Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back

Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back

by Marnie Loomis, Beth Genly

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Overview

Running On Empty? Get Your Life Back

Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back provides the road map of a new, easy-to-use, personalized burnout recovery system. After experiencing burnout themselves, the authors, Dr. Marnie Loomis, a naturopathic physician, and Beth Genly, a Yale-trained specialty nurse-practitioner, boiled down hundreds of medical and sociological studies to distill out key answers to these critical questions: Why do some people burn out while others do not? What protects us from burnout? What makes us vulnerable? How can we stay far away from burnout in the future?

Loomis and Genly’s book explains how burnout happens and how it is different (and worse) than stress. It gently but thoroughly debunks many harmful social myths around burnout. Throughout this friendly, often humorous book, readers discover self-tests, reflection exercises, and visual tools designed to enhance their learning and support their individual recovery. Central to the system: a unique "Burnout Shield" self-assessment, in which the reader maps their personalized recovery plan, based on the individual shape of their 5 areas of burnout protection and vulnerability. An appendix cites extensive sources and references.

Q: "Does having burnout mean I'm weak?"

A: No! Burnout can happen to anyone. Learning what to do can help you feel better, fast.

Q: "I’m exhausted. I want a manageable system that’s right for me.”

A: You got it! You’ll create your Burnout Shield, a simple visual dashboard that focuses on your needs. No more one-size-fits-all advice. Focus on what you need and what works.

Q: "Do you understand how frustrating burnout is?"

A: Yes! We’ve been there. We share some of our own experiences as we help you find your way out as well. Our research-based system has helped many people out of burnout, and it can help you, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999137215
Publisher: Bouclier Press
Publication date: 07/10/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 1,025,893
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Marnie Loomis, ND, is a naturopathic physician in private practice, as well as a speaker known for her witty and engaging style. She has been a natural medicine expert for television, radio and print news outlets and has presented scientific lectures and comedy shows on the topics of health and burnout since 2001. Dr. Loomis's diverse resume includes naturopathic private practice, business consultant, managing editor for the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, departmental director, and instructor of several subjects at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon.
Beth Genly, MSN, now leads the coaching and consulting company, Burnout Solutions (www.Burnout-Solutions.com.) As a speaker and workshop leader, her audiences love her warm, interactive style. After earning her graduate degree in midwifery from Yale University School of Nursing, she worked for 23 years as a nurse-midwife, during which time she taught, provided hands-on care, and worked as a clinical manager. Her midwifery career included working as a clinical provider for the Yale Health Center and a decade serving on the nurse-midwifery faculty at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU.)

Table of Contents

List of Interactive Elements . ..  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . . . .. . xi
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii
Acknowledgments .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  xv

Part I: Learn the Inside Scoop about Burnout

Chapter ONE: Contrary to Popular Belief, Burnout Is Not a Workplace Zombie Virus .  . 1

Chapter TWO: How Does Burnout Happen? . . .  . . . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .   .  .   . . . . . . . 11

Chapter THREE: Recognizing Burnout When You See It and Feel It   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  29

Part II: Create Your Action Plan

Chapter FOUR: What Stands Between You and Burnout: Five Key Areas . . .  . . . . . . . 41

Chapter FIVE: Where Are You Strong? Where Are You Vulnerable?

Your Burnout Shield Self-Tests .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  49

Part III: Take Action

Chapter SIX: Self-Care: Are You Providing Your Body with the 

Basics that Keep It Going? .  .  . . .  .  .  .    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  ..  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  87

Chapter SEVEN: Reflection & Recognition: Engage Your

Brain’s Most Powerful Reward Circuits .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .129

Chapter EIGHT: Capacity: Check the Lay of the Land .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . .  .  ..  .  .  .  . 153

Chapter NINE: Community: Reconnect, Ask for Help, Get Perspective   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 185

Chapter TEN: Coping Skills: Rethink Your Reactions .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  ..    .  .  .  .  .209

Chapter ELEVEN: Staying Out of Burnout  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  . .  .  .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

Appendices

Appendix A: Recommended Reading .  .  ..  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .    .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 257

Appendix B: Game-based Interactive Learning .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  ..  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 259

Appendix C: Sources and References . . . . . . . . ..  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  . . . . . . . . 265

About the Authors .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . . . . . .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 295

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