Strategies for Coping with Imposter Syndrome
Imposter syndrome is described as a condition in which people believe they are not worthy of success and have a persistent belief in their lack of intelligence, skills, or competence. Some have described it as “feeling like a fraud who attained success through luck and will eventually be found out.”
This workshop will explore what Imposter syndrome is, the distinct types and practical strategies for coping with imposter syndrome and self doubt.
Over the course of this 75-minute workshop, participants will
- Learn how to recognize imposter syndrome in yourself and your colleagues.
- Learn how avoidance and overworking are linked to imposter syndrome.
- Examine some stories we may tell ourselves that can perpetuate self-doubt.
- Learn how to use self compassion to combat imposter syndrome and self-doubt.
- Discuss how to redefine failure.
- Discover strategies for coping with imposter syndrome.
Participants will also have opportunities to discuss their own experiences with imposter syndrome and how it is triggered.
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in Imposter Syndrome or who has experienced feeling like an imposter at some point in their lives. It is also for any Federation member who are interested in discovering ways of dealing with imposter syndrome and the unhelpful thoughts and feelings that accompanies it.