Masterclass - Defeating Self Sabotage

This program provides practical strategies to deal with common problems such as:

  • procrastination and perfectionism
  • writer's block or putting off writing
  • obsessing over the quality of writing
  • experimenting or reading (for years even) as a way of avoiding writing
  • getting distracted and overcommitting rather than working on your research
  • thinking your research has to be the best ever
  • not getting help even when stuck or obviously needing it

Who is it for?

Research higher degree (RHD) students who are at least one year into their candidature and/or academic/research staff who wish to increase their research productivity.

Masterclass model

Each masterclass is run over two half days with the opportunity for participants to put their learning into practice between the two sessions. Following the masterclass, we provide email follow-up and support for three months.

Intensive model

This model is run over 6 half days across an eight month time period and provides ongoing and individualised strategic support in between sessions via email.


So that we can give individual attention to each participant, the maximum number of participants is set at 30 with two presenters and 15 with one presenter.


The companion book to this masterclass is Defeating Self-Sabotage: Getting Your Research Finished.