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How to Avoid Burnout When Work and Home are One

Tune in Thursday, November 5th at 8 a.m. (repeats Monday, November 9th at 6 a.m.) for The Original Loretta Brown Show as Greg Hammer, MD is interviewed.

Dr. Hammer is a pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, professor at Stanford University Medical Center, and the author of GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals (May 15, 2020).

Millions of people have transitioned to remote work and the new reality has blurred the lines between our personal and professional lives, leaving many employees struggling to set healthy boundaries. Based on employee survey comments, new data from FlexJobs and Mental Health America (MHM):

  • 75% of people have experienced burnout at work, with 40% saying they’ve experienced burnout specifically during the pandemic.
  • Prior to the pandemic, just 5% of employed workers and 7% of unemployed workers said their mental health was poor or very poor. Now, 18% of employed and 27% of unemployed workers say they are struggling with mental health issues.

A member of the Stanford WellMD initiative and the Wellness Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Hammer is currently the Chair of the Physician Wellness Task Force for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on wellness at institutions worldwide and teaches GAIN to medical students, residents, and fellows at Stanford.

Dr. Hammer’s clinical focus is in pediatric cardiac anesthesia and pediatric critical care medicine. His research is in developmental pharmacology and immunology, and he has an active laboratory with multiple ongoing studies in these areas. He has published widely on topics related to pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac and thoracic procedures as well as organ transplantation. Dr. Hammer is a health enthusiast and meditator, utilizing a non-duality and mindfulness-based approach, including the GAIN method.

Website: www.GregHammerMD.com

Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions.

Find out more about her at www.reikioasis.com.

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