NIEAPA August Chapter Meeting - BURNOUT: Healthy Coping Techniques to Reclaim Your Energy Before It's Too Late

  • Friday, August 16, 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual on Zoom



BURNOUT: Healthy Coping Techniques to Reclaim Your Energy Before It's Too Late (2.0 CEU)
Friday, August 16, 2024 • 9:00am - 12:00pm

We have been taught to ‘work hard, play hard’ in order to get ahead in our careers and to have all the good things in life. To achieve, we must believe – in the work ethic and to always be available. And we expect to be rewarded, with ‘stuff’ – a job title, money, the house, car, family, prestige. When we work hard, we are entitled to play hard – in fact, we are encouraged to take the edge off, to chill out, to let our hair down – usually with the use of alcohol, drugs, or another ‘it’ of the moment, always chasing the latest ‘it’.


  • Participants will be able to define 3 types of stress
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate an exercise to identify stress in the body
  • Participants will be able to describe 6 influencers impacting our daily stress load
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate 2 healthy coping techniques to reduce stress
  • Participants will be able to define resiliency


Brendan Cournane, JD, CPC

For the last 5 years, Coach Brendan has devoted his time mostly as a Professional Development Coach, have been certified as a Holistic Stress Management Instructor, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction practitioner and Certified Professional Coach. His specialty is working with professionals in high-stress occupations. He relies on his 40+ years as a practicing attorney who specialized in municipal finance. He is also an entrepreneur who has developed his legal practice with a coaching practice, balancing life as an attorney, endurance athlete (he has run 100 marathons around the world) and coach (coaching endurance runners marathons and half marathons). And he is keenly aware of the effects of unhealthy coping techniques as he has been in recovery and sober since 1989.



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Students - FREE (discount code required)

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