Accepting that all we can control are our actions and our values is a simpler and more empowering way to live
- The modern mind is a column where experts discuss mental health issues they are seeing in their work
As a psychologist working in the Sydney CBD, I see many people working in high-performance workplace cultures across various business sectors.
Nicole was one such client referred for therapy by her GP for treatment of anxiety and panic attacks. Aged 33, Nicole worked in the financial industry, where four months previously, she was promoted to a management role. For the first time in her career, Nicole had several people reporting to her and wanted her team to be among the highest performing in the organisation. She was eager to prove herself.
We learn to base our self worth on our ability to continue pursuing and achieving unrealistically high standards
Barbara Rysenbry is a clinical psychologist in Sydney