Completing the stress cycle

December 12, 2021
stressed man sitting

We know this, we're not meant to be 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 all the time. We tell our patients this, we learn this at uni, we all know this on a purely intellectual level.

Yet, when it comes to our own lives, it becomes so difficult to practice what we preach.

𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲:

  1. Make time for a 5 minute meditation either before you leave work or while still in the car when you arrive home. Honouring the transition from work to home can make the difference between allow your mind to 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 or bringing it all home with you.
  2. Seek out professional supervision/support. This can be in what ever form suits you- GP, psychologist, counsellor, supervisor, mentor, peer support (group or 1:1) or Balint group. Make it a priority in your life to bring in an objective third party to help you to process the often demanding 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧 that we are forced to deal with as part of our work.
  3. Normalise asking for help. Doctors are people too, we all deserve the same access to support, care and understanding that we give our patients. The more we all start talking about this, the more our shared humanity is celebrated.
  4. I know we're biased... but we've got to also say... 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘀!

Calm is what we specialise in.
We have intentionally carved out the time and space in which to support you to slowly and gently come to rest.

You don't need to do it alone, stillness can initially feel uncomfortable to those of us who are so used to constantly being 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻. That's what we're here for.

And we would absolutely love for you to join us on a retreat!

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