Category: Compassion

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SMACC Day 3 Afternoon Sessions: St Emlyn’s

It’s the final SMACCdown here at Sydney, and we couldn’t be more sad. We’ve seen so many old friends, made so many new ones and had a chance to reconnect with colleagues and enhance our

Smacc Day 3: Morning sessions. St Emlyn’s

After a rather spectacular SMACC party involving the usual mix of dancing, music and Karaoke we are back at the ICC for day 3. Practitioners advocating for humanity. You’ve probably heard of Esther Choo through

Responsibly volunteering overseas

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well Ralph Waldo

New year resolutions and wellbeing. St Emlyn’s

I woke to this New Year to an email that said “do you want to be happier in 2019?” and I realised that one of the major factors influencing our wellbeing is that happiness is

PTSD and me part 3: EMDR therapy. St Emlyn’s

Editor’s note: This blog is third in a series from Rusty Carroll talking about his personal experiences of working in health care, the psychological sequelae and his recovery. This blog’s goal is to give some

St.Emlyn’s at #EuSEM18 – Day 3

Nearly at the end of what has been a fun and exciting conference with lots to learn and take home into our own practice. We’ve described much of this on our blogs reviewing Day 1

Equality and global health

Equality and global health. What I learned from being a recovering racist…

Sad action I admit I cried during the movie Wonder Woman.  I found the scene where Diana helps to liberate the villagers quite overwhelming; I still do.  I cried not because it was particularly well

Moral Injury in Emergency and Pre-hospital care. Esther Murray on St Emlyn’s podcast

This week we recorded a podcast inspired by a recent publication in the EMJ. Esther Murray aka @EM_Healthpsych is a psychologist working in London. You can listen the podcast by clicking on the link below.

Lessons Learned at #EMSA18

I’m on my way back to Sydney from Adelaide in South Australia, where this week I was honoured to be a keynote speaker at the fifth EMSA conference (#EMSA18) as well as speaking in a

Keep walking. PTSD and me part 2. St Emlyn’s

Editors introduction – Back in March Rusty Carroll, a great friend of the St Emlyn’s team blogged on the links between experience, mental health and the risks of acute stress reactions and PTSD amongst health

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