Newly qualified social workers can often feel emotionally stretched as they try and settle into their career. For these new care agents, theory and practice seem poles apart. This underscores the need for further training to help social workers deal with inner conflict management of the head & heart. Social workers need up skilling to learn to become resilient, and not miss an opportunity to work on an inner strength that deals with emotionally shook up scenarios. This is called emotional self-management, which teaches participants about emotional acknowledgement in any given situation, and how you choose to express it, given the context & scenario. Understanding the role of cooling off periods in between work schedules is one effective method of countering emotional tiredness and stress. Quality management feedback from experienced and trusted colleagues can also give you insights into your emotional self-management strategy. Having a healthy outlook on goal setting can also contribute to your emotional well being as you settle into your new career. In terms of risk management, going in gung-ho in any career is bound to leave anybody either vulnerable through naivety, or eventually burned out. Conflict management reflection can be beneficial too in terms of post conflict outcomes. A good conflict resolution experience may provide for a good template model for future conflict management strategies.