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EP 002: Battling Workplace Burnout With Amy Papandrea

Publication Date: November 02, 2022

By: NWHN Staff

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If you’re going through the motions of life and work, feeling soul sick, detached, or even cynical towards your work, you may be suffering from “burnout,” now officially recognized by The World Health Organization (WHO) as an “occupational phenomenon” that is characterized by feelings of depletion and exhaustion, increased mental distance from or negativity towards one’s job, and reduced professional efficacy. You’re not alone, as a survey conducted by Asana that looked at workers across 10 countries found that 70% of those surveyed experienced burnout last year. So, what can we do to overcome this growing trend and create an environment of wellness within the workplace?

Enter Amy Papandrea, health coach and founder of Stone Lotus Health Coaching, who strives to help individuals and businesses battle workplace burnout.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The role of a health coach and how they can help to sustain lifestyle changes.
  • Signs and symptoms of chronic, unmanaged stress.
  • Signs and symptoms of burnout.
  • 3 free practical tips to reduce stress in under 10 minutes daily.
  • The role of an organization’s leadership in fostering an environment that promotes employee wellness.

More about Amy:

Amy Papandrea started her career as a social worker in human services and is now a certified health and wellness coach. She founded Stone Lotus Health Coaching and works with individuals, corporations, businesses, and nonprofits to prevent and combat burnout.

After two stays in the ICU just a few weeks apart, Amy came close to losing her life as a result of a rare chronic disease of the liver, Budd-Chiari syndrome. These life-threatening medical emergencies led her into the world of health coaching after she was forced to make lifestyle changes to improve her health. Amy soon realized that not only had she become ill from her condition, but she had also been experiencing extreme and chronic burnout.

As someone with experience successfully navigating the path from illness to wellness, Amy believes everyone deserves to feel happy, strong, and well and now strives to help others beat burnout and learn to thrive with her holistic coaching.



Resources for Episode 002:

Amy’s Health Coaching:

Links to Mindfulness Research:

Terms Mentioned:

Burnout – Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Three dimensions characterize it:

  • Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion.
  • Increased mental distance from one’s job, feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job
  • Reduced professional efficacy.

Health coaching – helping individuals implement lifestyle changes to improve health and wellbeing

Budd-Chiari syndrome – When the hepatic veins (veins that drain the liver) are blocked or narrowed by a clot (mass of blood cells).

Parasympathetic nervous system – a network of nerves that relaxes your body after periods of stress or danger

The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and entertain. All views expressed by the persons featured on the Your Health Unlocked podcast are their own and do not reflect the opinions of the NWHN or its affiliates. Information provided in this podcast does not constitute medical advice. Consult your own provider for any medical issues that you may be experiencing.

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