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MIT Medical

Bam! Pow! Repress? Psychiatry and Superheros
Dan Debowy MGH/McLean Psychiatry Residency, Haleh Rokni, M.D.
Fri Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, 05:30-06:30pm, E23-297

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 15-Dec-2009
Limited to 50 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none

Week I: “Superhero and Superego” – What makes comic books compelling? Something innate to the mind? We review early theories of mind which bear an uncanny resemblance to Superhero-Supervillain struggle.

Week II: “Sympathy for the Devil” – If supervillains are so unsafe, why do we find them fascinating? Utilizing personality theory and the comics we’ll examine how people develop aggressive yet interesting behaviors.

Week III: “Strange Things are Happening” – Why are Speculative Fiction narratives so strange and yet so familiar? We look for a professional opinion.

Week IV: “D.W. Winnicott’s Sing-Along Blog” – We hear “be true to ourselves,” but society requires various versions of “me.” We’ll use “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” to discuss True/False Self.
Contact: Dan Debowy, E23-368, (617) 253-2916, debow@med.mit.edu

Charm School: Dating Etiquette
Kate McCarthy, Paul Spangle
Mon Jan 25, 12:30-01:30pm, W20-Coffeehouse, Student Center, 3rd floor

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 25-Jan-2010
Single session event

Dating can be difficult. Come to this session to share your thoughts and questions about flirting, asking somebody out, dating, and building a solid relationship. Learn how to develop skills that will help you to find that special someone.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/charm/
Contact: Paul Spangle, W20-549, x3-7605, pspangle@mit.edu
Cosponsor: Student Activities Office

Easing Stress with Mindfulness
Maya Hanelin and Lauren Mayhew
Fri Jan 15, 03-05:00pm, E23-297

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2010
Limited to 12 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none

Mindfulness can be a powerful tool for gaining access to our deepest inner resources for healing and coping with stress. Research indicates that mindfulness can be helpful for improving focus and concentration, reducing stress and anxiety, alleviating depression, and increasing positive emotional states. In this 2-hour session, participants will learn about and experience techniques for cultivating mindfulness, including yoga and meditation. The session will incorporate lecture, guided instruction, and discussion.
Contact: Maya Hanelin, E23-362, x3-2916, hane@med.mit.edu

Quit Smoking 101
Lauren Mayhew
Wed Jan 20, 12-01:00pm, E23-319

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 19-Jan-2010
Limited to 12 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none

Want to quit smoking but not sure how? Get started in “Quit Smoking 101,” an hourlong workshop at MIT Medical on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

“Quit Smoking 101,” part of the Healthy Living Series sponsored by the Center for Health Promotion & Wellness at MIT Medical, will give an overview of the most effective evidence-based strategies for quitting smoking. Certified tobacco treatment specialist Lauren Mayhew will review quit-smoking medication options and offer other useful information on how to prepare to quit successfully.
Web: http://medweb.mit.edu/about/news/article/healthy-living-090901.html
Contact: Lauren Mayhew, E23-207, (617) 258-6965, mayh@med.mit.edu

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Last update: 19 August 2010