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Dr. Neha Sangwan on How You Heal From Spiritual Burnout

In this thought-provoking episode of the Passion Struck podcast, I welcome Dr. Neha Sangwan, a physician, engineer, CEO, and communication specialist. Dr. Sangwan shares her remarkable journey from experiencing severe burnout in her medical career to developing a holistic approach to address the root causes of burnout. Neha is the author of “Powered by Me: From Burned Out to Fully Charged at Work and in Life.” 

Together, we delve into the often-overlooked concept of spiritual burnout and explore how it’s connected to our values and decision-making. Dr. Sangwan discusses the impact of unhealed trauma on burnout and introduces the concept of “vibes” in healing disconnection. With over two decades of research, she offers valuable insights into stress, miscommunication, and interpersonal conflicts, and how they relate to chronic conditions like headaches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and burnout. Tune in to discover the keys to healing spiritual burnout and embracing a more fulfilling and balanced life.

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“The traditional medical approach offers temporary relief from burnout symptoms but often doesn’t address the behavior change needed for long-term well-being.”

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Dr. Neha Sangwan’s Guide to Healing Spiritual Burnout

Are you experiencing burnout in your life? Join us in this illuminating episode as Dr. Neha Sangwan takes us on a journey to understand and heal a different kind of burnout—spiritual burnout. She shares her personal story of overcoming burnout and explains how our values and decisions play a significant role in our spiritual exhaustion. With her expertise, you’ll gain valuable insights into addressing the root causes of stress, miscommunication, and chronic conditions, ultimately reconnecting with your true purpose in life.

Dr. Neha Sangwan, with her deep insights and extensive experience, discusses the often-overlooked concept of spiritual burnout, shedding light on its roots, symptoms, and life-altering implications. Discover the keys to unlocking a healthier, more balanced life through her unique approach.

In this episode, you’ll learn how unhealed trauma and disconnection can lead to spiritual burnout and contribute to chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Dr. Sangwan introduces the concept of “vibes” and shares her wisdom on restoring harmony in your life.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The Power of Passion: Discover the importance of aligning your career and life choices with your true passion and values.
  • Recognizing Burnout: Understand the phases of burnout – alarm, adaptation, and exhaustion – and learn how to identify early signs to prevent its negative impacts.
  • Prioritizing Self-Care: Gain insights into the significance of self-care and how setting boundaries and restoring energy across various dimensions (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual) can combat burnout.
  • Value Alignment: Explore the connection between personal values and choices, and how living in harmony with your values can contribute to overall well-being.
  • Holistic Approach: Dr. Sangwan’s holistic toolkit for addressing burnout covers multiple facets of life, emphasizing the importance of a comprehensive strategy.
  • Empowerment Through Self-Reflection: Learn how self-reflection can empower you to regain control, vitality, and balance in your life.
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Empowering Balance: Dr. Neha Sangwan’s ‘Powered by Me’ Unveils the Path to Sustainable Well-Being

Dr. Neha Sangwan’s book, “Powered by Me,” offers readers a profound exploration of the delicate balance between our inner selves and the demands of the outer world. In today’s society, there’s a constant pressure to excel, gain recognition, and achieve the highest levels of success, often leading to an extreme pursuit of these goals. Dr. Sangwan emphasizes that the book is a guide to grounding ourselves in this complex experience, regardless of where we fall on the spectrum from burnout to fully charged.

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At the heart of “Powered by Me” is the concept of navigating paradoxes, a skill essential in the modern world. Dr. Sangwan encourages readers to understand that structure in our physical world, including aspects like nutrition, sleep, and exercise, can provide the foundation for the freedom to innovate, create, socialize, and thrive. It’s about learning to hold the tension between our internal and external realities and finding equilibrium in this intricate dance.

The book offers practical insights through pulse check questions that help individuals determine where they might be experiencing a net gain or drain of energy in various aspects of their lives. Dr. Sangwan recognizes that burnout is deeply personal, and she aims to demystify it for each reader, making it relatable and actionable. Whether someone is actively experiencing burnout or simply seeking a path to regain a sense of balance and fulfillment, “Powered by Me” provides a roadmap to building meaningful habits.

Dr. Sangwan’s early-to-bed, early-to-rise lifestyle serves as an example. Still, she encourages readers to personalize their approach to habits, recognizing that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The book helps individuals assess their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being and guides them toward areas where they can make positive changes.

Perhaps the most important aspect of “Powered by Me” is the emphasis on alignment. Dr. Sangwan highlights that when our actions align with our values, we prevent the leak of energy that often leads to burnout. By paying attention to both the mind and the body, individuals can achieve alignment and work toward a more balanced, fulfilled, and energized life.

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Resources From The Show With Dr. Neha Sangwan

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  5. Burnout Prevention and Treatment – provides comprehensive articles and resources on burnout, including information on signs, symptoms, causes, and strategies for recovery.
  6. 7 Ways to Recover from Burnout | Psychology Today: Psychology Today offers an article that outlines seven ways to recover from burnout, written by Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.
  7. How to Recover From Burnout With 14 Exercises & Treatments: provides scientifically proven treatments, helpful exercises, and information on the stages of recovery from burnout.
  8. 5+ Free Online Tests, Guides, and Resources to Overcome Burnout – MUO: MakeUseOf offers a collection of free online tests, guides, and resources to help individuals overcome burnout, including burnout tests and self-help guides.
  9. How to Overcome Burnout With Strengths | Gallup: Gallup provides insights on how to overcome burnout using personal strengths and emphasizes the importance of leveraging individual strengths in the recovery process.

These websites offer valuable information, strategies, and exercises to help individuals combat burnout. Remember, each person’s experience with burnout is unique, so it’s important to explore multiple resources and find strategies that work best for you.

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About Today’s Guest, Dr. Neha Sangwan, MD.

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CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence.

Dr. Neha Sangwan is an internal medicine physician, international speaker, executive coach, and corporate
communication expert. Her private practice and corporate consulting focus on empowering individuals, organizational leaders, and their teams with the tools for clear, effective communication. She addresses the root causes of stress, miscommunication, and interpersonal conflict, often healing chronic conditions such as headaches, insomnia,
anxiety, depression, and burnout.

She consults with organizations such as the American Heart Association, American
Express, Apple, Kaiser Permanente, and Google, and she has shared her journey on the stages
of TEDx Berkeley, TEDx San Luis Obispo, and TEDx Babson. She is the author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness.

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