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Podcast with Michael Maddaus

Do You Need A Resilience Bank Account? Podcast with Michael Maddaus

Dr. Michael Maddaus is a retired professor of thoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota, who has trained with Kristin Neff and Chris Germer to teach self-compassion. Michael currently works with individuals and with surgical groups to help them enhance their resilience and ability to thrive.

In this week’s podcast, we discover how investing in small daily wellbeing behaviors can help workers to build a resilience bank account that helps them to avoid burnout.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [ 03:23] – Michael defines the three domains of burnout.
  • [05:49] – Michael explains what radical acceptance of emotional exhaustion might look like practically in our jobs.
  • [07:00] – Michael shares what radical acceptance of cynicism might look like practically in our jobs.
  • [08:45] – Michael explains what radical acceptance of depersonalization might look like practically in our jobs.
  • [10:05] – Michael shares some tips for how workplaces can support people experiencing burnout.
  • [12:33] – Michael explains how a resilience bank account can help protect us from burnout at work.
  • [14:58] – Michael offers some practical approaches to keep our resilience bank accounts topped up.
  • [20:14] – Michael shares some practical examples of how teams can support each other’s resilience bank accounts.
  • [26:19] – Michael enters the lightning round.

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