What I talk about?
I know what it feels like to be addicted to the busyness of life. We fall into patterns of behaviour and thoughts without ever asking ourselves whether we actually want to be doing something.
Having worked for over a decade to become a General Practitioner I was exactly where I thought I wanted to be. But life was so overwhelmingly exhausting- caring for my family, myself and my patients- I burnt my candle out completely because I never stopped to take care of myself in all that busyness. The irony of the fact that I dedicated my professional life to helping others manage their stress and take care of themselves not lost on me.
Knowing how to take care of ourselves is a vastly different thing from actually putting that knowledge into practice.
No one is going to tap you on the shoulder and tell you to be kind to yourself, to place and hold compassionate boundaries or to learn how to quieten that voice of self criticism inside us that tells us we're not good enough to be here.
We have to learn how to do those things for ourselves to prevent burn out.
As a priority, not an after thought.
Redefining what is meant by the term 'self care' and teaching busy high achievers how to bridge that disconnect between knowing and doing is my mission and joy in life. Learning how to truly cherish & take care of ourselves is the act of service that we give as a gift to the world.GET IN TOUCH
My Keynote Topics
Mindfulness for Busy High Achievers
Learning how to turn the volume down on our thoughts without using food, devices or other distractions.
Lessons from Burnout
Authentic & holistic self care is learning how to sit with uncomfortable emotions, holding compassionate boundaries & practicing self compassion.
The Empathy Spectrum
We don't all experience empathy the same. For those who exist at the more empathic end of the spectrum, we must learn to care differently to avoid burnout.
Adjusting to Clinical Life for Junior Doctors
My top tips for junior doctors to take care of themselves and make the transition from medical student to doctor easier & less stressful.
Mindful Support for New Parents
Lessons from a GP & IBCLC about teaching new parents what is normal, sitting with uncertainty and holding space for their own emotional responses.
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Basic Life Support Self Care™
Taking inspiration from the widely recognised algorithm of Basic Life Support- DRSABC, let me teach you simple and actionable self care practices for your every day life.Learn more