GDC Development Outcomes A, B and D




Joanna Taylor

Course Provider

School of Clinical & Neurolinguistic Hypnotherapy




It is a well researched and documented fact that dentists tend to suffer from high levels of stress... Stress is a natural part of life; it is part of how our mind and body communicates. However, stress is often considered to be something we should fight, and control, and when we feel we can't do that our ability to cope with day-to-day life sometimes becomes compromised. 'Burnout' has become a common problem in the profession, with many practitioners citing symptoms such as insomnia, tiredness, bruxism, headaches, poor work-life balance and significantly reduced motivation. Research has shown that high levels of workplace stress lead to higher levels of malpractice claims, because a tired, stressed dentist with low motivation will not make the best decisions. The 'need to appear strong' often creates the very problem it was seeking to avoid... What if you could change that? What if there was a different way to deal with stress, just by changing the way you think about it? When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change... As a dentist, you will be more than familiar with the concept of prevention; you'll be teaching it to your patients, and I'm sure you are using prevention to take care of your own dental health too - but what about your mental health? This practical and experiential workshop will be unlike any other "stress management" course you have attended. Designed specifically for dentists, and introducing current research, it offers a calm, confidential and relaxing space in which you can discover a variety of easy and effective techniques which you can put to use straight away. On this course you will explore and discover: How your beliefs about stress can help or hinder your levels of wellbeing; How your perception relates to your state of mind; How a shift in your mindset can help you change your relationship with stress, improve your life balance and your state of wellbeing; The importance of emotional agility in preventing burnout; Some simple and effective new tools and life skills to help you develop effective habits and change unuseful thinking patterns.