As part of our effort to truly be of service to our members, we are bringing you a series of offerings - FREE to WANP members - to help you heal the burn out that our community is experiencing. Each of these 4 offerings are only 30 minutes. We hope you join us!
Move beyond the known techniques of self-care to heal the root causes of burn out. We all know that physicians are experiencing high rates of burn out as we enter our 3rd year of dealing with the COVID pandemic. Self-care techniques largely address behavioral aspects of burn out and are not long-term solutions. Lasting change occurs when you act in alignment with your personal motivation for doing this work. Discover how to access a limitless source of renewal within yourself.
This is the first of 4 sessions in this series - each of which are comprised of a short talk, a meditation, and suggested follow-up questions for personal development. Each theme will build on the previous session, but each session is designed to be effective on its own.
January Theme: Empower your origin of becoming a Naturopathic Physician
Elizabeth Kübler-Ross identified denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance as stages of grief people experience while going through a loss. The burn out that many Naturopathic Physicians are experiencing is connected to the depression stage of loss where questions around one’s identity, efficacy, and/or purpose are arising. Inspiration within your work is created when you can identify your original motivation for this career path, as that is the constant element within an environment of continual change.
Meditation: Through a connection to your core self, reconnect with your personal motivation for your career path.
Speaker bio: Heather Islander, LMT, CST, MIT, empowers people to trust themselves. Since 2003 she has been helping people on their healing journeys through a synthesis of Craniosacral Therapy and Distance Healing. Her previous experience as a classroom teacher and educational therapist created the foundation for understanding how people process information, and the elements that create a safe place to learn. Based in Seattle, WA, she is frequently recognized for sharing intuitive messages and a uniquely healing touch. Look for her book Compassionate Seeing: Approachable techniques and stories for Integrated Craniosacral Therapy in 2022. She can be found online at http://www.heatherislander.com
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