Anxiety is more prevalent in the nursing workforce than we realise. Unfortunately, It looks like it has increased due to the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic

Nurses often work 10 to 12-hour shifts (sometimes longer with enforced overtime) which in itself can induce a lot of stress within our bodies. Moreover, many nurses face trauma on a regular basis and often feel undervalued. All of these factors contribute to our anxiety levels. 

In this episode, I speak with Lauren Bell, a registered nurse for over 35 years and a wellness and wealth coach. We unpack professional anxiety in the nursing space and how we can address it.  

We are facilitating an online professional workshop to “release professional anxiety and Unleash your happy nurse.”

Join us via zoom on Saturday 14th August 0930-1630 AEST.  Register at happynurse.com.au/unleash-your-happy-nurse

TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • How stress affects us (2:43) 
  • Peace is contagious (4:40)
  • Acknowledge how you feel (9:25) 
  • Take deep belly breaths (12:11) 
  • Shake your body (13:01) 
  • Get out into nature (18:23) 
  • It’s okay to say NO (21:59) 
  • Self compassion (27:54)
  • Higher acuity, higher fear (33:28) 
  • Recognise your value (36:03) 

RESOURCES MENTIONED

Nurse and Midwife Support Number: 1-800-667-877

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY

NM support

GUEST’S BIO:

Lauren has been a registered nurse for over 35 years. She’s also a wellness and wealth coach, a thought leader, an international speaker, and my co-author in The Anxiety Relief Handbook.

He currently lives in Perth, Western Australia, with his wife, two loud children, and a louder budgie.

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