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Episode 17 - HOW TO HANDLE & AVOID BURNOUT: Physician and Mindfulness Expert Dr. Greg Hammer

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Image courtesy of Dr. Greg Hammer

Are you or a loved one experiencing a burnout?

Some signs of a burnout are: losing patience quickly, poor sleep, being easily distracted and feeling really tired. The ongoing pandemic, the presidential election, working from home, financial stress (and the list goes on) is affecting all of us. 

Take control of your mental health and schedule time away from work and your phone. Give yourself time to feel and process all your emotions and remember that taking great care of yourself is a necessity not a luxury.


Through the episode, Jill and Dr. Hammer discuss:

0:55 What is “burnout?”

2:29 How do we recognize burnout?

4:32 What are the GAIN principles from Dr. Hammer’s book?

7:32 What is a typical dat look like for Dr. Hammer during the COVID era?

9:45 What are the two types of happiness?

12:28 Dr. Hammer’s story of recognizing burnout in his life

14:57 Meditating and accepting that which is painful

17:20 Accepting negative emotions

18:00 How does stress affect men and women differently?

19:12 Dealing with friends and outside family during a tragedy

22:07 Where can we learn more about dealing with burnout?


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Hosted by: Jill de Jong

Produced & Edited by: AJ Moseley

Sound Engineer: Steve Rieckeberg

Medical Disclaimer

Content here and in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It does not substitute any medical advice, and does not replace any medical judgment by your health provider. Always seek a licensed physician or professional provider for health related questions and issues.

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