Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is following me everywhere. Truthfully I feel like a total fraud everytime I post about imposter syndrome.  But I guess my lived experience forms a large part of my qualifications to discuss managing it. In this latest article I wrote for MJA InSight Plus, I discuss a general approach to managing imposter syndrome that … Continue reading Understanding and dealing with imposter syndrome

Am I good enough yet?

Do you ever get home from work thinking about how you just aren’t good enough: I didn’t really know what to do… I think most other doctors are better than I am… One of these days I’ll get found out… Have you ever given a talk or workshop or put yourself out in the public in some … Continue reading Am I good enough yet?

On being a wounded healer

Many doctors worry about treating people when they have had similar issues themselves. They often worry about being triggered. Or feel in some way that this life experience undermines their confidence or competence in treating others. It's the equivalent of saying: "How can I help other people when I haven't even got my life under control?"  … Continue reading On being a wounded healer

Being a coach vs doing coaching

Yesterday I graduated from my coaching degree. I now officially have a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology. A milestone and an achievement. Three and a half years, more than 50 flights, and more hours than I can count in reading, thinking and reflecting on coaching. What it means to be a coach, what it … Continue reading Being a coach vs doing coaching

Out, damned emotions! Out

Lately I’ve been having multiple conversations with clients who want to ‘scrub out’ some aspect of their emotions: ‘I just wish I wasn’t so emotional’ ‘How do I stop being so emotional?’ Of course, they mean emotions related to being upset or angry about something. Have you ever heard someone lament their sense of humour, … Continue reading Out, damned emotions! Out