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Mindfulness, Compassion & Resiliency Intersecting Women in Science

Sunday, May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$15 – $25

As women in STEM, we constantly seek to cultivate our resilience to reduce our daily stress, shatter stereotypes, stand up for our rights and gain more visibility. Improved resilience helps us to ground and create time for ourselves which in turn boosts our self-confidence. Our hike and workshop will not only bring like-minded individuals together but also help us learn mindfulness practices to improve our resilience.


Together, with the beauty of the evocative landscape of The Arnold Arboretum, we will learn about the practice of mindfulness — the capacity to be fully present to ourselves and the world around us — and then explore this quality of attention as we enter a contemplative relationship with both our inner and outer nature. We will discover how nature supports cultivating expanded states of joy, wonder, and a loving connection with oneself, others, and the larger web of life to improve our resilience.

Our leader will be Barbara Hamm, Psy.D., (https://www.barbarahamm.com/), consultant and psychotherapist with immense experience in trauma and mindfulness training.

No meditation experience is required simply a willingness to stay curious, attentive and open to being in a new way.

The event will be free for the mothers of the participants in honor of Mother’s Day.

Barbara Hamm

Barbara Hamm is a licensed clinical psychologist for over 30 years. Following graduation from Knox College in 1972, she joined an innovative early education and mental health initiative in Appalachia Georgia.

She received a Psy.D. from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology while specializing in the field of trauma psychology.   She began as an intern, held a variety of additional roles including, Coordinator of  both Group Services and Consultation Services, Co-Director of the Political Trauma Services Network,  and eventually Director of the Program.

Recently retired from hospital-based work,  she currently maintains a private practice in Cambridge Massachusetts, as the director of a consultation and training group, Connect Associates; a trauma consultant to Transition House, a Cambridge-based Domestic Violence Service agency; an Affiliate of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion; and on the Technical Advisory Board for the SEED Foundation, Kurdistan .


Registration Fee: $15 for AWIS Members (free for their mothers) & $25 for AWIS Non-Members (free for their mothers)

Registration Deadline: Friday, 10th May 2024 by 5:30 PM EST

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Mindfulness, Compassion & Resiliency Intersecting Women in Science


Sunday, May 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$15 – $25
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Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130 United States
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MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.