Healer Burnout: are you in danger?
By Jena Griffiths | November 27, 2010
Our next interview will be with Dr Prit Gill on Healer Burnout: healing and caring for yourself.
Date: 29 november 2010
Topic: Healer Burnout
On Monday 29 November I’ll be interviewing Dr Gill on healer burnout. Dr Gill has worked as a healer for 33 years. He is assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and identifies himself as being a holistic physician who happens to be anchored by allopathic scientifically derived medicine. Dr Gill’s life journey has afforded him a rather diverse and different vantage point from which to view his chosen profession.
During the call Dr Gill will be sharing his vast experience with you.
You’ll learn about:
- the role of the healer in society
- What is healer burnout? How to recognize the dangers
- High Risk Personality traits. Is this you?
- What sort of behaviors make you a high risk candidate?
- How to prevent burnout and ensure lifelong joy and reward in healing.
Please forward this link to anyone you know of who may benefit.
Who is Dr Prit Gill?
Dr Gill was born and raised in rural black tribal Africa and had his early formal education grounded in Africa. Hence he absorbed the tenets of practice as well as the role and influence of the traditional African Medicine man and his art very early in his career. Time invested at a Catholic monastically driven seminary allowed him an education into the medieval healing rituals of early western tradition. Because of circumstances related to his family’s spiritual roots he is deeply steeped and influenced by the heritage of Eastern thought and faiths (Buddhist/Hindu/Sikh) as they pertain to the healing of human physical and psychic pain.
In addition having for many years worked intimately with relatively isolated Native American populations on Indian Reservations in Oklahoma and North Dakota, Dr Gill has also assimilated into his perceptual universe the ancient healing wisdom of Native Americans.
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Topics: Burnout cures | 4 Comments »
November 30th, 2010 at 2:41 am
I captured many excellent points from Dr. Gill’s seminar. Thank you. He says, “Having an emotional ‘framwork’ in place is very important.” This includes having friends who you can share with… who will listen to you. I also thought deeply about healers who operate as a Humanitarian and those who are motivated by other means. Interesting, indeed. He was humble, loving and very giving of information based on many, many years of experience. Thank you Jena and Dr. Gill!
November 30th, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Thanks Kay, for your feedback. There were so many important points made I think I’m going to have to go back and re-listen myself.
As he says, healer burnout is something that every healer will face at some point in their career.
December 1st, 2010 at 2:42 am
Thanks Jena for this wonderful lecture. I appreciate Dr. Gill’s insight. Those of us that have chosen this walk can experience many wonderous occurences as well as the sometimes confusing valleys that are next to the mountain peak. Bottom line: All we can do as healers is realize that our clients/patients have their responsiblity in this also. Thank you for sharing our own need for protection and self care.
December 1st, 2010 at 11:05 am
Thanks Rhinda for your feedback and thoughts.
I think the work of Phyllis Krystal can really here to.
The maypole and cutting ties exercises.