Course overview

Burnout Prevention: Looking at the Question with a Whole New Lens

In this course, faculty will present a three-fold approach to burnout by offering an expanded view of how we think about coherence, resilience, sensory and emotional health, and spiritual well-being rooted in foundational approaches from anthrosophic medicine.

Adam Blanning, MD

 Conference Series

AIHM March 2021 Virtual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 CME Eligible*

1 Credit

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Practitioner burnout is rampant! Many burnout discussions focus mainly on mindfulness and self-care, when really the problem comes from trying to fit our whole humanity into too-small boxes that do not fit. Taking care of people stirs enthusiasm and brings meaning into our lives if it is done in the right way. That requires new ways of thinking about provider responsibility, consciousness about how we deal with technology, and an expanded definition of “healing.” This workshop will present a three-fold approach to burnout, offering expanded and dynamic lenses for how we think about coherence, resilience, sensory and emotional health, and spiritual well-being. These approaches come out of foundational approaches used in Anthroposophic medicine, an international integrative medical movement. These insights can be incorporated into any kind of healing practice.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Explain how Sense of Coherence influences a broad range of health factors, including stress, burnout, anxiety, work-satisfaction, family conflicts and mortality
    • Understand ways to differentiate the physiologic aspects of stress and recuperation, and how these relate to self-healing and homeostasis.
    • Explore how multi-modal sensing provides greater orientation and information in patient care, how this influences physiologic stress markers, and contributes to aspects of care that are not routinely accounted for in medical research.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Adam Blanning, MD

Faculty Disclosure: No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
About Adam
Adam Blanning MD is president of the Anthroposophic Health Association (AHA), an umbrella organization for therapeutic associations working to bring anthroposophic insights into the realms of medicine, nursing, naturopathy, body therapies, artistic therapies, movement therapies and counseling. Dr. Blanning directs the postgraduate physician training programs for anthroposophic medicine in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Blanning lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics relating to holistic medicine and the dynamics of human development. He is the author of “Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs: Holistic Approaches for Challenging Behaviors in Children.” Dr. Blanning practices integrative and anthroposophic family medicine in Denver, Colorado.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on April 30, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course. 
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.