 pm ET, from August 26 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

 

SO, YOU'RE WRITING A DISSERTATION . . . OR ARE YOU? STRESS LESS, WRITE MORE

 

Are you stressed out? Is your mind cluttered with worries, to-do lists, kid's schedules, obligations, etc.? Is all of that mental clutter and stress standing between you and working on your dissertation? In this coaching group you will learn how to reduce stress and free up your creativity and thinking space. You will learn:

 

- About the damaging effects of stress (they are real) 
- How to immediately and easily apply stress reducing techniques (Knowledge is great but what are you gonna do with it? I will tell you.) 
- All about self-care and why it matters 
- How to implement your own self-care and increase your productivity at the same time

 

We all have stress in our lives. Discover the damaging effects of stress and learn how to stop stress from standing between you and finishing your dissertation.

 

DATES: Four Mondays from 9:30 am to 10:30am ET, beginning September 7 
FEES: None. Totally free to ABDs. 

 

 

About the Authors

 

GAYLE SCROGGS, Ph.D., P.C.C., Editor, ABDSG. 
An accomplished coach, workshop leader, keynote speaker, and educator, Gayle earned her doctorate in social psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Her deep expertise in positive psychology allows her to help clients build their personal strengths, positive habits, and confidence to overcome procrastination, self-doubts and other blocks in order to reach vital academic and personal goals. In addition to editing the ABD Survival Guide, she contributed two chapters to the positive psychology anthology, Women's Paths to Happiness. Contact her at gayle@essencecoaching.com for coaching, presentations, and workshops on thriving in graduate school and beyond, and find free resources at www.essencecoaching.com. She also speaks fluent Spanish and delights in new exotic Scrabble words as she savors life in the Chesapeake Bay area, California, and Argentina.


BEN DEAN, Publisher, ABDSG
Ben holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He began writing the ABDSG in 1997. Over the years, the ABDSG has published hundreds of articles and provided thousands of hours of pro bono coaching and teleworkshops to ABDs all over the world. Ben is also the founder of MentorCoach (www.MentorCoach.com), a virtual university focused on training accomplished professionals to become part-time or full-time coaches. You may wish to subscribe to the Coaching Toward Happiness eNewsletter! It's on applying the science of Positive Psychology to your work and life (131,000 readers). Ben lives in suburban Maryland with his wife, Janice, their two children, and Dusty, their Norwegian dwarf bunny.