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Overwhelm & Stress Management

Because nurses need nurturing too.

Are you dealing with stress and overwhelm on a daily basis?

Does this sound like you?

You know that you can’t continue like this.

Do you secretly wish:

If so, you’re in the right place.

I can help you understand who you are and how to contribute in a meaningful way without sacrificing yourself in the process.

I know from first-hand experience how difficult it is to find support from someone who understands the pressure nurses are under today. I also know that as a nurse you are very busy and there is never enough time for your own self-care, and even if there was you are often too exhausted to do anything.

Self-care is deliberately taking care of your wellbeing through restorative activities. One of the greatest threats for our emotional wellbeing is emotional and physical stress.

–Susannah Winters

Nurses and midwives are exposed to intense emotional and physical stress on a daily basis and as a result, are at high risk of becoming burnt out.

You might have heard about ‘Resilience’. It is a word that is often used in the nursing profession described as something that is important to have but is not always clearly explained. Simply, resilience is about how well equipped you are to deal with complexity, uncertainty, challenges and change in the workplace.
Resilience is not something that you are born with and is not about being tough or stoic.
The good news is that you can learn the tools and techniques to help you to take care of your wellbeing and prioritise restorative activities.

Did you know that personal resilience has seven components for every individual taking care of your emotional and physical health is only one part of your resilience? In order for you to become more resilient, you need to have balance in all seven areas;

  1. Living authentically
  2. Finding your calling
  3. Maintaining perspective
  4. Mastering stress
  5. Interacting co-operatively
  6. Staying healthy
  7. Building networks

 

You might be wondering how to know if I am the right person to help you

I have had personal experience of my resilience being depleted. Three years ago my employment position was abolished following a financial re-structure, something that on a personal level I found really hard to deal with. The negative self-talk about age, skills and not being good enough were very challenging during this time.

I felt overwhelmed, lost, and the rejections were personal and painful. At this point, I found myself a coach and coaching changed my life literally.

Over time the coaching slowly helped me to see that I could use my skills, knowledge and experience in a different way. I started to see a light at the end of the tunnel and suddenly there was hope and the beginning of a journey of self-discovery that led me to become a coach to be able to help others in the same way that I had been helped.

My personal experience made me realise that there was a gap in support for nurses and midwives who might have been going through a similar experience to me. I considered myself to be a resilient person but my resilience was depleted as a result of my experiences.

I have a mission to make support available to new nurse managers so that you can learn the tools and techniques to help you stay positive, healthy and balanced so that you can give the best of yourself at work.

These are some of the things that you will find on my CV

  • Registered Nurse
  • International senior leadership experience in the UK, Qatar and Western Australia
  • Professional Certified Coach
  • Certified Global Leadership Coach
  • Certified Global Team Coach
  • Certified Practitioner of the Global Leadership Assessment (GLA360)
  • Accredited Resilience at work toolkit

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