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How to use breathing to calm anxiety

✨BOX BREATHING ✨⠀ ⠀ 🧘🏼‍♀️Evidence is gathering supporting the use of breathing techniques for stress & anxiety management. ⠀ ⠀ 📦I find box breathing a particularly useful technique as I can guide patients quickly through it – I’ve been doing this even on the phone with patients in the recent climate. ⠀ ⠀ 📦It’s apparently… Continue reading How to use breathing to calm anxiety

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Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

As you might have seen on my Instagram stories, this week I gave a couple of workshops at Bournemouth University as part of a GP study day. The study day is an annual event when Foundation Year 2 doctors currently in GP, and trainees from the first 2 years of the GP training programme in… Continue reading Transforming health and wellbeing through lifestyle changes

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Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 2

So diving straight in where I left things last week. If you haven’t read the first part of this blog I strongly recommend you do so. Yoga Yoga has been shown to be beneficial for stress management. A common reason for people to take up yoga is to reduce their stress levels and feel more… Continue reading Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 2

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Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

Working in health care is emotionally and physically draining. Burnout and low morale are rising. Stress is endemic amongst the medical profession. 80% of junior doctors report excessive work-related stress 1,2, 38.4% of NHS staff went off sick with work-related stress in 2017 3 and 61% say their work-related stress had risen in the past… Continue reading Stress management as a Junior Doctor – Part 1

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How to get through night shifts without feeling like an emotionally-wrecked zombie!

Night shifts are on my mind as I just finished a weekend of them and have them next week too. Everyone copes with night shifts differently, in their own way that works for them. In this blog I’m going to discuss some of the strategies I’ve come up with which helps me to get through… Continue reading How to get through night shifts without feeling like an emotionally-wrecked zombie!