From Burnout to Purpose: Helping Practitioners Thrive

by Gabriel Shaw

I help wellness practitioners (holistic health, coaches, first responders) who struggle with pain, over-giving and burnout to find balance physically, mentally and spiritually so you can make a greater impact with more ease. Receive expert tools and soulful insights to help you and your clients. Learn more at

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Spiritual Bypassing and its Discontents

I've known tons of people who have their 'higher self' going on... practising their yoga. But they're just ordinary people. Sometimes a little worse."​​- Alan Watts​ Hello friends, These days personal growth, psychology and mind-body-spirit integration are right at the forefront. Practitioners of...
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2 months ago • 3 min read

You can't get there from there (on acceptance)

That which you most need will be found where you least want to look."​​- Carl Jung​ Hello friends, If you're clients are like mine, they are probably coming to you because they want to be somewhere different than where they are at. They want to go back to their youthful strength and energy. They...
5 months ago • 2 min read

Why we care for others (more than ourselves)

What is not brought into consciousness is brought to us as fate."- Carl Jung​ Hello friends, As we answer the call to care for others, we sometimes take on too much. This can be related to the shadow side of caring. Reflecting on our shadows allows us for more space for our light to shine...
7 months ago • 2 min read

The Power of Reflection

We are constantly on reception, and so rarely on reflection."​​- Matthew Walker (Why We Sleep)​ Hello friends, As we enter the new year, many of us are feeling the pull towards new endeavours that are picking up steam. Even as the days start their slow progress towards longer light, it remains...
8 months ago • 2 min read

Slow is fast. Fast is slow.

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of competing concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone with everything, is itself to succumb to the violence of our times."​​- Thomas Merton​ Hello friends, If there's one piece of advice...
9 months ago • 2 min read

Are You an Over-Giver?

Generosity consists not in the sum given, but in the manner in which it is bestowed."​​- Mahatma Gandhi​ Hello friends, Have you ever said "yes" to a client request when you wanted to say "no"? Do you work hard to get new clients, but the thought of taking on more clients makes you secretly...
10 months ago • 1 min read

Do you have Helper Syndrome?

Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long."​​- Michael Gunger​ Hello friends, I have that helper syndrome. If you've dedicated your career to supporting others, there is a good chance you have helper syndrome too. For example, my core wound leads me to believe that...
10 months ago • 1 min read
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