WHY YOU BURN OUT: The Open Door Dinner Lecture Series

  • Fri, March 18, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Michael's House, 515 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
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Desert CAMFT 


Michael's House Outpatient Services




What: Why You Burn Out

When:  March 18, 2016

Who: Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

Light Dinner & Networking at 5:30 pm

Lecture at 6:15 pm

Where:  515 North Palm Canyon

Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Corridor • Corner of Alejo

& North Palm Canyon

Free to the 

Community & Professionals

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In our fast-paced world, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose your essential humanity and sanity.  Anxiety and stress are responsible for the vast majority of visits to the family practice physician; they contribute substantially to absenteeism; they compromise creativity; and they diminish the joy and meaning of life.  In the pressure cooker of graduate school in academic medicine at Harvard, Dr. Joan's nickname was "Psychosomatic Sally."  Hurry and worry conspired to create physical symptoms ranging from migraine headaches to an immune disorder.  Learning the essential skills of life balance set her priorities straight and restored her heath.  

In this high-spirited, informative lecture, Dr. Borysenko provides simple, practical tools for being happier at home, more effective at work, and less likely to suffer from burnout and stress.  You can preview them in her book, Inner Peace for Busy People: 52 Strategies for Transforming Your Life that inspired the monthly Staying Centered column that Dr. Borysenko wrote for Prevention magazine from 2004-2007.

After graduating magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1967 Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School, where she completed post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology.  After the death of her father from cancer, she became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself, and returned to Harvard Medical School to complete a second postdoctoral fellowship, this time in the new field of behavioral medicine.  She was awarded a Medical Foundation Fellowship and completed her third postdoctoral fellowship in psychoneuroimmunology.


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