MindFix offers support to doctors, lawyers and other helping professionals through one to one confidential personal and professional supervision by Dr Helen Austin, a forensic psychiatrist and medical practitioner with over 25 years experience.
Supervision provides a confidential space in which to reflect and explore issues within the workplace and the impact that they may be having both professionally and personally.
Professionals who are involved in the helping professions (e.g. doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, emergency service workers, social workers) often focus upon client/patient issues at the expense of their own health and psychological well-being. Research has shown that exposure to other people’s trauma and suffering can have a cumulative effect on professionals known as vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress. This can produce adverse effects in psychological, physical and emotional functioning that can impact upon the professional in both the work and home environments.
See my recent article in the NZMJ – Supervision for Superheroes https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2016/vol-129-no-1434-6-may-2016/6884
A free no obligation initial consultation is available as an introduction to MindFix to determine whether this service may be of benefit to you. Small group workshops and seminars can also be provided on request. Whilst I am based in Nelson/Marlborough, consultations may be available in other regions, subject to demand, and I also offer professional supervision via Skype. ENQUIRE
What you resist, persists
The human mind is our fundamental resource
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment
The energy of the mind is the essence of life
There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in