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Answers to Burnout for Yourself and Your Clients

  • Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Michael's at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA, 94043


  • lunch not guaranteed
  • lunch not guaranteed
  • lunch not guaranteed
  • lunch not guaranteed
  • price increases 6/21
  • price increases 6/21
  • price increases 6/21

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Presented by Dr. Cynthia Sholes, PhD

4 CEUs for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs

Watch an interview with Dr. Cindy

This event will be in person at Micheal's at Shoreline and also offered as a live stream event. There is plenty of space for distancing, and we will follow all covid protocols including signing a covid-19 liability release form In-person registration includes lunch buffet, dessert and drinks. Michael's at Shoreline is a beautiful venue with outdoor patios for breaks and eating. A recording of this presentation will be available to all registrants for 3 months.

About the Presentation

In 2021, over 47 million Americans voluntarily quit their jobs in what has been called “The Great Resignation.” Many of them were essential, frontline workers who cared so much that they were driven past their limits.  Exhausted, frustrated, and experiencing compassion fatigue they were in the throes of burnout, a state characterized by mental, emotional, and physical depletion due to prolonged and excessive stress.  

Many people, labeled as “non-essential” workers, involuntarily lost their jobs in 2020 due to the shutdowns of the pandemic. They got to see what life was like without the driving pressures of work. Feeling underappreciated and often disrespected they decided to opt-out of the hedonic treadmill of the American Dream and opt-in to a life of languishing.

For some the voluntary joblessness has been a blessing.  They were ready for retirement anyway even if they didn’t know it. However, the majority weren’t prepared for retirement and the joblessness, voluntary or not, is causing hardship.  They are now turning to overburdened mental health professionals to help them with the mental and emotional effects of their burnout state and the resulting frustration, anxiety, lack of motivation, and hopelessness that often comes from needing something you don’t really want.

Those that have hope and feel a sense of control over their lives are looking to find a new direction, a path of purpose and productivity that won’t lead to burnout, but rather, to satisfaction and passion.  The hopeful would also benefit from guidance from mental health professionals who know how to direct them off the burnout path.

In this workshop, you will learn how you can identify the signs of burnout in yourself and your clients before it leads to self-sabotaging behaviors.  You will learn about neuroscience based tools to help your clients get off the burnout path and find authentic feelings of purpose without the automatic stress habits that hijack the mind.

Program Goals

This presentation gives an overview of subclinical burnout and the scourge of stress that leads to burnout.  The goal of this workshop is for participants to be able to identify the signs of chronic stress in language and behavior and help their clients find the locuses of control that allows them to see their way out of the burnout cycle.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the 3 hallmarks of burnout as they may be presented by your client.
  • Distinguish the 3 types of Burnout and the most common causes of each.  
  • Understand the mental, emotional and physical cycle of burnout and how to intervene at any of those points.
  • Practice a fast-acting somatic technique that stops stress that leads to burnout.
  • Understand a novel long term solution that extinguishes ongoing stress patterns that keep the burnout cycle going.

About the Presenter

Dr. Cindy is a neuroscientist turned positive transformation coach. She helps caring people, who feel so burnt-out they just want to quit, reconnect with their deepest selves to find authentic power and purpose.  Dr. Cindy got her PhD in Neuroscience from UCSF Medical School in 1996. After having two babies, she quit her demanding, frustrating and exhausting career path to pursue her life’s purpose.  She became a medical hypnotherapist and a life coach applying neuroscience concepts and understanding to solve her clients problems.  One of her clients referred to her as a “human condition detective”. Now she teaches other coaches and therapists how to tap into their clients subconscious mind and quickly and effectively change the self-sabotaging patterns that keep them stuck, freeing them up to realize their true human potential. Dr Cindy now lives the life of her dreams and believes anyone can find and follow their purpose to live their dreams.


SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 4 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs.

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