In this episode of Soul Sister Conversations, Dr. Tom Lehnert tells his story of burnout as an Emergency Room physician. He shares the physical and emotional symptoms he was experiencing in his life that brought him to burnout. These symptoms eventually caught up with him impacting his work and his family life. Although this occurred over a period of time, he recalls a point where he noticed himself not caring about a very special event in their family.
Seeking to feel better, Dr. Lehnert started listening to relaxation CD's he had in his home. He noticed a reprieve temporarily from how he was feeling. He then began seeking out information on meditation and mindfulness. Eventually he took meditation retreats and he now teaches meditation to patients, staff and the community.
Dr. Lehnert reminds you in this episode to be compassionate with yourself. If you are interested in practicing meditation, he says do a meditation you enjoy. Start small, become more present in your life and befriend yourself.
If you are interested in following along with Dr. Tom Lehnert, he has both a closed and open Facebook group called "Mindfulness Meditation Miramichi."