Whenever I talk to folks who have learned to set good boundaries in their lives, I try to ask them, "what helped you get away from how you were living before and work in a sustainable way now?". I want to know so that I might be able to pass it along to the people I see who are still pushing themselves too hard. Working too late, past the point of mental exhaustion. It seems to me though, the answer is some version of "my body broke down. I had to stop."⠀⠀
I have talked to so many people who went through health crises and chronic pain issues that got so bad it was impossible for them to continue to ignore. It happened to me too. And it makes sense - we live in a culture that values productivity over health. We get sent the message that we always need to be doing more and giving more - even at a detriment to ourselves.
Today I want you to hear, it doesn't have to get to this point. You don't have to reach burnout before you're allowed to stop. As I've said before, there's no gold badge for unnecessary suffering. I know that systemic change is necessary, and at the same time, I also believe there's a lot we can do in the meantime to support ourselves.
I believe you can learn to listen to your body wisdom and your emotions, get clearer on your limits, and practice tools that support your resilience.
"Emotions are ancestral tools that can tell us when our boundaries have been crossed and when it is time to take action”
- JORDAN PICKELL
In my work as a Registered Psychologist, I work with people who are experiencing burnout on a regular basis. I see people who are emotionally exhausted, losing hope, and feeling disconnected from the things they used to care about. I wanted to find a way to share what I know with a larger number of people, and I also wanted to be mindful of the fact that it can be hard to carve out time to focus on your mental health these days. In this mini-course, I go over 4 steps to preventing burnout. These steps are absolutely foundational to the work I do every day. It's what I share with clients in the therapy room, and it's how I manage to do the work I continue to do every day.
Through a series of short videos you can complete within an hour, you'll learn all about the signs you're burning out and how you can make sure to take those signs seriously.
I believe everyone deserves at least an hour for themselves, especially with all we give to our work, and families, and our communities. So please, give yourself that time. This world needs more people who are sustained, grounded, and connected to their aliveness. It can start here.
How to Prevent Burnout is your pathway to maintaining life energy, joy, and connection
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This mini-course contains one hour of pre-recorded videos you can watch and learn from to help you recognize burnout, understand what contributes to it, listen to the signs you're burning out, and practice setting boundaries. I've also included a short PDF guide and some links to additional resources. Here's a closer look at the curriculum:
What to Expect in this Mini-Course (0:59)
Step 1 - Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Burnout
Defining Burnout (8:02)
Step 2 - Understand the Causes of Burnout
Six Workplace Factors You Need to Be Aware Of (9:55)
When does the course start and finish? Since the course is all pre-recorded, it starts as soon as you're ready! This mini-course is designed so that it can be completed within an hour (like you're attending a workshop with me :)), though you're welcome to spread it out over a longer period if you like.
How long do I have access to the course? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 60 days - across any and all devices you own. Even though this sounds like a long time, I know how quickly it can fly by. My suggestion is that as soon as you register, mark it in your calendar when you're going to sit down for an hour and do the course. Don't wait until you have "extra time" - trust me, that day never comes!
What if I am unhappy with the course? I definitely don't want you to be unhappy with a course you've signed up for with me! In order to help prevent this, I've done as much as I can to be transparent about what's included in this mini-course so that there aren't any surprises once you sign up. I also encourage people who don't already know me to have a listen to some of the podcast interviews I've recorded over the years or read articles I've written in order to get a sense of my style and my take on boundaries in order to make sure that we're a good match. I want you to be happy with the course and to feel like this is a full body yes! All that said, if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 48 hours of your purchase and I will give you a full refund.
Is this therapy? This mini-course is a non-interactive educational experience, which means it's not the same as therapy. It's not a substitute for therapy. If you find that the material brings up strong feelings or is connected with unprocessed trauma, I strongly encourage you to follow up with a therapist in your area. You may be able to find one through Inclusive Therapists or Therapy Den (US only).
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