Dr Andrew Tresidder joins us to talk about denial, displacement and other ways medical practitioners and other professionals in high stress jobs neglect themselves.
[04:46] Burnout Among Health Practitioners
- Medical and health professionals don't understand health as a holistic concept.
- The health industry workload gets heavier every year.
[07:23] Neglect Syndrome
- 'Fine' means being fearful, insecure, neurotic, and emotionally imbalanced.
- Most people's first response to psychological needs is denial.
- All effects are avoidable.
[10:05] The Pillars of Well-Being
- Well-being has five pillars: a social connection, taking notice, being active, learning, and giving.
- Andrew shares a sixth pillar: receiving.
- A relationship is about being energised or calmed by others.
[13:03] What Stress Can Lead To
- Stress can lead to exhaustion and increased adrenaline.
- Practitioners need to know this isn't mental illness but exhaustion.
- Neglect makes people work harder to compensate.
[15:39] Factors of Neglect
- It's easy to say that we need to manage our well-being.
- If we overwork ourselves, our performance gets worse.
- Improving well-being requires changing the workplace environment.
[20:11] Why Resistance Exists
- Doctors and health practitioners often sacrifice themselves to help others.
- Health professionals are still human.
[22:58] Insight Deficit
- Insight deficit occurs when you think you're invincible.
- Exhaustion is normalised.
[26:17] How to Gain Better Health
- Medical education should include health and burnout avoidance.
- The sympathetic state activates our fight or flight response.
- The parasympathetic state is rest.
[33:50] Rest Is Imperative
- Decompression from the alarm phase is difficult.
- Create a habit of rest and permit yourself to relax.
- Before helping others, help yourself first.
[40:50] Andrew's Tips for Health and Well-Being
- Value quiet time, reflect on your values and take care of yourself.
- Preempt neglect to avoid burnout.
- Learn to ask for help and do it early.
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