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16 Feb 2023
  • VCCC Alliance
VCCC Alliance workshop | Online | 10.00am–12.00pm

Thinkwell Workshop: Maximising Effectiveness

Be your best self

Designed for medical professionals, this workshop takes a proactive, preventative approach and delivers a tailored, evidence-based, high-impact intervention that aims to improve mental and physical health, work-life balance, stress management and resilience. It incorporates a unique and highly skilled use of cognitive behavioural coaching to achieve measurable long-term change.

Facilitated by Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns from ThinkWell, this workshop provides practical information and skills in relation to:

  • Time management – managing paperwork and emails, saying no, procrastination, overcommitting
  • Stress management – guilt, dealing with excessive demands, stress
  • Work-life balance – time for family and self, dealing with multiple demands
  • Improving effectiveness – working to your best, peak performance

Maria Gardiner and Hugh Kearns have worked as an award winning team for the past fifteen years. They are well known as leading practitioners and researchers in cognitive behavioural coaching. As well as publishing ten books that have sold many thousands of copies, they are regular contributors to Australian media, including a popular segment on ABC radio.

Their particular expertise is in working with high performers and they have a long history of providing specialist services to the medical and academic professions.

Maria and Hugh have worked with thousands of doctors and a large number of doctors' organisations across Australia. Currently, they are working with the Adelaide to Outback GP Training Program to roll out the most comprehensive, evidence-based wellbeing programs for GP registrars in Australia.

They have also worked with more than three quarters of Australia's universities. Thousands of PhD students and academics have attended their workshops or bought their books. They have also published in the United Kingdom, and conduct workshops in the United States, UK and Ireland. Three articles based on their work have been published in the journal Nature.

Please note places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information please contact vccc-alliance@unimelb.edu.au

Thursday 16 February

This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Zoom is accessible on your computer, tablet or phone via the Zoom app. If you have any issues with this platform on your device, please visit the Zoom support site. Alternatively please contact your IT administrator.

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