Going beyond burnout - fighting fire with fire presented by James S Gordon

Transforming How We Understand and Treat Burnout

January 31, 2018

CMBM Founder and Executive Director, James S. Gordon, MD will discuss using food to help you move beyond burnout. This bonus webinar is the final webinar in a series of Mind, Mood & Food webinars presented by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and hosted by leading nutrition author, speaker and integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN.

The burnout — the physical, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion, cynicism, withdrawal, and poor performance that afflicts painfully large numbers of health and mental health professions, that so many others also feel and suffer from — can be transformed from a calamitous endpoint to a hopeful wakeup call.

In this webinar, you will become aware of the beliefs and attitudes, the conditions and forces that may have quenched your creative fire and chilled the warmth of your compassion.

Drawing on 50 years of work with patients, students, and colleagues and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s ground-breaking program of self-care and group support, Dr Gordon help you to discover and embrace ways of being and doing that will reignite your fire and keep it burning with life-giving, life-celebrating heat.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize burnout in yourself, your patients, clients, and colleagues, and learn to see it as an opportunity for transformation.
  2. Practice quieting the agitation and relentless self-criticism that make personal and professional satisfaction so difficult.
  3. Learn to raise the energy in tired, stressed out, burnt out bodies.
  4. Mobilize your imagination to discover how you can continue to burn with light and creativity, joy and compassion.

CEUs for Registered Dietitians may be available for participants who attended the live broadcast

About the Presenter
James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, a Psychiatrist, is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. A Georgetown Medical School Professor, he chaired the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine and is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression.

James S. Gordon, MD

About the Host
Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ  is the co-founder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, www.IFNAcademy.com, a comprehensive, online, educational program for dietitians interested in functional medicine.

Notable in her dietetic career, Kathie has served as the Education Director for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s highly acclaimed Food As Medicine professional training program for almost two decades.

Kathie is the co-author of  The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Health with Dr. Gerard Mullin. Her most recent book,  The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, with co-author Joseph Hooper features the latest science on the microbiome. Connect with Kathie at www.kathieswift.com

Mind, Mood, and Food: A Food As Medicine Seminar

Kathie will join James Gordon, MD and some of the leading professionals in mindful eating for a special presentation of our program, Mind, Mood, and Food at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA on April 15-20, 2018.

Learn More about Mind, Mood, and Food

Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series

This is the last webinar in The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series. Join us for the entire series:

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Thank you to the Scheidel Foundation for support of the Mind, Mood, and Food Webinar Series.