Joyful Doctor


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The Joyful Doctor, Dr Caroline Walker, interviews a host of inspiring doctors from around the world.

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COVID-19 - How to manage our stress and anxiety through the crisis

  • This is the 1st in a series of 'COVID-19 Supporting Doctors' podcasts hosted jointly between Dr Rachel Morris, host of 'You are not a Frog' podcast, and Dr Caroline Walker, host of 'Joyful Doctor' podcast.

In this episode, recorded just before lockdown in the UK began, Caroline and Rachel talk about how we can manage our stress and anxiety through the evolving pandemic.

    In these very difficult times, Caroline and Rachel are working together to bring you as much support as they can.

    In this episode, we talk about the huge amount of anxiety that doctors are experiencing right now and recognise that this is normal. We chat about the different sorts of threat that we are all experiencing and how we can make things worse for ourselves if we get into particular patterns of thinking.

    We discuss some of the ways in which we can proactively manage our anxiety and stress, and suggest tips and techniques which will make a practical difference wherever we work.

    Finally we share some books, resources and website which we think will be useful. This is an ongoing project so we’d love to hear what would be helpful to you. Please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions or have any useful resources to share, or just want to say hello!

    Contact Rachel – [email protected] Twitter - @DrRachel Morris
    Contact Caroline – [email protected] Twitter @joyful_doctor

    Show notes and links:

    The Joyful Doctor Website

    The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living by Russ Harris

    The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk by Brenee Brown

    BMA Wellbeing Service

    The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme for Confidence, Success and Happiness by Prof Steve Peters

    Calm app

    Headspace app

    Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

    The NHS Practitioner Health Programme