200 episodes

The podcast for GPs, hospital doctors and other professionals in high-stakes, high-stress jobs who want to thrive rather than just survive.

You studied for years, you’re really good at what you do but you’ve noticed that you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, overworked and under-resourced. You may be comparing yourself to a frog in boiling water - the heat has built up so slowly that you haven’t noticed the extra-long days becoming the norm. You may feel on the edge and trapped in the very job that you’ve spent years working towards.

Here’s the problem, frogs only have two choices; stay and be boiled alive, or jump out of the pan. The good news is that you are not a frog. You have many more choices than you think you do. You don’t have to quit, and nor should stress and burnout be inevitable.

It is possible to be master of your own destiny, to craft your work life and career so that you can thrive even in the most difficult of situations. There are simple changes you can make which will make a huge difference to your stress levels and help you enjoy life again.

Your host is Dr Rachel Morris, GP turned Executive Coach and Specialist in Resilience at Work who knows what it’s like to feel like an exhausted frog. In the podcast, she’ll be talking to friends, colleagues and experts all who have an interesting take on resilience for clever people in high-stakes, high-stress jobs so that together you can take back control to beat stress and burnout, survive and thrive.

You Are Not A Frog Dr Rachel Morris

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    • 4.7 • 191 Ratings

The podcast for GPs, hospital doctors and other professionals in high-stakes, high-stress jobs who want to thrive rather than just survive.

You studied for years, you’re really good at what you do but you’ve noticed that you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, overworked and under-resourced. You may be comparing yourself to a frog in boiling water - the heat has built up so slowly that you haven’t noticed the extra-long days becoming the norm. You may feel on the edge and trapped in the very job that you’ve spent years working towards.

Here’s the problem, frogs only have two choices; stay and be boiled alive, or jump out of the pan. The good news is that you are not a frog. You have many more choices than you think you do. You don’t have to quit, and nor should stress and burnout be inevitable.

It is possible to be master of your own destiny, to craft your work life and career so that you can thrive even in the most difficult of situations. There are simple changes you can make which will make a huge difference to your stress levels and help you enjoy life again.

Your host is Dr Rachel Morris, GP turned Executive Coach and Specialist in Resilience at Work who knows what it’s like to feel like an exhausted frog. In the podcast, she’ll be talking to friends, colleagues and experts all who have an interesting take on resilience for clever people in high-stakes, high-stress jobs so that together you can take back control to beat stress and burnout, survive and thrive.

    How to Put Your Team Back Together

    How to Put Your Team Back Together

    How can we help ourselves and the people we lead to work more closely together, and speak up when there’s a problem, rather than merely just “cope” with it?
    Download the episode’s podsheet. You can use it for reflection and to submit for your appraisal as part of your CPD.
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    More links and show notes
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Beat Stress & Thrive course

    Beat burnout and find balance – even in a high-stakes role with limited time and resources.
    Take our quiz, and receive your personalised You Are Not a Frog podcast episode playlist!
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    • 1 hr
    What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

    What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

    If a situation’s not quite right or it feels like you’re in flux and you don’t know what to do, here are three simple things you can try today.
    Download the episode’s podsheet. You can use it for reflection and to submit for your appraisal as part of your CPD.
    Join the You Are Not a Frog Facebook group
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Beat Stress & Thrive course

    Beat burnout and find balance – even in a high-stakes role with limited time and resources.

    • 15 min
    What Forgiveness Can Do for You

    What Forgiveness Can Do for You

    Forgiveness is one of the most effective ways to begin healing from trauma. It doesn’t mean letting people off the hook, but finally being able to put down that heavy mental baggage.
    Download the episode’s podsheet. You can use it for reflection and to submit for your appraisal as part of your CPD.
    Join the You Are Not a Frog Facebook group
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Beat Stress & Thrive course

    Beat burnout and find balance – even in a high-stakes role with limited time and resources.
    Take our quiz, and receive your personalised You Are Not a Frog podcast episode playlist!
    🤔 Take Our Quiz & Get a Personalised Episode Playlist

    • 38 min
    The Biggest Mistakes People Make When They are Heading for Burnout

    The Biggest Mistakes People Make When They are Heading for Burnout

    When we notice the warning signs of burnout, we can end up either doing things that don’t help in the long-term, or we ignore the problem. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when they feel like they’re burning out, and how to avoid them.
    Download the episode’s podsheet. You can use it for reflection and to submit for your appraisal as part of your CPD.
    Download the Stress Curve handout
    Join the You Are Not a Frog Facebook group
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Beat Stress & Thrive course

    Beat burnout and find balance – even in a high-stakes role with limited time and resources.

    • 22 min
    Why Loneliness Can Kill, and What to Do About it

    Why Loneliness Can Kill, and What to Do About it

    Research shows that loneliness could be as detrimental to our health as cancer, and it’s not an issue affecting older people, but those in their teens and 20s. This episode offers practical steps to help you create more healthy, high-quality connections in your life.
    LinksThe dangers of loneliness – TEDx St AlbansDownload the episode’s podsheet. You can use it for reflection and to submit for your appraisal as part of your CPD.Join the You Are Not a Frog Facebook group
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Take our quiz, and receive your personalised You Are Not a Frog podcast episode playlist!
    🤔 Take Our Quiz & Get a Personalised Episode Playlist
    Beat Stress & Thrive course

    Beat burnout and find balance – even in a high-stakes role with limited time and resources.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Set a Boundary No-one Can Break

    How to Set a Boundary No-one Can Break

    Get more control over your time by clearly defining and enforcing your personal boundaries. Discover why it feels like people overstep them, and what to do when that happens.
    LinksDownload the THRIVE Week PlannerDownload the episode’s podsheet. You can use it for reflection and to submit for your appraisal as part of your CPD.Join the You Are Not a Frog Facebook group
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Beat Stress & Thrive course

    Beat burnout and find balance – even in a high-stakes role with limited time and resources.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

C Scarbs ,

A must listen for all doctors!

I started listening to this podcast during an extremely difficult period in my life and career. Listening to this podcast has been a lifesaver for me. It has helped me realise how I can thrive at work and get back to having the passion and love for my job whilst also prioritising self care and balance. Being a doctor brings with it some really unique challenges that can be difficult for our non-medical friends and family to fully empathise with. This podcast has felt so validating and made me feel less alone. I have never heard my own thoughts and concerns reflected back to me in such a compassionate and empathetic way. Thank you.

Sarah Agom ,

Excellent!

I’ve known of this podcast through friends but only recently have got stuck in with listening to several episodes and I have to say, I love it! Such great, relevant content and it’s delivered in an east to listen to format. Really interesting guests. Keep up the good work!

andrebfie ,

Essential listening

So much indispensable and pragmatic advice for doctors and anyone else. Should be essential listening for anyone working in the NHS or any other stretched system

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