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Performance Psychologists Offering Training to Doctors for Written and Clinical Exams & Interview
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We endeavour to integrate mental skills as part of your physical performance, no matter what the field, so that your performance is consistently and sustainably excellent. Rather than trying to outdo others in your field, and comparing yourself to them, we want you to turn your attention to your personal best performance by focusing on delivering your very best effort. This creates a change in your mindset, and your perception shifts to focus on yourself.
Think about one of your best performances ever. It doesn’t have to be in your field, but just a scenario where you felt you performed at the top of your ability. When you reflect on it, what was it that made the difference? Was it mental or physical? It is more than likely that it was mental, that is, whether you were confident, alert, secure, and focused on the task. You probably felt in control.
Successful performance requires both physical and mental skills. When a person first learns a skill, physical and technical expertise is most important. However, as proficiency improves, mental skills become increasingly important. Arnold Palmer, a top golfer, was quoted as saying that 90% of his game was mental.
In our experience, we find that many doctors fail their exams, not because of their lack of knowledge, but because of their inability to access that knowledge – due to a variety of psychological factors. And a major factor is our waning ability to focus attention sustainably.
Our brains are incredibly complex, but they are not designed for the level of demand, distraction, and stimulation in our modern working environment. We seem to be losing our powers of attention. We no longer need to remember phone numbers, and Google provides us with answers. Multiple sources of information, stimulation and demand are scattering our attention.
Attention management is probably more important than time management Our ability to think is extremely valuable – to solve complex problems, to create new ideas, to be fully present in the moment. Focus of attention is extremely important for studying and for sitting exams. It’s important to know the different dimensions.
You need to pay attention to what’s relevant to study satisfactorily, you need to focus intently to read exam questions fully,
Under normal conditions where you are not being evaluated you seamlessly shift focus and maintain attention to the task.
However, when emotions become intense, often because you are being evaluated in exam conditions, then it becomes challenging.
How We Can Help You
COMMUNICATING WITH CONFIDENCE HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR LISTENER
The importance of non-verbal communication is key to success in oral examinations and interviews, and Patsy is well known for her ability to enhance these skills in young doctors.
Her unique presentation style, matched with her authority regarding human potential, has helped thousands of professionals smash barriers that stop them from reaching what is possible in their lives.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- Inspirational stories to empower you to “have a go”
- The blueprint to maximizing your brain’s potential
- How to reframe failure and feedback into success
PRACTICAL WAYS TO STUDY SMARTER HOW TO TRAIN … THE BRAIN
Being faced with unprecedented change and distractions in the world today, we need to provide ways to increase the attentional capacity of the younger generation who have constant stimulation in their lives.
Patsy has worked with transforming young doctors into high performers, pursuing success in their changing world.
In this presentation, you will learn:
- The secrets to performing under pressure every time
- Tips to help your registrars succeed in their examinations
- Enhancing opportunities for success