The Alchemy of Self-Confidence Program
From Impostor to Empowered
Welcome to the Program!
Here, you will find a safe space to fully understand how impostor phenomenon, perfectionism and burnout may be affecting you in dentistry and life.
Dentistry is hard! But, you know what's harder?
When you beat yourself up, when you only see your mistakes, when you are constantly exhausted, angry, & depressed and when you are wishing away your dental career.
Does this sound oddly familiar, like you thought you were the only one thinking these things?
Ya, me too.
Who teaches The Alchemy of Self-Confidence?
I'm Jessica Metcalfe, DMD, practicing general dentist...and I'm on a mission to help you improve your confidence in dentistry -- and your overall mental well-being.
I've experienced burnout 3 times which I believe is 3 times too many. In my third burnout, I was diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder and clinical depression. I felt like a failure. Here I was, supposed to be living a great life and I struggled to get out of bed in the morning.
It wasn't until I was in my deepest, darkest hole that I realized, I can't keep living like this. After I took the time for me, I then ended up down a rabbit hole of research really getting into why, what and how we experience what we experience in dentistry.
Now, I want to share that with you.
The ONLY confidence and CE course in dentistry.
Build Your Confidence
Explore Excellence & Your True Potential
Prevent & Tackle Burnoutso you know exactly what you need to take care of yourself, so you can take care of your patients
Learn To Set Boundaries
Identify Ways to Re-frame Your Anxious Mindset
What's in the course?
Click on each module for more details.
Module 1: Impostor Phenomenon
Module 2: Perfectionism
Module 3: Burnout
Module 4: BONUS
Here's what you get:
3 hours of CE
3 modules, 13 sections, at about 15 mins each. This is the information you wish you learned in dental school. Learn how to become mentally fit while getting 3 hours of AGD PACE approved continuing education.
Brain Training Exercises.
Over 20 brain training exercises that were developed by Dr. Jessica herself for the dental professional. By applying these tangible and actionable exercises, this is how you become mentally fit.
Dr. Jessica just had to give you more information about self-care, mental health and how to own your well-being. So, that's what she did in the bonus content. She put together a little something extra that you'll for sure love!
Dentists struggle with self-care and mental health.
6 out of 10
dentists suffer from depression
7 out of 10
dentists suffer from anxiety
So, why is no one talking about it?
Because it is still taboo to ask for help when you are the one always doing the helping.
Asking for help or even thinking about it means "you don't have it all together," or "you're not tough enough".
Unfortunately, this is costing you more than you can imagine.
You've worked your butt off to make a name for yourself, you've built up your patient practice, you continue to work as hard as you do, AND YET, you're still doubting yourself, looking for mistakes and overworking.
You're too exhausted to enjoy dentistry or your life.
You know what I hear?
I hear someone who is experiencing impostor phenomenon, perfectionism and burnout. All of which are recognizable, reversible and manageable.
So, what would you do to feel better about yourself and your life?
What's Happening in Dentistry?
When you don't believe that your own successes and achievements are because of you. You explain away your successes or underestimate your abilities.
You feel stuck. You stop taking on complex cases. You avoid certain patients, staff members or procedures. You constantly question your dentistry. You minimize what you are truly capable of.
When you strive for extremely high standards (setting unrealistic expectations). A pressure that you created for yourself. A way to stay motivated.
You judge your self-worth on the ability to achieve (and keep on achieving). You overwork to prevent mistakes. You can't find time to recharge. You're always exhausted. You feel like no matter what you do, you're never enough.
Burnout usually creeps in subtly and over time, impacting you in your profession in a way that you almost don't even notice.
Chronic fatigue, insomnia, anger, isolation, irritability, depression or physical symptoms like headaches and stomach aches. You may even experience compassion fatigue, depersonalization and cynicism. You may find yourself feeling hopeless about dentistry and wishing away your career.
Is this course for you?
- If the fear of making a mistake is holding you back, then this is the course for you.
- If the fear of thinking you have to know it all is making you feel overwhelmed, then this is the course for you.
- If you feel like you are always failing or being judged, then this is the course for you.
- If you are wishing away your dental career so then you can start being happy or living the life you want, then this is the course for you.
- If you are worried that you are absolutely alone in these thoughts, then this is the course for you.