Self-State

How to overcome anxiety and overwhelm in a clinical setting

How to Overcome Anxiety and Overwhelm to Sustain Clinical Flow

Anxiety. It can range from minor annoyance to crippling. And there’s no lack of opportunities to feel anxiety when seeing patients. Whether it’s an assessment that is running behind, a more complex assessment than expected, or a patient who appears to be rapidly losing motivation for treatment. I’m no stranger to anxiety and have found …

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clinical growth

The hidden way we sabotage clinical growth: Plus 4 psychological defences that keep us stuck.

I’m embarrassed to share this story. It was a long time ago and I chalk it up to an underdeveloped mind. I was 7 or 8 years old and was convinced that a “couple” could mean two or three. Even when I had older siblings correct me, I would become adamant that I was correct. …

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