Compliments have nothing to do with you. Compliments are about the person who just gave you a gift. Working out how to accept compliments well is just one practical strategy for improving your communication with your colleagues. Simple changes to body language and vocabulary can make a world of difference when it comes to those tough conversations.
Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered General and mental health nurse who has worked in a wide variety of acute and community care mental health settings. Working as an academic at the University of the Sunshine Coast, her PhD research explored how women diagnosed with depression made the decision to receive electroconvulsive treatment. She is now engaged in work that focuses on the medicalisation of women’s health and emotional wellbeing. Teaching more than 600 students every year and involved in immersive mental health simulation, Karen-Ann has a passion for working with students in a way that minimises stigma and normalises emotional responses to life.