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Today’s ‘solo’ episode is an exploration of the topic of self-reflection and reflexiveness: using reflective questions to learn lessons from our own actions, not only for other people’s benefit. It’s something we have to learn, and can help to produce good quality social science research, life satisfaction, and I believe it’s important to know our limits, in Personal Injury work, if we want to be at our best and healthiest. Maybe taking a break over the summer will be a chance to let things settle and process them – ready to bounce back, renewed, into our professional roles.


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2:31 The importance of self-reflection

5:25 Past episodes

7:01 Taking a break over the summer

7:39 What is self-reflection and self-reflexivity?

13:22 How to be self-reflective

16:54 Reflexivity exercise

22:00 Self-reflection on your professional role


2:31 “The maximized outcomes happen when the team around the client is working optimally, and what is formed is usually bigger than the sum of its parts.”

5:13 “The more I practise self-reflection and self-reflexivity, the more likely I am to get it right.”

13:51 “Reflecting on positive moments is just as important because it can help replicate that moment again.”

16:12 “I can’t say that it’s a comfortable process all of the time, but I can tell you that it’s well worth the discomfort.”

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

Editor: Emily Crosby Media