"The homework you gave me is a little scary but useful. Identifying positives is generally something I can stand to do more. It would have never occurred to me to do something like noting the positive things people said about me on my own."
“It was helpful having someone asking me questions about different angles of my mental state or the nature of the issue in a way that I don't necessarily think about. It made me think “how do I really think about this?' My thinking can be in a loop sometimes so having an external voice questioning my thinking gives me two pathways towards reality-checking my thought patterns. You showed me different ways I could think about my behaviors and feelings."
"I really enjoyed the recommended resources! It was very helpful to learn about books, podcasts, and individuals who can help with what I'm thinking about so I can further study on my own. I found that really comforting. I love how you threaded through the different issues that I had and gave me the mantra of ‘be authentic’ to help with all of them. Having action items specific to my issue and being able to discuss them and whether they would work for me was very helpful and definitely a valuable experience.”
Masha presented on Imposter Syndrome at my student organization a few weeks ago. We were all very impressed with her presentation - it was fun, interactive and we all got to reflect and learn more about ourselves and the struggles we all, collectively face as graduate students. Thank you for all you're doing towards awareness and mental health issues in grad school!
I started out my grad school career with a wonderful talk by Masha on impostor syndrome. It was structured in a way that made it really comfortable to talk about an uncomfortable topic. It felt really good knowing, anonymously, that my peers shared many of the same fears and insecurities that I did. Highly recommend.
Masha had helped my grad school experience in unmeasurable ways... there is no control for this experiment, but I am sure I wouldn't have a clear view on the difficulties of grad life without her. The grad school stresses workshop really opened up a large aspect of how everybody in grad school was feeling but that not many folks were talking about openly. Opening grad school with this completely changes the dialog surrounding graduate school and creates a more open conversation about how we are all struggling. I am so lucky to have had Masha as a resource.
Masha gave a great workshop on imposter syndrome! I learned a lot and she made it fun and interactive. The best part was that I came away with a bunch of real practical tips for handling stress and overcoming imposter syndrome in grad school. Would highly recommend this workshop to anyone in grad school!
Masha's Imposter Syndrome Workshop was a wonderful experience at the beginning of my Ph.D. to show that none of us are alone in having insecurities about doing well in graduate school. I hope she continues to give this workshop to incoming graduate students!
Masha's Imposter Syndrome workshop is great! It was great to hear about especially in the beginning of my graduate school career.
I really enjoyed Masha's Imposter Syndrome workshop! It was great to see that other people had similar worries about their ability to succeed in grad school and Masha's activities helped me explore my own strengths/weaknesses.
Masha is very good at making students feel welcome and helping us to see that many graduate students have concerns and insecurities about their abilities and that these thoughts may be holding them back.