Navigating Burnout: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Support with Dr. Errin Weisman, DO

burnout podcast Jun 01, 2023
Dr. Errin Weisman, DO

In Episode 32 of the Pause to Remember Podcast, Dr. Erin Weisman, a burnout coach, shares her personal journey through burnout in the medical field.  Starting in medical school and intensifying during her residency and early years as a physician, Dr. Weisman describes feeling trapped and using work as a coping mechanism. 

The conversation acknowledges the impact of the pandemic on burnout and the challenges faced by healthcare professionals.  Dr. Weisman emphasizes the difficulty of recognizing it and feeling isolated in a profession where others seem to be coping well.

Finding support in a physician community and working with life coach, Dr. Philippa Kennealy, Dr. Weisman rediscovered her happiness and made changes in her life. 

The episode emphasizes the importance of seeking support and finding a community to overcome burnout.  It also delves into Dr. Weisman's personal journey of self-discovery, making career changes, and finding her own path.  The conversation highlights the significance of being true to oneself and not conforming to societal expectations.

The discussion further explores topics such as listening to one's inner voice, navigating grief, and making assertive choices to change work environments.  The episode emphasizes personal growth, self-acceptance, and celebrating and learning from experiences. 

Financial concerns when making career changes are addressed, as well as the importance of prioritizing mental health over a job and exploring new opportunities.  The conversation also touches on work addiction, the need for healthier coping mechanisms, and the team-based approach to address burnout.

In conclusion, Dr. Weisman's podcast serves as a source of inspiration and community for a large audience.  The episode provides valuable insights and information for anyone experiencing burnout or seeking self-care.  

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