Wake Up to WFH: Kim Morgan - Anxiety & Loss

Welcome to Wake Up to Working From Home our weekly check in on all things WFH.

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I’m Barry Ennis and today, joining Polly Downes and I, I’m very chuffed to welcome the gorgeous Kim Morgan, CEO of Barefoot Coaching and all round Queen of Personal and Professional Growth.

As we begin week 6 of physical distancing, we discuss the realities of how we are feeling collectively and individually around the freedoms, people, places and experiences we have lost during this process

And with a reported death toll of over 20,000 in the UK, how can we make meaning from such abstract numbers and the impact on us personally? And how do we handle anxiety when loss is displayed as data on a graph night after night?

I’d just to say that personally I am in the very fortunate position to have not experienced any personal tragedy during this period, but I am mindful that others might.

This morning, as ever, we intend to keep the conversation positive and productive, not to discount any difficult emotions, but simply to bring them into our awareness in a way that is healthy, helpful and true.

*Irvin D Yalom - The Gift of Therapy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-...

*Adrienne Rich - Poet - The quote Kim shared at the end: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

*Ernesto Spinelli - Existential therapist/Author: https://www.naos-institute.com...

*The Grief Recovery Handbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grief...

Barry Ennis PCC

Founder & Creative Leadership Coach, The Wake Up Method

I am obsessed with communication. How we do it, why we do it, when it goes wrong and when it goes right. Humans and the spaces between them are what keep me alive. Coaching is Relationships. We are Relationships. I firmly believe that, by keeping things simple and intuitive is what makes for great work. My approach is to encourage self awareness from the people I work with. I foster an environment where positive, healthy, compassionate challenge is possible. ICF PCC accredited, student of Transactional Analysis and life long learner. Behind me is a 15 year career in TV Production. Back then, my big goal was to work for the biggest show in the world, so that's what I did. Big and spectacular was important to me then. I understand what it is to have a burning gut of ambition. I then realised in 2016 why I did a BA in Communications. I then added a Foundation to Counselling Diploma to my tool box, and the learning journey continues.