In this episode, we talked with Dr. Sola Togan-Butler burnout prevention and the ways through which women can empower themselves with Dr. Sola Togan-Butler, the founder, CEO, and psychotherapist at Butterfly Counseling Services. Dr. Sola shares her programs that focus on gender roles, societal pressures, stress management and how they influence women’s mental health. Furthermore, she explains easy, effective exercises that can help prevent burnout and achieve a healthy work-life balance. The episode encourages women to prioritize self-care and challenge the societal expectation of constantly being available.
1. Understanding Stress and Burnout
Stress and burnout are common issues faced by many women today. The pressure to juggle multiple roles, meet societal expectations, and put others’ needs before their own often leads to an overwhelming sense of exhaustion and emotional turmoil. Dr. Sola emphasizes that it’s crucial to recognize the signs of burnout, both physical and emotional, to take early action towards prevention.
2. The Impact of Societal Expectations and Gender Roles
One of the underlying causes of burnout among women is the societal pressure to fulfill multiple roles and meet various expectations. Women are often socialized to prioritize caregiving and self-sacrifice, leading to a lack of boundaries and neglecting their own needs. Dr. Sola sheds light on the importance of challenging these gender roles and setting healthy boundaries to prevent burnout.
3. Simple and Effective Techniques for Burnout Prevention
Preventing burnout doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. Dr. Sola recommends incorporating short, yet impactful practices into your daily routine. This can include exercises like soothing with the senses, deep breathing, or butterfly tapping. These techniques allow you to reset your nervous system, reduce stress, and prioritize self-care in just 5 to 10 minutes a day.
00:43 Understanding Stress and Burnout with Dr. Sola Togan-Butler
01:35 The Role of Women and the Pressure to Perform
02:33 Dr. Sola’s Approach to Mental Health and Burnout Prevention
04:01 The Importance of Setting Boundaries and Prioritizing Self-Care
06:03 Recognizing and Preventing Burnout
15:29 The Power of Positive Affirmations and Butterfly Tapping
20:01 Transformative Women: A Holistic Approach to Burnout Prevention
21:48 The Power of Community and Shared Experiences
28:15 Closing Thoughts and Contact Information
✨ About Dr. Sola Togun-Butler ✨
Dr. Sola Togun-Butler is the Founder, CEO, & Psychotherapist at Butterfly Counseling Services. She established Butterfly Counseling Services to make mental health services accessible and affordable to a diverse client population and challenge the stigma associated with receiving mental health services.
Dr. Sola is also the Founder, CEO, and Certified Professional Life Coach at Transformative Coaching & Consulting. She empowers women from burnout to balance by teaching women realistic self-care toolkits that provide a work-life balance while transforming their emotional and cognitive health. She is a professional speaker highlighting the importance of mental health and wellness while offering solutions to minimize stress, prevent burnout, and achieve balance for industry conferences, colleges/universities, agencies, and corporations.
✨ About the Women Thrive Podcast ✨
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