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May 4, 2018 @ 5:50 am

Episode 22 - Emotion at Work Stories - Anxiety, difference and minority groups

This episode picks up the Emotion at Work in Stories theme I shared at the start of 2018. This time with Tony Jackson (@JacksonT0ny) as my guest, we explore how anxiety has always been a part of his life and has been working on it more purposefully in the last five years or so.

We delve into the factors that have and continue to contribute to the anxiety that Tony experiences, his ways of working with his anxiety and what he does from a restorative perspective.  We talk about how 'difference' is something that Tony carries with him and is a near constant feature in his thoughts and then affects either his approaches to interactions and interactions themselves.  Tony is also really clear that his experiences have, and continue to shape his empathy and inclusivity.  He says that his stories and experiences have given him things that he works with and at times struggles with and it has also equipped him with a set of skills that help him to work really well with others.  Finally, we get into the detail and practical things that Tony does to help him be well and enjoy his work and life.     

With this being a Stories episode there aren’t many references as such. There are some things from the news and other places we talk about and here are the links to those things:

Tony talks about psychosynthesis and I forget to ask him what it is, here is a link:

https://psychosynthesistrust.org.uk/about-psychosynthesis-trust/what-is-psychosynthesis/

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Poisonwood-Bible-Barbara-Kingsolver/dp/0062213709

The Psychology of Executive Coaching by Bruce Peltier

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psychology-Executive-Coaching-Bruce-Peltier/dp/0415993415

 

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