Episode 29: Caring for ourselves whilst coping with loss with Dr Jonathan Griffiths

In this episode of the podcast, Rachel is joined by Dr Jonathan Griffiths, a portfolio GP from Nantwich who is also a blogger, a TEDx Speaker and Primary Care Adviser to the STP. 

In this episode, we talk about Jonathan’s experience of losing his young son to a rare haematological condition and his journey of a slow recovery following this huge loss. We chat about the need to be kind to yourself, know your limits and boundaries and how to return to work when the time comes. 

We talk about how we can apply the lessons Jonathan learnt during that time to our experiences in the Coronavirus crisis and we discuss the enormous power of exercise in helping us cope with stress, anxiety and a whole other range of emotions.

Doctors – we need you more than ever. Keep up the good work. Keep your heads. Keep caring. 

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Read Jonathan’s blog www.drjongriffiths.wordpress.com

His TEDx talk is at https://youtu.be/-BfcvI49GCw

Twitter @drjongriffiths

Connect with him on linkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/jonathan-griffiths-13623473

Coronavirus wellbeing support for doctors Facebook group

Shapes for Doctors Website www.shapesfordoctors.com

You Are Not A Frog website www.shapesfordoctors.co.uk/podcasts/ 

BMA Wellbeing Service 

The NHS Practitioner Health Programme

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Other Podcasts

Episode 20 – A creative solution to stress with Ruth Cocksedge

In this episode, Rachel is joined by Ruth Cocksedge a Practitioner Psychologist who started her career as a mental health nurse. She practices in Cambridge and has a particular interest in EMDR for PTSD and creative writing as a way to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Episode 11 – The magical art of reading sweary books

In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by Dr Liz O’Riordan, the ‘Breast Surgeon with Breast Cancer’, TEDx speaker, author, blogger, triathlete and all round superstar who has been nominated for ‘Woman of the Year’.

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