I’m Burning Out. Now, What?

Burnout is becoming more commonplace. It’s not just an increased workload or a more competitive landscape. As a culture, we are addicted to busyness and distraction. We suffer from an inability to set boundaries and to say “yes” to taking care of ourselves. We are living in an illusion—that we are in control, that we can really multi-task, that constant stimulation is good for us, that living the way we do will not harm us. Photo by aloshbennett

In this one-hour session, you’ll learn how “self-depletion” (definition of deplete: to make less by gradually using up, starving, or emptying) is part of a larger pattern of “self-violence”. You’ll be introduced to a tool that begins to counteract self-depletion and practice using this tool during the session.

Presented by Richard W. Smith, moderated by Carol Ross. This webinar was originally part of the Break Out of Your Bubble career development program, delivered in 2012.


About Richard Smith

richard smithFor the last four decades, Richard Smith has helped individuals, teams, and organizations in seven countries develop more fully.  From working with the Singaporean Ministry of Education to design a renewal program for all public school teachers to leading retreats for physicians, Richard’s approach is grounded in a deep understanding of what human beings need to thrive.

Richard is an adjunct faculty member at  The Center for Creative Leadership and The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership, Asia and a faculty member at The Physician Leadership College at the University of St. Thomas. Richard has served a broad spectrum of society, including individuals at KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Starbuck’s, Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States Air Force, Eli Lilly and Company, and The American Red Cross.

Richard is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a graduate degree in Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary.  He lives in Indianapolis.

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