Special Edition: Burnout in Business - How to Prevent it, How to Recover, with ‘Dr Burnout’ Valerie Ling - Ep 12
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When we sat down to hear the story of psychologist and burnout expert Dr Valerie Ling from the Centre for Effective Living, we had a feeling it was going to be one of our most helpful episodes yet—and we weren’t disappointed.

In this episode, (the second in a two-part series), Valerie dives into her expertise on the treatment and prevention of burnout – a path many business leaders often (sadly) travel.

Valerie’s an expert on the topic, has been given the nickname ‘Doctor Burnout’, heads up a team of therapists who help people recover from the condition, and has a passion to help leaders of all kinds to live more effective and balanced lives. Not only that, she once travelled through the valley of burnout herself – and knows first hand how it feels (and how not to go there!) Her advice is invaluable.


Key Moments

02:27 - Valerie shares her own burnout story: “I had a client walk in saying that I looked terrible.”

05:17 – Burnout – the warning signs.

09:52 – Steps to recovery if you’re burnt out.

11:32 – Valerie shares her Six 'R’s’ of burnout prevention.

17:04 – Avenues for affordable counselling.

19:01 – Hope for anyone suffering burnout: you can not only recover, but find a better, healthier normal than before.

21:53 – What is post traumatic growth?


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