If you’re dealing with anxiety as a physician, you’re not alone. And while a certain amount of anxiety can serve a purpose, it sometimes tips the scale and becomes a problem that interferes with everyday life. Excessive worry may even cause a highly competent doctor to consider leaving medicine. Today we’re talking to Dr. Sarah Jenkins, a psychologist who specializes in helping physicians cope with anxiety. She’s going to share her 4-tiered process for facing anxiety and dispel common misconceptions that keep physicians from seeking the help they need to overcome anxiety and build resilience.
In this episode we’re talking about:
- How Dr. Jenkins became interested in working with physicians
- Sarah’s 4-tiered model for recognizing and managing anxiety
- Addressing myths that prevent seeking help
- Recognizing cognitive distortions that contribute to anxiety
- How to know if your anxiety has become maladaptive
- Common excuses that come up around facing anxiety
- Building skills to successfully cope with anxiety and increase confidence
Links for this episode:
Dr. Sarah Jenkin’s Website
Coping With Anxiety as a New Attending – Podcast with Dr. John Fondran
A Cool Technique to Be More Present and Reduce Anxiety – Podcast Episode #7
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