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Caregiver Burnout w/ Dr. Monica Vermani
Episode 2622nd June 2022 • Traumagility • Hayley Adams, CMHC, LPC, CCTP
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Dr. Monica Vermani, C. Psych., and author of A Deeper Wellness returns to the the show to discuss caregiver burnout and what to do about it.

Caught up in the relentless pace of modern life, the demands of work, family and finances can, at times, leave us feeling overwhelmed. The demanding pace of life fosters anxiety, depression, restlessness, anger, irritability or unhealthy habits, like overeating, overworking and addictions. All too often, the daily grind can leave us struggling to keep up, with little or no time for self-care or reflection. We find ourselves merely existing, not living the life we wish to live.

In her new book, A Deeper Wellness, Dr. Monica Vermani provides the tools to create a deep, authentic sense of wellbeing. Drawing from her 25 years of clinical practice, Dr. Vermani takes readers through her tried and true steps of creating incremental, meaningful change. In 18 clear and succinct ‘chapters,’ the author guides readers through healing their pain and trauma, recognizing and confronting the thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of their happiness and connecting to their authentic self.

Inspiring and guiding readers to create deep, transformational change in their life, A Deeper Wellness provides a focused, and practical path to healing the past, dealing with the present and building an authentic, connected future — and creating for themselves a lasting, deeper wellness.

[0:33] Introduction to Caregiver Burnout

[1:33] Physical symptoms of burnout

[2:30] Where does caregiver burnout come from?

[3:20] Caregiver timeline

[3:55] Modeling

[4:42] Codependency and reinforcement

[5:35] Pandemic disheartenment and finding joy

[6:17] "Victim mentality" and caregivers

[8:25] Human symptoms have a purpose

[8:55] Habits

[10:00] 1/3rd of your time needs to be restful

[11:06] Time management while running a business

[12:30] Body states and symptoms

[14:00] The problem with using food for short spurts of energy

[15:15] Structure and Routine

[16:00] Human suffering serves a purpose

[16:45] Eustress, distress and substances as uppers/downers

[18:12] Digestive issues=hard time processing

[21:39] "I ams" and "shoulds" with caregivers

[24:33] Rituals

[25:15] Parenting with trauma

[31:55] Keep things simple

[33:33] Overextension

[36:23] Healthy living

[37:29] Overthinking

[38:22] Date yourself

[39:35] Friend influence

[41:15] Protecting your energy

[44:40] Mantras and grounding

[46:00] Gratitude

[47:21] Capabilities vs imagination

[49:07] No double standards with unconditional love

[51:43] Values

[52:48] Imposter syndrome

[55:20] "Who am I separate from my past and culture?"

[56:10] Finding your own uniqueness

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