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Identify Your Burnout Habit Loops with Dr. Judson Brewer

November 7, 2022

We are facing an epidemic of burnout. Healthcare providers, teachers, caregivers, and service providers are exhausted, feeling detached, and see their performance decline. Short-term solutions to treating burnout don’t work. In this episode, Dr. Jud and Diana Hill explore the link between anxiety and burnout and 5 common habit loops that keep you stuck in […]

Identify Your Burnout Habit Loops with Dr. Judson Brewer
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We are facing an epidemic of burnout. Healthcare providers, teachers, caregivers, and service providers are exhausted, feeling detached, and see their performance decline. Short-term solutions to treating burnout don’t work. In this episode, Dr. Jud and Diana Hill explore the link between anxiety and burnout and 5 common habit loops that keep you stuck in burnout cycles. Burnout is both an individual and a systemic problem. Next week on the podcast we will explore the workplace factors that also need to be addressed to prevent burnout.

Listen and Learn:

  • The link between anxiety and burnout
  • How avoiding the problem of burnout makes it worse
  • Six workplace mismatches that contribute to burnout
  • Five common burnout habit loops
  • Institutional and individual factors in burnout
  • How treating anxiety helps with burnout
  • Programs for clinicians and physicians
  • Physicians and implicit bias
  • The link between experiential avoidance and burnout
  • The difference between empathy and compassion

About Dr. Jud

Jud Brewer MD PhD (Dr. Jud) is a New York Times best-selling author and thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 25 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. He is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences and Psychiatry at the Schools of Public Health & Medicine at Brown University. He is also the chief medical officer at Sharecare Inc. and a research affiliate at MIT. He is the author of The Craving Mind and the New York Times best-seller, Unwinding Anxiety. Follow him on Twitter @judbrewer.

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Episode Segments

  • [00:00] Introduction
  • [02:12] Burned Out On Burnout
  • [03:35] Health Care Provider Burnout
  • [04:24] The Link Between Anxiety and Burnout
  • [06:59] Short-term Solutions to Burnout Don’t work
  • [09:50] 6 Mismatches That Contribute to Burnout
  • [11:42] The 5 Common Habit Loops Contributing to Burnout
  • [13:45] The Link Between Workplace Conditions and Burnout Behaviors
  • [16:01] Anti-Wellness for Physicians
  • [16:47] Treating Anxiety Treats Burnout
  • [20:41] Physician Implicit Bias
  • [21:51] Moving Beyond Burnout
  • [23:46] Diana’s Event: Come With Me To Costa Rica!
  • [24:18] Experiential Avoidance And Burnout Habit Loops
  • [25:02] Dr. Jud’s Experience Of Burnout
  • [25:38] Why Over-empathizing Is A Problem
  • [30:07] The Observer Effect
  • [33:31] Curiosity And Kindness
  • [33:58] Diana’s Summary
  • [34:52] Your Daily Practice
  • [37:06] Connect With The Podcast

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