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Help! I’m turning into a Monster at Work, with Dr Riaz Jetha, Dr Jamie Wyllie and Dr Jo Scrivens
Episode 2111th February 2020 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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In this ‘Ask the Frog’ episode, Rachel is joined by Dr Riaz Jetha, Dr Jamie Wyllie and Dr Jo Scrivens, some of the Red Whale Lead. Manage. Thrive! Course authors and presenters. 

We chat about how the pressures of our duty doctor days can turn us from rational human beings into monsters, where our inner chimp is let loose and we end up behaving in a manner which surprises even us. 

We discuss simple techniques to help manage our chimps and our behaviour and talk about how important it is to give ourselves space, to show compassion to ourselves and others – treating people as human beings rather than just another demand on our time. 

Connecting with others during the day, taking regular breaks and seeing what small things we can re-order in our work can help, as well as recognising that managing our own emotions is part and parcel of being a healthcare professional. 

Podcast links

The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, the Arbinger Institute

Dr Riaz Jetha on LinkedIn

Please can you do me a quick favour…

I’m developing my brand-new course and community ‘Beat stress and thrive, the online course for doctors under pressure’ which is launching in March. So that I can make the course as good as it can be, I’d love to know what two work-related things keep you awake at night. Please let me know your answers here 

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