Event Details
Event Type: Online Class

September 30, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
At your computer/device
Debbie Balfanz, Jeanette Lindsay

Coming Back from Burnout – Re-Engage in Work and Life

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It reduces your productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical, and resentful. Because the negative effects of burnout can spill over into every area of life, it is important to recognize the early signs of burnout and take steps to manage your stress and restore your well-being.

In this interactive online class, we will review the concept of burnout, learn how to recognize whether you are experiencing symptoms, and most importantly, reveal what you can do to re-engage in your work and your life. You will learn about scientific research on burnout and discover strategies to break the burnout cycle. Then you will have a chance to share your personal experience with other participants and brainstorm ways you might employ these strategies in your own life. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to set an intention to take one small step toward reducing the feelings of burnout and rediscovering joy in your work and life.

Instructors: Deborah Balfanz, PhD, is the group behavior change program manager for the Stanford Health Improvement Program and has been helping individuals make sustainable lifestyle changes since coming to HIP in 2002.

Jeanette Lindsay is the director of talent management and organization development in Stanford University Human Resources. She earned her BS in business administration/marketing from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her masters in organization development and change from Penn State.

Class details are subject to change.