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Managing stress for clients and ourselves as practitioners with guest Dr Alice Nicholls, PsychWorks Associates psychologist

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Dr Alice Nicholls returns to discuss stress, its symptoms and triggers, and what we can do to mitigate it.

Keywords:

stress, personal injury, clients, fight, flight or freeze, threat, survival, control, stressors, capacity, case management, signs and symptoms, supervision, communication, triggers, sleep, coping strategies, breathing, avoidance, self-care, kindness, replenishing, glorifying being busy, perfectionism, good enough, outsourcing, , expectations, compassion, acknowledgement, burnout

1:36 What is stress?

4:10 The effects of stress

6:09 The psychological theory of stress

8:54 Stopping our automatic responses

10:00 Burnout

12:45 Stress in Case Management

14:20 Recognising the signs and symptoms of stress

18:32 Recognising stress in ourselves

20:20 The importance of supervision

24:07 Triggers of stress

28:53 Coping strategies

31:08 Avoidance

33:00 Positive coping strategies

34:45 Avoiding punishing ourselves with self care

36:40 Admitting stress in Case Management

38:32 Neutralising triggers and accepting ‘good enough’

42:51 Focussing on what does work

43:55 Having high expectations

44:58 Self compassion

47:00 Mindfulness practices

Guest: Dr Alice Nicholls

Presenter: Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, Director of PsychWorks Associates

Editor: Emily Crosby Media

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