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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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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 Tell People What They Don’t Want to Hear

    How to Tell People What They Don’t Want to Hear

    In this episode, Jane Gunn joins us once again to share her advice on how you can say no. Most people don’t want to hear rejection. Jane talks about what you can do to avoid triggering others with what you say. Avoid a cycle of conflict by taking your time to respond and not react. She also discusses the many fears you might have as a professional saying no. Learn to set your boundaries and maintain them when you know how to say no.
    If you’re worried about how your refusal or rejection might cause conflict, then listen to this episode and learn to say no.
    Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
    Understand the importance of a clear and thought-out message when you are saying no.Learn how you can create a psychologically safe environment where you can say no without fear of judgement.Find out what you can do when someone isn’t happy with your refusal.Episode Highlights
    [05:42] Hearing Both Sides
    [09:26] Strong Perceptions
    [15:18] Problem-solving Process
    [20:32] The Principle of Self-Determination
    [24:16] Clearly Saying No
    [30:37] Standing By Your Values and Virtues
    [35:57] Opening Up Conversations
    [41:25] Psychologically Safe Environments
    [48:09] Responding to Unhappy Reactions
    [50:45] Making Asking Easier
    [01:01:29] Jane and Rachels’ Top Tips
    Resources
    Download our Overwhelm SOS ToolkitListen to more episodes from the You’re Not A Frog Podcast: Episode 123: How to Live With No Regrets with Georgina ScullEpisode 130: How to Say F**k It and Become Ridiculously Relaxed (Even about Stuff That REALLY Matters) with John C. ParkinsOther You Are Not a Frog episodes with Jane GunnEpisode 23: How to Do Conflict Well with Jane GunnEpisode 37: How to Manage Conflict During COVID with Jane GunnEpisode 96: How to Deal With Difficult Meetings with Jane GunnRegrets of the Dying by Georgina ScullF**ck It by John ParkinConnect with Jane on her website or through her email. Learn more about Jane’s 6-week course about mediationReach out to Rachel at hello@youarenotafrog.com Sign up to get your CPD workbook for this episodeEnjoyed This Podcast?
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    Connect With Me
    Have any questions? Contact Rachel through these platforms:
    LinkedIn: @Dr-Rachel-Morris 
    Twitter: @DrRachelMorris
    Email: hello@youarenotafrog.com
    Find out more about our training here.


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    But Is It A Tiger?

    But Is It A Tiger?

    In this episode, Rachel talks about how you can distinguish the tigers in your life and better understand why we respond to them in the first place. She shares the four common immediate responses and how they often put us in a mindset for bad decisions. Whenever we meet a threat or irritation, we need to step back and ask, "is it a tiger?"
    If you would like a quick tip on staying calm in the face of irritations and make better decisions even in the heat of staring down a tiger, stay tuned to this episode.
    Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
    Understand the three types of threats that affect us — and which one is the tiger. Learn to distinguish what matters and understand our core boundaries. Discover how you can make better decisions independent of your reaction to tigers.Episode Highlights
    [00:28] What are Tigers?
    [03:35] The Three Types of Threats
    [05:45] How Tigers Affect Us
    [07:23] How to Distinguish Tigers
    [10:40] Which Tigers Matter?
    [11:48] Key Takeaways
    Resources
    Listen to more episodes from the You’re Not A Frog Podcast: Episode 130: How to Say F**k It and Become Ridiculously Relaxed (Even about Stuff That REALLY Matters) with John C. ParkinsEpisode 15: Eff It Living. An evidence-based way to beat stress and change your life. With John C. Parkin  Download our Overwhelm SOS Toolkit  Feeling overwhelmed? Reach out to Rachel at hello@youarenotafrog.com THRIVE Weekly PlannerSign up to get your CPD workbook for this episodeEnjoyed This Podcast?
    Write a review and share this with your friends.
    Connect With Me
    Have any questions? Contact Rachel through these platforms:
    LinkedIn: @Dr-Rachel-Morris 
    Twitter: @DrRachelMorris
    Email: hello@youarenotafrog.com
    Find out more about our training here.
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    What To Do When You Are Overwhelmed with Gerrie Hawes

    What To Do When You Are Overwhelmed with Gerrie Hawes

    Gerrie Hawes joins us in this episode to discuss the suffocating feeling of being overwhelmed, but also how to deal with it. She shares why it's important to enjoy work and how you can take control of your happiness to do so. 

    Learn from Gerrie what you can do when you realize you are overwhelmed. She shares how you can create a happier and more optimistic workplace for your team.
    If you’re feeling overwhelmed and want to learn what you can do to feel better, tune in to this episode that’s just for you!
    Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
    Understand why it’s alright to pursue your happiness.Follow Gerrie's step-by-step instructions on how you can overcome feeling overwhelmed.Learn how optimism can bring about a happier work day.Episode Highlights
    [04:50] Overwhelming Work
    [07:02] Letting Yourself Enjoy Work
    [10:45] Feeling Overwhelmed
    [20:31] The Big Picture: Aiming For Happiness
    [28:43] Moving Towards Happiness
    [32:17] How You Can Start Becoming Better
    [37:14] Delaying and Delegating
    [45:24] Recap and Final Tips from Gerrie
    Resources
    Feeling overwhelmed right now? Download our Overwhelm Buster Toolkit here.Get a copy of the Virtual Fatigue Buster ToolkitFeeling overwhelmed? Reach out to Rachel at hello@youarenotafrog.com THRIVE Weekly PlannerSign up to get your CPD workbook for this episodeConnect with Gerrie Hawes on LinkedInEnjoyed This Podcast?
    Write a review and share this with your friends.
    Connect With Me
    Have any questions? Contact Rachel through these platforms:
    LinkedIn: @Dr-Rachel-Morris 
    Twitter: @DrRachelMorris
    Email: hello@youarenotafrog.com
    Find out more about our training here.



