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Burnout Recovery Guide by Doctor/Nurse Team Offers New Science-Based System

August 3, 2017. Every year, stress and professional burnout cost US business and consumers over $400 billion. Thousands of talented, well-trained professionals become overwhelmed by burnout and leave the careers they love, creating shortages in many critical industries such as nursing, primary care medicine and teaching.

While researchers have successfully demystified many aspects of burnout, people who need help don’t know where to start. On October 8, 2017, the definitive guide, “Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back,” will be available in bookstores and online retailers nationwide.

This informative, encouraging and highly strategic guide, written by the integrative medical team of Dr. Marnie Loomis, naturopathic physician, former faculty member of the National University of Natural Medicine, and Beth Genly, retired nurse-midwife, former faculty member of Oregon Health and Science University, provides a comprehensive approach to understanding and overcoming burnout. It is specifically designed for people who are exhausted yet want to return to the lives and careers they love.

“Burnout has devastating effects on health and well-being. “Save Yourself from Burnout” is timely and offers a multitude of customizable solutions for people who are feeling burned out,” comments Kelly Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, California State University, Santa Barbara; and co-host of the radio show “Let’s Talk Relationships.”

“We both experienced burnout. When we realized so many of our students, colleagues and loved ones were also suffering from burnout, we had to figure out how to help.” Dr. Loomis says.

“Unlike generic lists of tips and tricks, “Save Yourself from Burnout” leads each reader to identify the extent of their own burnout protection and vulnerability, creating a simple visual map to guide recovery and maintain their energy and passion for life,” Genly adds.

“Save Yourself from Burnout” details how burnout is different from and more destructive than stress. “Burnout is common, but most people try to keep it a secret when it happens to them. Certainly, when burnout got to me, I wondered if I had some deep-seated personal flaw that might be the cause.”

“Fear and stigma keep most people from talking about it,” Dr. Loomis says. “We find people are empowered by thinking of burnout as a sort of repetitive stress injury, like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow. If you treat burnout as an injury to the parts of your mind and body that deal with constant stress, the path to recovery becomes clear.”

For those who have witnessed the devastating effects of burnout on their friends, family members and coworkers, the new book, “Save Yourself from Burnout,” provides hope that burnout does not have to be a life sentence for the members of our community who are too valuable to lose.

Book Short Description

Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back, by Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, and Beth Genly, MSN

  • Release Date: October 8, 2017. Advance review copies now available.
  • 285 pages
  • Bouclier Press
  • Distributor: Ingram Book Company
  • Available online and in bookstores
  • ISBN, Paperback: 978-0-9991372-0-8
  • ISBN, eBook: 978-0-9991372-1-5

A naturopathic physician and a nurse share their personal burnout experiences along with their unique self-help system, the Burnout Shield. Readable, upbeat, and often humorous. Each chapter is packed with science-based information, quizzes, and self-reflection tools guiding the reader to understanding and recovery. Extensive source citations.

Book Long Description

Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back
by Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, and Beth Genly, MSN

Running On Empty? Get Your Life Back

Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back provides the road map of a new, easy-to-use, personalized burnout recovery system. After the authors experienced burnout themselves, Dr. Marnie Loomis, a naturopathic physician, and Beth Genly, a Yale-trained specialty nurse-practitioner, boiled down hundreds of medical and sociological studies to distill key answers to these critical questions: Why do some people burn out while others do not? What protects us from burnout? What makes us vulnerable? How can we stay far away from burnout in the future?

Loomis and Genly’s book explains how burnout happens and how it is different (and worse) than stress. It gently but thoroughly debunks many harmful social myths around burnout. Throughout this friendly, often humorous book, readers discover self-tests, reflection exercises, and visual tools designed to enhance their learning and support their individual recovery. Central to the system is a unique “Burnout Shield” self-assessment, in which the reader maps their personalized recovery plan, based on the individual shape of their five areas of burnout protection and vulnerability. An appendix cites extensive sources and references.

Q: “Does having burnout mean I’m weak?”

A: No! Burnout can happen to anyone. Learning what to do can help you feel better, fast.

Q: “I’m exhausted. I want a manageable system that’s right for me.”

A: You got it! You’ll create your Burnout Shield, a simple visual dashboard that focuses on your needs. No more one-size-fits-all advice. Focus on what you need and what works.

Q: “Do you understand how frustrating burnout is?”

A: Yes! We’ve been there. We share some of our own experiences as we help you find your way out as well. Our research-based system has helped many people out of burnout, and it can help you, too.

Authors: Short Bios

Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND

Smiling portrait of Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, co-author of "Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get your Life Back"

Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND (Photo credit: Joshua Johnston, joshuajohnstonphotography.com)

Dr. Marnie Loomis is a naturopathic physician in private-practice, as well as a speaker known for her witty and engaging style. She has been a natural medicine expert for television, radio and print news outlets and has presented scientific lectures and comedy shows on the topics of health and burnout since 2007.

Dr. Loomis did her pre-med studies at Michigan State University, and her medical studies at National University for Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, OR.

Dr. Loomis’s diverse resume also includes: business consultant, managing editor for the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review, departmental director for two college departments, and instructor of several subjects at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.)

