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Practical skills...for self management

Equip yourself with tools and approaches to manage your ongoing self-care.

Date: 05 December 2018

Location: London

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

This full day course focuses on active self-care and strengthening your resolve amongst the demands and challenges in your workplace. Our experienced team of trainers present a range of workshops that are research-led and highly interactive, encouraging you to reflect, network with other doctors and appraise and apply a variety of techniques on offer.

You’ll learn:

  • the relevance of emotional intelligence
  • we follow with a choice of workshops that provide reflection
  • discussion and practical methods that you can apply in your working life
  • active and supportive co-coaching
  • individual and team resilience
  • proactive stress-management.

Key features

  • Experienced speakers work with the groups to encourage exploration of the issues contributing to and undermining wellbeing, sharing practical techniques and insight.
  • Groups of up to 30 people
  • Content will be will be tailored to the needs of those in the room
  • Discuss common issues, and learn contrasting perspectives with colleagues and experts
  • The opportunity to network and learn with your peers.
  • Highly relevant and practical action learning.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and opening session
09:45 - 11:30 
(including refreshment break)
Emotional intelligence and self belief
Sophia Bourne, Susan Edwards
We will start with understanding the concept and applications of emotional intelligence, to lead to greater understanding of yourself and your abilities, and appreciate its importance in the healthcare environment. We will also look at how to develop more emotionally intelligent environments by seeking ways of encouraging self- and other-awareness in how we manage upwards and outwards.
11:35 - 12:50 Building resilience 
Facilitator: Sophia Bourne
Working in healthcare isn’t the same as working in many other professions. Pressure can be felt at all corners of the organisation and this can take its toll; both physically and psychologically. Professor Maben describes one of the challenges of working in healthcare as the ability to cope with the three d’s, 'distress, disease and death' on a regular basis. With this context in mind, building resilience and well-being is critical not only for individual personal health but also for patients and teams. This interactive session will concentrate on your strengths and resilience, reviewing new research that you will be able to instantly apply to your working lives. 
12:50 - 13:35  Lunch
13:35 - 14:50
Stress management
Facilitator: John Aspden
Here we look at the theory around stress and where these feelings and responses originate from. We will be exploring human functioning and the role of emotions in what we do and how we process aspects of our environment and experience. Ultimately, we want to change how we feel and respond so we will be looking at how we change thinking to effect behavioural change.

14:50 - 15:05 Refreshment break
15:05 - 16:20 Supportive co-coaching
Facilitator: Sophia Bourne
Research suggests that individuals are better able to deal with pressure, demand and challenges when they have adequate social support in place. This workshop is about more than creating a network of support, instead equipping you with coaching skills and the framework to set up your own active support networks on your return. We will be understanding and applying coaching approaches during the workshop in different ways: co-coaching with reflective partners and group coaching within “Balint”-style groups, in order that you experience coaching and being coached.
16:25 - 16:50 Reflection and summary


Member: £150

Non-Member: £220

Join us as a member today and secure your place at the reduced rate. 

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BMA House<br/>Tavistock Square<br/>London<br/>W1CH 9JP


BMA House
Tavistock Square



BMA Learning and Development Team

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7874 0743

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