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

Looking failure in the eye

Perfectionism has served me well. Yes I have succeeded academically and in my profession. But it has also caused it’s fair share of unhappiness and is the source of a great deal of my own imposter syndrome. If you can only ever peer into the gap of failure, then you can’t ever really acknowledge your … Continue reading Looking failure in the eye

In fear I trust

I work a lot with fear. Fear in my clients, usually expressed as imposter syndrome. And my own fear as I walk my own journey into the unknown. F-E-A-R I’m no stranger to fear. Fear often sits with me on a daily, and even hourly, basis. As I go about expanding my skills and experiences … Continue reading In fear I trust

What lies on the other side of fear

Medicine, as a profession is surrounded by, and embedded in, fear. I’m yet to meet a doctor who doesn’t hold a deep seated fear of error, or harming a patient. ‘First do no harm!’ is engraved very closely to the heart of every doctor I’ve ever spoken to about this. Beyond fear of harm, is … Continue reading What lies on the other side of fear

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