Embodying Change: Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Organisations

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In this show, you'll hear Melissa interview Don Bosch, Director of Risk Psychology and HEAT Training at the Headington Institute. They talk about how our brains may be responding to the pandemic and discuss strategies to support ourselves and cope with our own responses to uncertainty. The show is accompanied by Don’s recent paper, “Managing Emotions During a Pandemic: Understanding the Effect of Uncertainty” which you can find a link to in our show notes below.

Please note Melissa's sound has some technical issues in the early part of this episode. We apologise for those and hope that you will enjoy the show nevertheless.

Show Notes

In this show, you'll hear Melissa interview Don Bosch, Director of Risk Psychology and HEAT Training at the Headington Institute. Don is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with 35 years of experience and understands human behaviour and brain function.  Outside of Pandemic, Don is often in the field doing debriefs, working with global response teams, and providing psychological support for security trainings.  He is a lifelong mountaineer with a love for adventure, travel, exercise, and family. 

In this episode, Melissa talks with Don about his recent paper, “Managing Emotions During a Pandemic: Understanding the Effect of Uncertainty.”  It can be found here: https://headington-institute.org/files/academic-article--pandemic-w-images-correct_50321.pdf
 
The Headington Institute, has a team of psychologists helping humanitarian and development organisations ensure the well-being of individuals. They’ve created a suite of materials related to COVID-19 - including 2-pagers on managing emotions, media exposure, social distance/ isolation and moral injury – all consolidated here: https://headington-institute.org/topic-areas/732/covid-19

This podcast series is part of the CHS Alliance Initiative to Cultivate Caring, Compassionate aid organisations being led by Melissa Pitotti and Mary Ann Clements who host this podcast and which you can read about here:
https://www.chsalliance.org/get-support/article/cultivating-caring-compassionate-aid-organisations/

If you'd like to get involved with or support the work we are doing please do get in touch at compassionateorg@chsalliance.org.

What is Embodying Change: Cultivating Caring and Compassionate Organisations?

A podcast for people who’ve dedicated their careers to helping others – but eventually realise they need help, too. Conversations about promoting care and compassion in humanitarian and development settings and sharing what we are learning about promoting and supporting aid worker well-being and organisational culture.