Team Joy - Introducing...

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Today see's the start of our 'INTRODUCING...' series, an opportunity for you to meet our growing team at The Joyful Doctor. Our founder, Dr Caroline Walker, is first up...
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Who are you?
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"I am a doctor who has had lots of mental and physical health problems of my own over the years. I work as a Doctors’ Wellbeing Specialist and I live in Surrey, England with my partner and our two children. I founded The Joyful Doctor in 2017 to help support doctors across the world with their own...

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Joyful Doctor - Weekly Free Resource

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Weekly featured free resource Tea & Empathy

Tea & Empathy was founded on Valentines Day 2016 - following the sad loss of yet another U.K. doctor, Dr Rose Polge, to suicide.

Tea & Empathy is a national peer-to-peer support network, based on social media, that offers support to thousands of healthcare workers working in the NHS. They offer signposting, 1:1 chats, messaging and discussion around any support that is needed. 24 hours a day there are people...

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Joyful Doctor Coaching!

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***JOYFUL DOCTOR COACHING - OFFICIAL LAUNCH!***
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We are so excited to share with you the launch of Joyful Doctor Coaching, a network of skilled and experienced coaches, who have been handpicked by Dr Caroline Walker, to join our growing team.
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Coaching is a wonderful and powerful way to move from where you are now, to where you want to be.
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Joyful Doctor Coaching is high level, impactful, and personalised to meet your needs - whoever you are and whatever you want to achieve.
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We currently have...

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Joyful Doctor LIVE! Newest Addition to Our Line Up!

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We are delighted to announce that Adam Kay - Comedian, Author, and former Doctor, will be joining our line-up of speaker's at Joyful Doctor LIVE! on 12th October 2019 in London.
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Adam is an award-winning comedian, TV writer, and Sunday Times best-selling author and columnist.
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Adam's confessional look back on his former life as an obstetrician and gynecologist, became his best-selling first tome entitled 'This Is Going To Hurt', which was published in 2017...
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"Welcome to the life of a junior...

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Joy is…A Spectrum

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Like so many things in life, and in particular the emotions we feel as humans, for me joy is a spectrum. In medicine it can be so easy to fall into the trap of dichotomous thinking; a patient is either sick or well, their blood results are normal or abnormal, they fit a diagnosis or they do not. The way we are taught, as medical students, to categorize illness into specialities according to pathology, encourages us to ‘sort’ people. But once we actually start practising as...

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Mothers Day: the pinnacle of the infertility calendar

 

Spring starts to bloom:  the grass growing in lush green tufts and the leaves budding in preparation, for the grand reveal.  A time of the year associated with new life and new beginnings, as we emerge from the cold confines of a dormant Winter and life about us starts to stir.  For some though, it is also a time of dread.  For with the emergence of Spring comes an annual tradition, that many women find a real challenge:  Mother’s Day.

As with Christmas,...

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Joyful Doctor LIVE!

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Join the Joyful Doctor founder, Dr Caroline Walker, along with her special guests, at the Joyful Doctor LIVE! Event in Sheffield on 11th May 2019.
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Buy your ticket before 1st April 2019 to benefit from our Early Bird offer of £50.00 (incl VAT). Full price is £97.00 (incl VAT).
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Sign up now for inspiring talks, entertaining workshops, and joyful conversations..
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Our joyful speaker's will share with you:
~ how to build the career of your dreams
~ how to manage stress and beat burnout ~...

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Sporting Metaphors for Mental Health - Cycling

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Every year dozens of elite athletes team up to cycle over 2000 miles across mountainous terrain in the Tour de France. They cycle for up to 6 hours a day in all weather conditions. 

 
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Recovering from a mental health problem is much like cycling the Tour de France...
 
Endurance and persistence is the name of the game. It’s important to keep going even when the going gets tough.
 
There are some days when it’s relatively easy going, you’re on...

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A is for ACCEPTANCE

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A is for ACCEPTANCE.
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As doctor's, we are motivated to make a situation better, We want to improve things for our patients, for our colleagues, and for ourselves.
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Think about your situation right now. Are you fighting, or are you accepting, what is happening in this moment?
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ACCEPTANCE is not resignation.
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ACCEPTANCE is the capability to tolerate a difficult situation with greater ease...by seeing it for what is is rather than what we want it to be.
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ACCEPTANCE brings with it, clarity in our...

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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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