About this episode
This week’s VetChat episode is part of our series on supporting and empowering women in veterinary, hosted by Kathryn Bell. Joining Kathryn is Megan Halewood, retreat host and yoga and mindfulness teacher. Megan specialises in Yin and Seasonal Hatha Vinyasa yoga and offers classes for both adults and children.
In this episode, Kathryn and Megan discuss the topic of burnout, and how to help to prevent it. In a recent survey by the British Veterinary Association, they found that over 74% of individuals were worried about stress and burnout in the veterinary profession, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kathryn and Megan discuss methods to help prevent burnout, such as movement, self-care, and balancing work and home life. Megan also talks us through 3 simple, short mindfulness exercises to help with burnout. Including a guided exercise on breathing that can be done out and about or at work when you feel a little overwhelmed or anxious.