A Compassionate Approach to Coping with Toxic Work Environments and Workplace Bullying

Dr Malie Coyne

Event Details:

On Friday 25th March 2022 The Psychologists Protection Society invited Dr Malie Coyne to speak on the topic “A Compassionate Approach to Coping with Toxic Work Environments and Workplace Bullying”. This session was part of The Psychologists Protection Society’s 2022 Annual General Meeting and was held online.

Session Outline:

As a clinical psychologist who has experience of many work organizations, Malie understands the challenges psychologists and therapists face in dealing with toxic work environments and workplace bullying, which can really shake their sense of safety and their belief in their ability to do their jobs, as well as threaten their livelihoods and lives outside work. Talking from her own experience, and the many stories shared from others who have experienced challenging work environments, Malie will explore the dynamics behind toxic work environments and workplace bullying using the Power-Threat Meaning Framework and the three emotional circles from Compassion-Focused Therapy. Malie will share the science behind self-compassion in counter-balancing our threat-focused brains, increasing the space between stimulus and response, and responding from a place of soothing rather than threat. Using this model, psychologists and therapists will learn how to nurture their wellbeing, manage stress and anxiety, activate coping skills, and seek support when needed. Malie’s down to earth style will provide the audience with a poignant and informative talk which will resonate and support those who are struggling in difficult work situations. Malie will also touch on the 3 elements of self-compassion, including common humanity, mindfulness, and self-kindness, and close with a soothing meditation.   

Speaker Information:

Dr. Malie Coyne is a Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Adjunct Psychology Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway who sits on the Mental Health Advisory Panel for the A Lust for Life charity. Malie released her best-selling book “Love in, Love out: A compassionate approach to parenting your anxious child” with Harper Collins Ireland in July 2020. With her considerable experience of working with clients throughout the lifespan, Malie is fast becoming one of the leading voices in compassionate self-care in Ireland. Through her advocacy work, public speaking and print, radio and television contributions, Malie shines a light on mental health issues and promotes meaningful wellbeing. Malie lives in Galway with her husband and two little ladies. For more of her work, see www.drmaliecoyne.ie or follow Malie on Twitter and Instagram (@maliecoyne) or Facebook (Dr. Malie Coyne).                

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Speakers Notes

Dr Malie Coyne has kindly provided notes for this session.  Please CLICK HERE to download a copy.

CPD Certificate

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