The Left of Burnout podcast is produced by John Allison, a British Army veteran with 24 years of service. Upon retirement he became health and wellbeing manager for two large London-based advertising agencies. Five years later, in 2017, he started holistic wellbeing service Motion to Mind™ and developed the 4M Framework™ for health and happiness. More recently he launched a groundbreaking modular program, Stress Injury Prevention Training™ (SIPT™) to provide employers with a new program to support employees in work and in life.
The term Left of Burnout is a take on the phrase Left of Bang, which was used to describe a preventative approach to tackling the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) war in Iraq. Rather than focusing on the smoking hole in the ground the aim was to look far Left of Bang and deny funding, resources to prevent bombs from being fabricated and emplaced in the first instance. John Allison specialised in bomb disposal with the Royal Engineers and Weapons Intelligence with the Intelligence Corps.
Left of Burnout is a phrase coined by John Allison and is a take on the term Left of Boom or Left of Bang which was used to describe a preventative approach to the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat in Iraq when John served as Intelligence Officer - Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC) Baghdad.
Stress related ill-health can be visualised as being on a continuum, from being well on the far left, to being mildly irritated, to dealing with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress injury, burnout and psychosis at the far right hand end of the continuum. Helping people to empower themselves to keep far, far left of burnout and stay well, is the aim of the show.
Angela Patmore: The Truth About Stress *MHAW Special*
John Allison talks to former International Fulbright Scholar, University of East Anglia research fellow and best selling author, Angela Patmore about mental health, stress and how we can provide people with real, practical action steps to help them move forward in challenging times. Angela discusses her proven approach that has helped hundreds of people tackle adversity and grow. She also provides us with a range of proven action strategies for addressing tough times right now
Oli Ryan from PlanBee & Home Schooling
Home Schooling Our Children:
With so many parents juggling life demands, work and schooling it's easy to feel the pressure. While there are many challenges, they're also considerable opportunities for care givers too.
Oli Ryan, former teacher and now senior manager for leading education company, PlanBee, provides top tips for parents and offers considerable insight into home schooling.
Dr Jessica Miller: Tackling Traumatic Stress & UK Policing
Dr Jessica Miller talks about dealing with exposure to trauma, tackling PTSD and her remarkable work supporting UK first responders/blue light services. Dr Miller goes into detail about the UK's first survey to assess trauma management and working conditions in UK policing which was concluded in December 2018.
Dr Miller provides a wealth of information to help us deepen our understanding of trauma exposure and how to tackle traumatic stress. She also details her invaluable work with Police Care UK.
Hannah Millington: Chronic Pain & Stress
Writer and journalist, Hannah Millington experienced chronic pain in her hands. At one point she was told by medical professionals that there was no cure and she was given conflicting information by many health professionals. Determined to find some answers Hannah carried out her own research leading her to deduce that the pain was linked to repressed emotions and the stress response. In this fascinating interview Hannah shares with us a number of valuable insights.
Professor Vivette Glover: Prenatal Stress & Fetal Programming
Prenatal Stress & Fetal Programming:
The Left of Burnout podcast is all about prevention, preventing stress related ill-health and keeping people well. There is no better place to start the PREVENT journey then with an expectant mother and unborn child. If we're to give people the best possible start in life we have to do everything we can to support the expectant mother. John Allison with Professor Vivette Glover.
John Allison: Introduction to Left of Burnout Podcast
In this episode, British Army veteran John Allison, founder of the Left of Burnout podcast outlines the rationale behind the show, talks about some of the issues in his life that inspired him to produce it and do the work that he does today at Motion to Mind™.