Episode 29: Optimizing Our Brains' Thinking Systems

Welcome back to the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast! In today's episode, we have a special guest, Dr. Kerry Wilkins, joining us to share her insights and experiences in the field of psychiatry and medical ethics. Dr. Wilkins takes us on a fascinating journey through the decision-making process in choosing her path, the importance of systems thinking, communication, and the optimization of executive functioning.

We delve into topics such as prioritizing in life, inhibiting distractions, and the role of caffeine in enhancing performance. So, grab your favourite beverage and get ready for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Kerry Wilkins on this episode of the Sustainable Clinical Medicine Podcast.

Here are three key takeaways from this episode:

1️⃣    Focus on Systems Thinking: Dr. Wilkins emphasized the importance of considering individuals within your broader ecological system, such as family, community, and state. Her training in community and systems consultation enables others to achieve their goals.

2️⃣    Optimize Executive Functioning: Dr. Wilkins highlighted the crucial role of executive functioning skills in achieving goals and helping individuals be their best selves. Executive functioning supports are your friend. Anything that decreases the burden of starting will help you achieve what you wish to accomplish. You have to be honest with what you want, and what you are willing to sacrifice.

3️⃣    Reflect, Reassess, and Prioritize: As life changes and evolves, Dr. Wilkins advocates for regularly reflecting on priorities, not just in our profession but also in our personal lives. By globally ranking priorities, we can make better decisions, minimize regrets, and live more fulfilling lives.

Meet Dr. Kerry Wilkins

Dr. Kerry Wilkins is double board certified in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at a local medical school and is involved in the education of child psychiatry fellows. In addition, she is a systems consultant and coach to multiple educational, government, and clinical entities.



Twitter: https://twitter.com/KerryWilkinsMD  or @kerrywilkinsmd

Website: www.kerrywilkinsmd.com 


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