Are you a doctor who is tired of being burnt out and soul-crushed? Do you dread going to work sometimes, but are not sure why?
Burnout comes in many different forms.
Do you shoulder the thankless tasks of navigating an underfunded healthcare system, then go home and handle the endless invisible tasks of childcare? Do you ever feel you have to juggle all of your roles and make it look effortless? Maybe you bring your anger home sometimes?
Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?Maybe you've had some patient complaints or been sued. Then you wonder if you were even meant to be in medicine.
Does shame prevent you from showing up as your authentic self? Do you ever feel that your self-worth is tied to the lines on your CV? Do you collect titles behind your name or publish papers because "that's what successful doctors do?"
How often do you blame others for the holes in the healthcare system, but then mentally check out when it's time for you to contribute to a solution?
Have you ever felt like leaving medicine, but were too scared to leave its financial security and the cachet of being a "smart doctor?"
The pandemic left us exhausted, stressed, and isolated. It's time to recover.
Are you ready to define your own vision of success, within medicine—and maybe even beyond? Are you ready to stop the burnout?
I was in the same place as you. I remember the pain of unhappiness and empty days. I dreaded going to work. I was angry and irritable. I felt that my patients were "things to clear off the waiting list" rather than people who deserved my compassion and care.
I lacked self-compassion. I didn't experience joy. I couldn't give to others since my own bucket was empty. No one talked about physician wellness then.
But I'm no longer in that space. I helped myself. I know that burnout recovery is possible. Now I'm going to help you. I help doctors put themselves first. I help doctors thrive.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us suffered moral injury in silence.
We saw a chronically underfunded healthcare system crumble. And we were asked to fill the gaps. We were asked to make something out of very little every single day. We shared our anger and pain in stories, op-eds, and protests. But has anything changed?
I truly believe the healthcare system will change--slowly. Maybe not within my time and maybe not within yours. But good changes surely come when we first change. If one doctor treats 10000 patients per year, what kind of changes will we see when we start to put our needs first?
Everyone else after.
Are you ready to take that powerful step together?
My Framework for Overcoming Burnout
It's painful when our ideas and beliefs clash with our lived experiences. The hard work begins with observing our mindset and deciding what shifts and what stays.
Mind Trash and Shame
The past shapes us, but sometimes we fail to learn its lessons. Imperfection is normal. You will learn how to accept who you are now and that you are always changing and learning to be better.
You will learn how to be shame resilient.
Establish Healthy Boundaries
We will apply a "simplicity filter" to your life. You will learn when and how to say no so you can say a big YES to what fills you with joy.
Curiosity and Vulnerability
This is where you will visualize your best future and take the initial steps to get there. You will learn how to strengthen your courage muscles and harness the power of fear to grow into your best self.
Clarify Core Values
Who are you without even trying? You will identify your core values.
You will learn to express these core values at work and with your relationships,
Fail, Rise, Learn, Climb, Repeat
When you choose to change, you can't control the outcome. That is scary, but also amazing. You will learn how to accept this fact and get back up.