Life Beyond Burnout: Recovering Joy in Your Work

Do you dread going to work? Have you become so weary and depleted you can’t wait until the end of your shift? Have expanded regulations and limited resources dashed your dreams of caring for the people you serve? Have you lost the joy you once experienced in your job?

If so, you are not alone.

Burnout is an enormous problem for those in the helping professions. Learn how you can enjoy Life Beyond Burnout.

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Narrating and reflecting on his own story of burnout and healing, Dr. Alan Shelton introduces readers to essential dimensions and practices of the spiritual life. Drawing on the wisdom of multiple traditions, this book offers an accessible path to practices and attitudes that can bring our spirits and work into balance. Even more, they can yield the fruits of more grounded purpose, presence, and power in our interactions with all people.

– Patricia O’Connell Killen, PhD, author of Finding Our Voices: Women, Wisdom and Faith, Provost and Professor of Religion, Pacific Lutheran University

Dr. Shelton has eloquently articulated the way out of a seemingly unsolvable problem that so many––those in the helping and health professions, as well as those struggling in many other workplaces––have been unsuccessfully striving to give voice to for a very long time. For that, we owe Dr. Alan Shelton our deepest thanks.

– David Acosta, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

There is something here for anyone whose ideals and expectations come to be overwhelmed by challenges at work. Burnout is real. This book is a successful path back to wholeness.

– Clark Marquart, M.D.


Life Beyond Burnout

Life Beyond Burnout