Burnout Prevention Beyond Self-Care

  • 14 Jul 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Microsoft Teams Virtual Webinar


CAWIC Webinar

Burnout Prevention Beyond Self-Care

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm EST


Do you feel stressed? Does your mind ever circle in a loop, and no matter how much you try you can't seem to stop it?

Fierce women have a propensity to take on a lot, some may even say "too much", and this propensity can often leave you feeling empty and running on fumes, leading to burnout, now recognized by the World Health Organization as a medical condition of concern. If left unchecked, stress can lead to disease in the long-term.

Self-care has become a buzz word; practicing self-care is great but it might not be enough to give you the increased energy and elevated mood you are looking for. You don't necessarily have to take on less to reduce stress either - there are so many strategies to help!

In this virtual presentation, author Jenn Bruer will unpack the dangers of stress, some mitigating factors to managing stress, and how "shifting your default mind" can improve your life experiences, reduce the body's stress response, and lead to a more fulfilling life.

Besides feeling empowered and motivated by listening to Jenn Bruer's inspiring personal life testimony, participants will learn...

  • to identify the potential warning signs of stress in the body and the potential dangers
  • how specific food choices can help keep the body's stress response in check
  • what optimal sleep hygiene looks like and how this can improve stress
  • what forms of movement can help balance the stress response
  • how various adaptogenic herbs can help mitigate stress
  • how thoughts can impact life experience, illustrated by examining some research studies
  • a key strategy to increase emotional resilience, reduce anxiety and depression, increase focus and attention, as well as to observe thoughts and feelings without judgment, illustrated with a review of the evidence-based ancient practice of mindfulness

This presentation is for anyone wanting to explore some of the mitigating strategies of stress, and will be particularly helpful to those who are experiencing, or wanting to prevent, manifestations such as fatigue, apathy, low moods, sleep disturbances and/or simply the inevitable toll that stress can have on the body and mind.

Key Note Speaker:

Jenn Bruer



Jenn Bruer resides in the diverse suburb of Mississauga, Ontario with her wife and children. She is a Child & Youth Counsellor, and a retired foster mom after eighteen years of service within Toronto's Child Welfare System. Jenn has been on a path to burnout recovery, health and healing since 2011 and now encourages others toward a similar path of health and wellness.

Jenn is a cooking instructor and a long time foodie with a real passion for food and also the healing potential behind healthy from-scratch cooking. She creates delicious recipes for her food blog, Living Grainlessly, which she began many years ago to encourage others to ditch processed foods for greater health.

Jenn provides training workshops on stress management, mindfulness and meditation, the paleo diet, the keto diet, spirituality in the workplace, and most recently PersonBrain™ trauma informed practices. She sits on the advisory board of Mindful Reach and also consults and contributes to writing mindfulness curriculum for students all over the globe. 

Members - $20

Non-Members - $35

*Registration closes on July 13, 2020*

For more information, contact specialevents@cawic.ca

*Media may email for a registration code.

**Students without a membership may email for a registration code. Please attach proof of enrollment in your educational institution or program. 

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