Joy is.... Silence

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Joy is…

 

I find it fascinating how a single word can mean so many things to so many different people. As human beings we may be speaking the same language, in terms of the actual words used; but how these words are put together, the intonations and emphasis used and our individual experiencing of the world can all have an influence on what we are trying to communicate to the other person in a conversation. The use of any given word, used in a room of individuals, may elicit a...

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Connection

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It is not unusual for doctors to experience a sense of isolation, loneliness and overwhelm.
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What's the solution to this? Connection. Connection to others, to ourselves, and to something bigger than us.
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Who do you feel connected to? Who is your 'dream team' support network? Who would you call in a crisis?
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When we are able to recognise the network of support that surrounds us, helping us and supporting us in some small, or big, way, then we can see that we are not alone and we do not need to...

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5 Ways to Well-being

 
Kate Smith is currently working for a health-tech company having trained and worked as a doctor in the UK for a couple of years. She is enjoying trying out different self care practices to maintain her wellbeing and a better work-life balance. Her favourite past-times include catching up with the people she loves, playing hockey, and most recently gardening.
 
 
 
 
 
Five ways to wellbeing - by Kate Smith
 
Each time I've been...

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Last Weeks Workshop

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Last week, Dr Caroline Walker (Founder of The Joyful Doctor) delivered a workshop which provided the opportunity for senior doctors to explore the topic of 'differential attainment'; an issue affecting so many doctors in the UK and beyond.
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Doctors with certain shared characteristics (such as IMG status, age and gender) are experiencing higher rates of failure in exams, difficulties with career progression and other gaps in educational attainment. Although the issues causing these gaps are...

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The big ‘BUT’

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Have you ever noticed yourself thinking, ‘I need to…’, or ‘I want to…’, or ‘I’d love to..’ *insert the thing (big or small) you would love to do right now or in the future*...
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...and then out of nowhere comes a GREAT BIG GIANT ‘BUT’…. flooding your mind with thoughts of why you can’t do the thing you want to do?
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A simple language change can open up the way you think about this.
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By changing the ‘BUT’,...

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Food for thought in this New Year!

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"You spend 20 years being superhuman, an all-achieving machine, and then... Bam!... suddenly you cant do it anymore." - a doctor-patient
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Burnout can strike at anytime in our lives... the very nature of it, means that we don't always see it coming.
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In thinking that we are superhuman, we can easily forget, that we need to consistently look after ourselves, in order to remain well, and to maintain our capacity to live, and fully enjoy, our lives.
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Doctors are human. Doctors need to take care of...

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New Year, New You?

 

Do you embrace 'New Year’s resolutions' or the setting of 'intentions' for the year ahead?

There is no denying, that the welcoming in of a New Year, tends to be a time of reflection...inviting a review of the year that has gone before, and planning, with anticipation, for the twelve months that lay ahead.  At this time of year, we can find ourselves thinking about how we can improve ourselves and our lives.

Whilst it can feel as if it will be...

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A Big Thanks!!

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Heartfelt thanks, to all who sponsored our fundraising efforts, in the Brighton Santa Dash, which was completed by 'Team Joy' last weekend!
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As you can see from these photos, much fun was had, and sack fulls of joy was created heart_eyes.
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We are delighted to have raised £422.50 (including gift aid), for Doctors Support Network (DSN)....
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If you didn't have chance to sponsor us, and you would like to, please follow the link to our sponsorship page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamJoy...

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Joyful Doctor Podcast - Episode 1

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Episode 1: Interview with Dr Josie Jenkinson, Consultant Psychiatrist, on her life and struggles as a doctor, and how she manages to find joy in everyday life...
Available now to listen, download and subscribe across all Android/Apple devices x

http://www.podcasts.com/joyful-doctor-6ef21dca9

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Santa Dash!

Dr Caroline Walker, and her brothers, Tom and Brad, will be taking part in the Brighton Santa Dash, (8th December), to raise money for the Doctors' Support Network (DSN).
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DSN provide confidential peer support for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns.
Please sponsor Team Joy, and help us, to enable DSN, to support more doctors.
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Please follow the link to our sponsorship page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamJoy  

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