Podcast 2 – “Recognise that this is a bad time…but be the best we can be” – Being in the zone and deliberate action under stress

Martin Bromiley OBE discusses simple tools and techniques with Mark Stacey, Obstetric Anaesthetist, to help with working in a high-anxiety environment, where staff and patients can experience significant stress.

Mark talks about the human factors that impact cognitive and physical performance, his teaching of the three Cs – control what you can; cope with what you can’t; and concentrate on what counts.

From Box Breathing, stress buckets to a pocket-full of choc chip cookies – Mark shares his tips and tools to protect team performance and well-being and to keep his patients calm and safe.