The ability to remain calm when the world is breaking up around us is a tough ask, but it’s vitality important when your job is about conveying information from the chaos. It’s also important in the news industry behind the scenes; being able to remain calm in the professional realm as the industry continues to shift and change at a rapid rate, often into unknown territory.
Media Chaplaincy New Zealand exists because we believe that a significant tool in maintaining that sort of equilibrium is the availability of free and confidential spaces where you can talk with one of our chaplains about whatever’s going on, and be heard. If that would be of value to you, get in touch.
But there are other coping mechanisms as well. There are some good ones put forward in this article by Debbie Woodbury. It’s from her perspective as a mother, but the tools are relevant across many situations. Check out 5 Ways to Find Calm in the Midst of Chaos.
Rev. Francis (Frank) Ritchie is the Director and lead chaplain for Media Chaplaincy New Zealand. If you work in the media and would like to sit down and have a confidential chat with Frank over coffee to discuss life and work, feel free to get in touch via the ‘Contact’ page.