Those who have heard me speak on the subject, “Is Dentistry Making You Sick” will know of my interest, and passion for, “Building The Resilient Practice” which includes the health of both the business and the individuals working within it.
Well, Jo Taylor is launching a brand new online course especially designed to help dentists and their teams reduce stress and anxiety, and improve their levels of resilience and well being.
The course starts on Friday 8 July for four weeks and is completely free of charge – there are just 20 places available.
As with all our online courses, it’s as interactive as you would like it to be, with e-mail support from Joanna and forum-style discussion if you wish to take part.
In this course we will:
- Consider the causes of stress within the dental profession, and what it does to your health.
- Explore how our perception of events relates to our state of mind.
- Discover a variety of different techniques which can help to improve wellbeing, increase behavioural choice and create a greater sense of life balance.
Stress is a natural part of life. However, when we are regularly living and working in a stressed state, our ability to cope with day-to-day life becomes compromised. We can end up reacting badly in our interactions with other people, which in turn intensifies our own stress, leading to further psychological distress and even physical illness or ‘burnout’. Stress is easily transferred to others, too – if you are stressed, you are likely to pass it on to other members of your team or even your patients at work, or your family at home, which means an uncomfortable time for everyone.
This course has been developed as a result of the research undertaken for my Diploma in Psychotherapy, and aims to explain some of the causes of stress within the profession, as well as introducing a variety of simple techniques such as self-hypnosis, mindfulness and others in order to give you a wide choice and enable you to find the methods that work for you. The techniques are taken from a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches including NLPt, Hypnosis, CBT, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, all of which can help individuals reduce their stress levels, manage their state and create a calmer environment for themselves and those around them.
Each week’s topic should take you a total of around 40 minutes to an hour to complete; the topics are split up into sections so you can take as long as you like over each one. You may also want to set aside a few minutes each day for some daily practice – the techniques will only be effective if you make this commitment to yourself from the outset.
Whilst this course has been designed with members of the dental profession in mind, of course the techniques will work for anyone; you are more than welcome, whatever your profession!
Here’s the link to sign up.