Michelle Courtney Berry, MPS, CISD
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Prevent Burnout by Fixing the System and Until Then, Help the Frontline

Burnout at work saps millions of lives each day and costs trillions of dollars. As our days get longer, our time for friends, family, hobbies are often severely limited. We work too hard and play too little. Our health and economy suffer. Our time for self-care is often non-existent. Find out how to make self-care a priority, while inculcating wellness into every facet of life. Earn more. Retain more. Inspire more. By recognizing that many of our systems are broken, we can work to change those systems. Until that massive change occurs, we must support our frontline workers and understand that compassion fatigue and moral injury (the better word for burnout) are devastating matters. The suicide rates for our care providers are unacceptable. We must act right now to turn the tide. Click on the button below to find out how we can work together to increase morale, build stronger teams, and stronger economies, by fixing broken systems, by supporting our caregivers, and by demanding change.

Believe me, I know what it’s like to “burn the candle at both ends.” That’s why I’m so perfectly situated to help overworked, busy visionaries learn how to slow down and press reset so they can live their happiest, healthiest lives, without compromising their values, and helping them make simple course corrections so they can prioritize their self-care and overall happiness. One of the best things you can do today, RIGHT NOW is to get outside in nature and simply breathe. We spend way too much time indoors, at our desks, not moving. Let’s change that. Patients, sick family in need, elders with critical illness, all of this brings pressure to bear and caregivers need just as much, if not more support as those who are ill.

Consultation Topics Include

  • Motivation and Movement: Making the Link Between Moving More and Earning More, Stressing Less.

  • Happiness at Work: Happy Employees Save Time AND Money.

  • Sleep 101: Why sleep is your key to success and health.

  • Scarcity vs. Abundance - How to rewire your brain to see the glass as full.

  • Zen-Trify Your Life - How you can live a life of Zen in five easy ways.

  • Positive Living in 15 Seconds - How to Release Yourself from Negativity.

  • Why Mindful Self-Care is THE Antidote to Burnout.

  • Building Environments and Cultures of Preventive Health and Wellness

  • Forest Bathing, Deep Woods Meditation, and Hiking for Health

  • Why Retreats Rock for Encouraging Team Building and Leadership Development

Working Well Program: Burnout Prevention, Reduction & Remediation

Over a million people miss work daily due to factors related to burnout and unmitigated stress. Through facilitator-led conversation, group engagement and participation, and hands-on demonstrations sprinkled with compassionate humor, Michelle has helped ambitious individuals reduce and recover from the impact of burnout. A new term, to even replace burnout, is now called “moral injury” and it is worth listening to. It's not that our workers who provide care need to learn more resilience, it’s that they need to be recognized in a system that is often broken and running counter to their values, expectations, and desires to help heal the world. Visionaries suffer in broken systems, in broken promises, and in unfavorable workplace situations.

Process

  • Instruction on how mindfulness-based self-care can be an antidote to burnout. Until we fix the system, our workers still need ways to deal with what is often neither fair nor reasonable.

  • Exploration of how "feeling stressed" differs from “being burned out."

  • Protocols for "unpacking" the mental, physical, financial, health, personal, and professional impacts caused by burnout, now referred to as “moral injury.”

  • Examination of how our resistance to self-care is often enmeshed with our desire to rescue others before rescuing ourselves. 

Results

  • Develop a framework for examining the ways that mindful self-care can circumvent burnout and why it has a higher return on investment than other wellness practices.

  • Demonstrate easy-to-replicate instant stress reduction techniques using meditation, acupressure, progressive muscle relaxation, and breath work.

  • Recognize why burnout reduction makes good business sense. Together, we'll explore the gamut of stress reduction, burnout prevention, interrupting the "burnout-cycle" and more to improve your workplace relationships. Participants will learn how adopting easy-to-learn daily rituals for mindful self-care can shift mindsets, enhance moods, and create happy, healthy, productive workplaces.

  • Understand the difference between “burnout” and “moral injury” and look at ways we can fix broken protocols, promises, and systems.

“Michelle helped me awaken my divine purpose, so I could get laser-focused and crystal-clear about how I wanted to expend my time, money and energy. She worked with me 1:1 and with our group in an amazing intensive retreat in the gorgeous Finger Lakes - it was simply divine.”

— Lisa Guido, Entrepreneur, Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist, LMT

Learn Meditation & Reiki

Michelle offers easy-to-learn meditation training and intuitive, energetic Reiki - a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing passed down from ancient teachers and healers. As an internationally-certified and trained NLP Master Coach and Practitioner for Health and Wellness, meditation teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, stress reduction expert and group conflict negotiator, she loves teaching beginning meditation, which is easy to learn, and provides a lifetime of healing. For Michelle, and many other Eastern healing arts experts, it’s not as much about “clearing your mind,” but rather, paying attention to your thoughts. The benefits of meditation don't end when your meditation session ends, either! Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Michelle has taught children and adults of all ages, in historical community centers, at retreats, in preschools, inside K-12 schools, within colleges and universities, in juvenile detention centers and prisons, with corporations, start-ups, government entities, and more. She received her graduate degree in Organizational Communication from Cornell University, where her master’s thesis focused on examining the variables that best predict health knowledge and behavior change. She is also expert on commongenius and she has worked in the U.S., Canada, and Africa. Contact her today!