Reducing Stress

Self Assessment Tools

Take one of our self assessment tools to gauge your level of stress:

ProQOL Questionnaire

Kessler Questionnaire

 

Breathing Exercise

  1. yogaGet a watch or clock with a second hand
  2. Breathe out and hold for 3 seconds (counting slowly 'one', 'two', 'three' inside your head while your watching the second hand for 3 seconds)
  3. Breathe in for 3 seconds (again counting slowly 'one', 'two', 'three' inside your head while your watching the second hand for 3 seconds). Keep your breathing slow and shallow.
  4. Do this for about 5 minutes.

You can use this technique as often as you like, whenever you feel your anxiety rising.

An initiative of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW), the Medical Benevolent Association, the AMA Doctors in Training Group, the Resident Medical Officers’ Associations, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Clinical Education and Training Institute and the NSW Employee Assistance Program with funding from the Medical Board of NSW (2009).