Dr. Loomis Sample Video

Beth Genly, MSN

Portrait of Beth Genly, co-author of Save yourself from Burnout

Beth Genly

Beth Genly leads the coaching and consulting company, Burnout Solutions (www.Burnout-Solutions.com.) Her audiences and clients love her warm, interactive style.

Beth Genly graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University,  Hamilton, NY, and holds her graduate degree in women’s health and nurse-midwifery from Yale University School of Nursing. She taught and cared for students, faculty and staff at the Yale Health Plan, with deliveries at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

While teaching on the nurse-midwifery faculty at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU,) she provided hands-on care, and fulfilled administrative duties. During her tenure, the OHSU nurse-midwifery graduate program twice tied for best in the country, according to US News and World Report, in 2005 and 2007.

Beth’s diverse resume also includes translator (from French and Spanish), technical publications project leader, accomplished speaker and workshop leader.

Genly Sample Video

Advance Readers’ Reactions

Wow! “Save Yourself from Burnout” is truly a comprehensive and practical manual for both better understanding – but more importantly – reversing job burnout. The expert and experienced authors’ view is one I share – that only each of us can ultimately take control of our own physical, mental and emotional health. Sure there are LOTS of doable, highly usable methods in this book (be sure to try out only 2-3 maximum at a time); but as important is how accessible the information and techniques are. This book is both really easy and enjoyable to read. “Save Yourself from Burnout” absolutely stands out for the quality and innovation of the methods the authors share as well as for being highly user-friendly in all ways.  — Robert Pater, Managing Director/Founder, MoveSMART®

Save Yourself from Burnout is your one-stop handbook if you’re starting to feel stressed out, maxed out, and burned out in your personal or professional life. Written in short, punchy, well-researched chapters, each page is filled with actionable strategies, tactics, and tools to help you become your best self. Marnie and Beth show you how to get your mojo back while boosting your confidence, clarity and control. A total home run. Implement these ideas now and watch how fast your results improve. Bam!! — David Newman, author of Do It! Marketing

I’m a firm believer in the old adage “when the student is ready, the teacher will come.” Beth Genly and Marnie Loomis are caring and competent teachers, and I wish I had been ready for their insights sooner! Encountering the ideas and engaging in the activities in this book, I feel that I have company on my healing journey, and am not so alone. Instead of a once-through read, this resource will be a valuable companion as I continue to recover from burnout; I anticipate that it will continue to serve me as I practice better habits, so I can avoid going there ever again. — Karen Wolfgang, CEO of Independence Gardens

The core challenge in Level III of the Brilliance Game–and a core challenge for too many women at the height of their careers–is to shine as a brilliant star without burning out. This is no easy task. And that’s why I ask every Brilliance Game Player to read Save Yourself from Burnout and then create her own burnout prevention strategy.  — Tess Daniel, Inventor of the Brilliance Game

Burnout has devastating effects on health and well-being. This book is timely and offers a multitude of customizable solutions for people who are feeling burned out.  — Kelly Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, California State University, Santa Barbara; co-host of the radio show “Let’s Talk Relationships”

Burnout is more common than you may think.  Burnout harms organizations, people and progress. This guide will give you the relief and strategies you need to live a life of confidence and abundance.  — Gary Schmidt, Past International President, Toastmasters International

Hope is a mandatory ingredient for a fulfilling and abundant life. Burnout is the antithesis to this and results in a pervasive loss of this essential element to our health and well-being. Dr Loomis’ and Ms Genly’s book: Save Yourself from Burnout brings hope to all who suffer from burnout. This work also offers hope to all those whom have not yet reached their exhaustive threshold but have begun to slump. In truth, this book is a guide for everyone that wants to reassess, restore, and return to our original birthright-a life filled with anticipation of fulfillment and contentment.  — Erin Lommen, ND, CEO and Assoc. Medical Director, Labrix Clinical Services, Inc.

Everyone feels the burn when we’re close to burning out, but many of us just don’t know how to stay productive and joyful.  Beth and Marnie show you some very simple and easy to implement strategies for avoiding burnout and building your plan for personal and professional success.  — Cathey Armillas, Marketing Strategist, Speaker and Author of The Unbreakable Rules of Marketing

Contact Information

To obtain an advance review copy of the book, to answer questions, for high-res versions of the photos below, or for interviews, please contact:

Author Photo, Formal

Portrait of the authors of Save Yourself from Burnout

The authors: Beth Genly (left), and Dr. Marnie Loomis (right). (Photo credit: Joshua Johnston, joshuajohnstonphotography.com)

Author Photos, Informal

Portrait of Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, smiling

Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND

Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, speaking into microphone

Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, speaking at a business pitch competition in 2015

Portrait of Beth Genly at home with her white poodle, Venice

Beth Genly at home with her dog, Venice

Smiling Beth Genly and Dr. Marnie Loomis, toasting each other at poolside

The authors celebrate their book going to press, with peach daiquiri toasts at poolside

Beth Genly (left) and Dr. Marnie Loomis (right) grin triumphantly

Beth Genly (left) and Dr. Marnie Loomis (right) grin after Dr. Loomis won second pace in the pitch competition

Beth Genly speaking with hand-held microphone

Beth Genly responds to a question from the audience

 

Beth Genly gesturing: both hands up 5

Beth Genly emphasizes a point to her audience