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    • 52 min
    Summer Replay 2022 Episode 5

    Summer Replay 2022 Episode 5

    Are you facing a challenge at the moment, or feeling like you could do with some guidance when it comes to choosing your direction? Then our final Summer replay is for you. Discover the power of self-coaching, including the framework and questions to guide you on your self-coaching journey. 
    Episode 117
    Podcast links

    Sign up for the FREE Summer Holiday Working Survival Guide!

    Sign up here for a free self-coaching toolkit!
    Check out the Permission to Thrive CPD membership for doctors
    Sign up now for the Shapes Toolkit Programs to help you take control of your workload, feel better, and beat burnout.
    The Self-Coaching Workbook by Dr Karen CastilleThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen CoveyYANAF Ep 62: Self-Coaching for Success with Dr Karen CastilleVisit Dr Claire's  Website, or follow her on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
    For more updates and episodes, visit the You Are Not A Frog website.
    You can also tune in on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
    Sign up here to receive a link to the episode workbook and CPD form downloads for each podcast. You can use them for reflection and to submit for your appraisal.
    You can also join the Shapes Collective Facebook group where we chat about hot topics and regularly post interesting articles. Have any questions?
    Contact Rachel through these platforms:
    LinkedIn: @Dr-Rachel-Morris
    Twitter: @DrRachelMorris
    Email: hello@youarenotafrog.com
    Find out more about our training here.

    Find out more about this episode here: https://youarenotafrog.com/episode-117/
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    • 52 min
    Summer Replay 2022 Episode 4

    Summer Replay 2022 Episode 4

    Ever feel like everyone around you is a highly-skilled, super competent professional - and you’re just winging it? Everyone’s experienced self-doubt at some point. Listen to today’s replay to find out why calling it “imposter syndrome” isn’t always helpful - and what you can do instead. 
    Episode 112
    Podcast links
    Sign up for the FREE Summer Holiday Working Survival Guide!
    Check out the Permission to Thrive CPD membership for doctors
    Sign up now for the Shapes Toolkit Programs to help you take control of your workload, feel better, and beat burnout.

    Check Dr Sarah’s previous episode on You Are Not A Frog:
    Episode 67: Bringing Your Best Self to Work

    Read about Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome by Ruchika Tulshyan  and Jodi-Ann Burey

    Grab a copy of The 6-Minute Success Journal

    Visit Sarah’s website or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Linkedin.

    For more updates and episodes, visit the You Are Not A Frog website.
    You can also tune in on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
    Sign up here to receive a link to the episode workbook and CPD form downloads for each podcast. You can use them for reflection and to submit for your appraisal.
    You can also join the Shapes Collective Facebook group where we chat about the hot topics and regularly post interesting articles. Have any questions?
    Contact Rachel through these platforms:
    LinkedIn: @Dr-Rachel-Morris
    Twitter: @DrRachelMorris
    Email: hello@youarenotafrog.com
    Find out more about our training here.
    Find out more about this episode here: https://youarenotafrog.com/episode-112/
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    • 45 min
    Summer Replay 2022 Episode 3

    Summer Replay 2022 Episode 3

    Are you feeling frustrated, resentful or fed up with work - but not sure if you want to break up with your career entirely? In this replay, Dr Pauline Morris shares how to cultivate a healthier relationship with your work, starting by understanding what you really want and need from your work.

    Episode 91

    Podcast links
    Sign up for the FREE Summer Holiday Working Survival Guide!
    Check out the Permission to Thrive CPD membership for doctors
    Sign up now for the Shapes Toolkit Programs to help you take control of your workload, feel better, and beat burnout.

    Ten Coping Strategies for Physicians by Dr Pauline Morris

    Learn more about Dr Pauline’s programs: Doctors Caring for Doctors

    Connect with Dr Pauline: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

    For more updates and episodes, visit the You Are Not A Frog website.

    You can also tune in on Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

    Sign up here to receive a link to the episode workbook and CPD form downloads for each podcast. You can use them for reflection and to submit for your appraisal.

    You can also join the Shapes Collective Facebook group where we chat about the hot topics and regularly post interesting articles. Have any questions?

    Contact Rachel through these platforms:
    LinkedIn: @Dr-Rachel-Morris
    Twitter: @DrRachelMorris
    Email: hello@youarenotafrog.com
    Find out more about our training here.
    Find out more about this episode here: https://youarenotafrog.com/summer-replay-episode-3/
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

jd burnside ,

Love this

I work as a paramedic….recently burnout,off work…which made me rise from my ashes to make changes at work to make me happy and have a more meaningful life…listening to this has been inspirational….Thankyou soooo much…I realise I am not a write off and have been empowered with the strength to sort out my issues at work….loved …bored and stressed!!! Wow!! Xx

AnneNoble ,

Essential for med students to consultants

This podcast is fantastic, it shines a light on the way personalities and cultures within medicine lead to stress and burnout. I’ve personally learned a lot about myself and made changes to my working life as a direct result of these podcasts. Lots of tips and thought provoking discussion to inform growth and change in teams. Thank you Rachel.

olinesteel ,

Essential listening

Helpful practical advice and tools that have changed both my practice and my attitude to my work. I wish I had learned all of this in med school or VTS.

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