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Why We Become Terrible in a Crisis
Episode 1679th May 2023 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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As a medical professional, facing high-stress situations every day might make you think you can handle anything. But the truth is, decisiveness isn't always what you want when things go wrong. Not every crisis is the same. Sometimes, the best course of action is to take a step back and come back to the crisis later.

In this quick dip episode, we uncover why we become terrible in a crisis, even as healthcare professionals. We explore how we typically react to stressful situations and their consequences. Then, we discuss strategies to ensure you've left the stress zone before you handle your crisis. It all begins with self-awareness and self-apprehension.

Before anything, it's crucial to take a pause. If you want to know how to develop good crisis management skills for yourself and others, this episode is for you. 

Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover why being in our stress zone makes us terrible at dealing with crises.
  2. Learn the best course of action when you're backed into the corner.
  3. Find out how to make your own amygdala hijack rescue pack.

Episode Highlights

[00:29] Dealing with Crises as a Healthcare Professional

[02:42] Why We Become Terrible in a Crisis

[03:25] Four Choices When You are Backed into the Corner

[04:39] The Amygdala’s Job

[06:19] You are Responsible for Your Reaction to a Crisis

[08:23] How to Deal with Being Backed into a Corner

[10:56] Knowing What’s Urgent and What’s Not

[12:16] Get Out of Your Stress Zone

[16:44] Investigating the Stories in Your Head

[18:20] Making Your Own Amygdala Hijack Rescue Pack


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