Month: May 2020

In Mindcast

Jane O’Rourke – Embodying Courage and Strength Breathing Exercise

Jane O’Rourke guides us through a simple technique to help to embody the qualities of strength and courage. Jane is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with Children, Young People and Families. She teaches Yoga4Trauma within the Trauma Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #MoreFrantic #LessInterested #FeelingHopeless #RelivingTrauma

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Jo Williams – The Practice Supervisor Task

Jo Williams is a Practice Supervisor Development Programme, Delivery Lead and Senior Lecturer, Social Care Leadership and Management Portfolio at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She discusses the impact for supervisors in social work during the COVID-19 pandemic. To accompany this podcast we share Jo’s blog on the Chief Social Workers for Adults, Guidance for the Support and Wellbeing of the Adult Social Care Workforce by the Tavistock, and a blog by Jo, Jerri Damman and Gillian Ruch entitled ‘Feeling, […]

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Chris Caldwell – A Celebration of Nursing

Chris Caldwell is the Director of Nursing and the Director of the National Workforce Skills Development Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Chris is currently redeployed to Health Education England to support the COVID-19 response across the London Region as Director of Nursing COVID Response. She talks here about the celebration of International Nurses’ Day 2020 and reflects on the different labours involved in nursing. You can read more about the labours of nursing through a blog […]

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Jane O’Rourke – 5 Minute Calming Butterfly Technique

Jane guides us through the Butterfly Calming Technique which is an easy and helpful technique to use when feeling stressed or anxious. Jane O’Rourke is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with Children, Young People and Families. She teaches Yoga4Trauma within the Trauma Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #MoreFrantic #LessInterested #FeelingHopeless

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Sheena Webb – Being OK With Not Being OK

Sheena Webb is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Service Manager and Joint Clinical Lead for the Family Drug and Alcohol Court Team, at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She speaks about what happens when we are pushed out of our comfort zone in response to distressing situations and pressures at work, and how to manage our inner critic. Wellbeing Quiz Profile: #FeelingHopeless

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Robyn Vesey – Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tavistock&Portman · Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care During the COVID-19 Crisis Robyn Vesey is an Organisational Consultant at Tavistock Consulting. In this podcast Robyn offers practical pointers for leaders and managers in their role during this challenging time, and how they can support their teams as well as themselves. To accompany this podcast we have added three resources; Managing Anxiety, Keeping a Gratitude Journal, and Coping With Nightmares And Sleep During Covid-19, we hope you find them […]

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Jo O’Reilly – Organisational Wellbeing

Dr Jo O’Reilly is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy at the Camden and Islington Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Service. She is also a member of the British Psychoanalytic Society. Jo talks here about the kinds of familiar and potentially unhelpful processes that get going in organisations at highly challenging  times like these, with some suggestions about how we can try and respond from wherever we sit in the organisation. Her starting point is a mental health trust, but the difficulties are […]