Beyond Burnout

online art journaling workshop
for caregivers, therapists and healthcare professionals

September 5-26, 2024 6-8pm PT
September 6-27, 2024 10am-12pm PT

replenish yourself with creativity & play!

8 CEs available

Beyond Burnout

online art journaling class
for caregivers, therapists & healthcare professionals

Sept. 5-26, 2024 6-8pm PT
Sept. 6-27, 2024 10am-12pm PT
replenish yourself with creativity and play!

8 CEs available

Renew your mind, body and spirit.

Life Beyond Burnout 

When's the last time you really exhaled? If much of your day is spent caring for others, it can be hard to find breathing room for yourself. The trouble is, when we don't make time for ourselves, we burn out ~ and that's not good for us or the people we care for.

Beyond Burnout is a 4-week live, online workshop designed to help you avoid burnout, and creatively cultivate self-compassion for mind, body and spirit. Self-care is important for everyone. For professional caregivers, it's an ethical imperative. When we incorporate effective self-care strategies in our everyday lives, we reduce the likelihood of professional impairment. And we have energy and space for what matters most to us. 

In this workshop, you will practice art journaling as you learn core self-compassion principles, the warning signs of burnout, and burnout-avoiding self-care practices. The curriculum incorporates current research on burnout, self-care, creativity, self-compassion, and the body's stress-response cycle.

Through step-by-step guidance and regular art journaling, you will create a personalized self-care plan ~ your Beyond Burnout guide. This valuable tool will help you avoid burnout and respond to difficult moments in your personal and professional life with greater kindness, care and creativity.

This workshop is appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.


Laurie D.

“As a therapist, you not only hold space for somebody else going through something really hard, but you also need to be well-resourced for yourself. I was feeling incredibly burnt out when Lea offered her training, and it was really beautiful, helpful and impactful. The burnout training normalized my experience and helped me better understand why I was feeling that way. Lea is very authentic, and I feel her care and warmth. You can tell that she's done the work and also that she's human and she goes through things herself ~ it's not toxic positivity."

Hi, so glad you're here!

I'm Lea Seigen Shinraku ~ artist, self-compassion teacher, licensed therapist and 20+ year Zen practitioner. I've taught self-compassion classes for more than a decade, and I love to help people accept themselves and express themselves creatively. The last few years have been hard on caregivers, and I know the pain of burnout first-hand. I also know that there are fun, effective and science-based practices that can help. If you struggle with burnout and you want more joy, authenticity, and creativity in your life, I hope you'll join me for this practical and uplifting workshop!

Beyond Burnout 

live online art journaling workshop for caregivers, therapists & healthcare professionals

replenish yourself with creativity and play! 

In this fun & practical workshop you will:

🎨  practice self-compassion for mind, body and spirit through art journaling

❤️  incorporate fun and effective self-care strategies into your everyday life, so you can rest and have more energy for what matters most to you

🥵  learn how to identify the warning signs of burnout and to implement burnout-avoiding self-care practices

📒  create a personalized self-care plan ~ your Beyond Burnout guide ~ a valuable tool that will help you avoid burnout and respond to difficult moments with greater kindness, care and creativity

workshop logistics  

 This fall there are two cohorts ~

Thursdays, 6pm-8pm PT
September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2024

Fridays, 10am-12pm PT
September 6, 13, 20 and 27
, 2024


Where: on Zoom (classes will be recorded, so if you miss a class you can watch the replay) 

Cost: $300
Fee for CE Units: $60 (see below for more information)

Note: You must attend all live classes to earn CE units

Supplies: You will need a 60-page spiral-bound watercolor or mix media pad, watercolor set and black permanent marker. I'll share specifics after you sign up!


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Pam D.

"Lea's teaching is so wonderful! And easy and natural. The pacing is perfect. The content is digestible. Just the right amount of everything. It felt so great to draw and paint ~ it’s been a long time. So glad I signed up!"

did you know?

when we draw, we're twice as likely to retain what we learn

There's power in our creativity ~ it helps us reconnect with our aliveness and humanness. Plus, it's fun! And, research shows that when we incorporate drawing in our learning, we're twice as likely to retain what we learn. It doesn't have to be complicated, either: If you know how to write, you know how to draw. The supplies I recommend are very simple: a spiral-bound watercolor or mix-media pad, and a simple, affordable watercolor set. That's it! ❤️


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I like to make thoughtful decisions, too.

I know that these past few years have been hard. Caregivers have given a lot. And you’re probably tired and looking for comfort and relief. You also may have noticed that in hard times, the inner critic tends to get louder. We can feel like relief and comfort aren't allowed. 

It can seem like we shouldn’t have needs or do “frivolous” things.

But in tough times we need to find joy and play wherever we can. And for professional caregivers, self-care is an ethical imperative.

We need a space where we can replenish and remember that nothing can take away our power to create, and our capacity to appreciate what we find beautiful.

When I turn to my art journal, it’s not just to take a break from the tough things in life. It’s also to remind myself that play and beauty co-exist with pain and grief.

I’d love to be your guide and show you what the combination of self-compassion and creativity can do. In Beyond Burnout, we’ll explore this together. Let's practice finding joy and comfort right where we are. 


Learning objectives for healthcare professionals... 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • → Describe the three components of self-compassion.
  • → Describe three benefits to practicing self-compassion.
  • → List the three components of burnout.
  • → Apply learning about burnout and self-care as an ethical imperative to reduce the likelihood of professional impairment.
  • → Discuss the importance of completing the stress response cycle as a way to avoid burnout.
  • → List two current research studies on the effects and effectiveness of creative practice in managing stress.

Information on continuing education for healthcare professionals: 

  • → CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • → The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • → LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.
  • → SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain their certificate of attendance for 4 years after the course concludes.
  • → For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Lea at [email protected].
  • → For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at [email protected].

Do you have questions about the workshop? Contact Lea at [email protected]