Surviving Burnout and Its Effects On Your Brain Surviving Your Brain

Surviving Burnout and Its Effects On Your Brain

Every one of us experiences burnout, and most of the time is sneaks up on us when we least expect it; we go through the motions of life until one day, we hit a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. So how do we prevent ourselves from reaching this state?

In this episode, Dr. Philippe Douyon explains the impact of burnout on your brain, body, and overall life. Amidst the hustle culture that runs this world full of distractions, there are circumstances where being stressed out might already be a symptom of burnout. This is why, it is important to know how to deal with this situation before the spiraling exhaustion reaches you and gets a hold of you.

Are you currently experiencing burnout? Find out how to handle your demotivated and burned out situation with Dr. Douyon in this episode!


  • How burnout impacts the brain, body, and life
  • Hustle porn has devastating consequences for the body
  • Cortisol is the primary stress hormone
  • Humans are good at dealing with short-term stress
  • Long-term stressors can be seen in family dynamics or jobs that can impact life
  • Various symptoms of chronic burnout – either physical or emotional
  • The process to combat burnout: having self-care, integrating daily breaks, and reassessing the environment
  • Technology is a factor in experiencing burnout
  • Disconnect with the noise of the digital world, connect with the nature
  • How to create the health and life you want


“Burnout activates your sympathetic nervous system. It activates your flight, fight or freeze response.“ - Philippe Douyon

“Cortisol makes you focus on the stressor, focus on the threat. Cortisol kills neurons. Cortisol kills nerve cells in the parts of the brain responsible for you making new memories.” - Philippe Douyon


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Surviving your Brain podcast is nothing short of amazing and so inspiring! Listening to Dr. Douyon’s stories had inspired me to be the leader that my brain needs me to be. I have learned that I have the ability to change my life by simply changing the way that I think and utilizing Dr. Douyon’s proven strategies and taking his online course. This podcast is must listen/see! Can’t wait for her episodes to be released!

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Amazing! Dr. Douyon does an excellent job of helping you shift your mindset. After listening to Surviving Your Brain, I found myself being more conscientious of my thoughts; Dr. Douyon’s teachings have helped me to elevate my perspective and build a positive mindset. I find myself listening each morning (yes, listening to the week’s episode repeatedly and amazed that I learn something new with each replay). Surviving Your Brain is full of valuable information and insight can’t wait for the next episode.

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