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

Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it

Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it Dr Jocelyn Lowinger One of the growing problems in healthcare is that many highly competent health professionals, even in the highest positions, are struggling with feeling incompetent and that it’s only a matter of time before they are found out. This feeling of a lack of confidence and … Continue reading Imposter syndrome and tips for managing it