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Are you a young adult with anxiety or depression looking for holistic psychotherapy services in Pasadena or Los Angeles, CA? Natalie Moore is a somatic (mind/body/spirit) therapist who specializes in helping creative millennials with lofty goals who don't want to be held back by fear and self-doubt.

Ep 8: Understanding burnout

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Ep 8: Understanding burnout

Natalie + Kate

Hey Infinite Beings!

This is a topic near and not-so-dear to our hearts…BURNOUT! Episode 8 of the Infinite Well podcast — “Understanding burnout.” We delve into:

  • The tell tale signs of burnout

  • Kate and Natalie’s respective burnout stories

  • How burnout is generally glamorized as “hard work” in our society

Here’s the breakdown:

02:33 Kate says that after grad school she “got b*tch slapped by life”

03:45 Natalie makes the “empty tank” metaphor to describe what happens when you burnout and even if you make a drastic life-change like quitting your job, there’s still a long process of getting back your energy reserves

04:27 Kate describes the fear of being burned out again, “burnout re-injury”

05:26 Kate uses the “pulling up the blinds” metaphor

06:19 Natalie uses the “spinning plates” metaphor

07:43 Kate says that getting married opened her eyes to her burnout. She says “I’m not going to bring this misery into my marriage”

08:56 Natalie says our body’s wisdom “it starts as a whisper”

10:14 Kate says she asked herself “what advice would I be giving my clients?”

12:23 “Natalie describes burnout as a physical and psychological phenomenon where you are overworked, overburdened and overwhelmed by the different life responsibilities that you have.

15:40 Natalie speaks to how our society is chronically burned out and speaks to how a couple of generations ago there was much more separation between work and home life.

17:53 Natalie speaks to 1) wishing your life away, i.e. “I can’t wait until…” 2) not seeing burnout as a bad thing 3) thinking that getting sick often was normal 4) priding herself on her “go-getter” attitude and 5) having relied on being young to get away with burning the candle on both ends.

19:29 Article referenced — “The Tell Tale Signs of Burnout…Do You Have Them?” by Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D., published on PsychologyToday.com

23:41 Kate and Natalie at the exact same time say “herculean strength” to describe what it takes to move your body when you’re burned out

24:22 Kate shares that her therapist brought to her attention she might be suffering from adrenal fatigue

25:15 Kate explains what SIG-E-CAPS (signs of depression) stands for: Sleep, Interest, Guilt, Energy, Concentration, Appetite, Psychomotor, Suicidality

26:15 Natalie describes her experience of situational depression and how that was her lightbulb moment in which she realized that she was burned out

29:12 Kate and Natalie both speak to the difference in temperament and how that impacts one’s predisposition to burnout

31:15 Natalie describes how she thought that being burned out but continuing it on would get her some type of metaphorical badge of honor

33:01 Kate speaks to how when you deny emotional and spiritual needs long enough eventually it can manifest as physical illness or even death

33:43 Natalie says it’s hard to explain to other people your decision to leave a toxic job

35:22 Natalie starts to butcher a quote in French and then resorts to the English translation: “What’s essential is invisible to the eye” from Le Petit Prince. She gets a little help with the Fred Rogers connection from this article in Daily Stoic.

Without further ado, here is episode 8 of the Infinite Well podcast! Enjoy.

 

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Natalie Moore | Holistic Psychotherapy | Pasadena & Los Angeles | Mind/Body/Spirit Therapy for Young Adults with Anxiety

about the podcasters

Kate Sullivan [left] is an Empowerment Coach and Natalie Moore [right] is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Both were raised in Northeast L.A., enjoy hiking and speak Spanish fluently. Kate likes coco-almond milk and Natalie prefers hemp.