The Anti-Burnout Program | The Institute for Physician Wellness

The Anti-Burnout Program
for Women Physicians (TM)

With Dr. Kathy Stepien

many women physicians are stressed

Many women physicians are stressed, struggling, feeling stuck or even a little burned out.

Perhaps you are as well.

They appear accomplished and successful on the outside but are just not enjoying things on the inside.

It’s one thing to be a physician. It’s another thing to know HOW to actually do it in a way that is sustainable, joyful and rewarding.

The truth is, it’s entirely possible to love your life in and outside of Medicine.

We are smart, accomplished women who do hard things. It’s not too much to expect to enjoy the life we have worked so hard to create. We can do this too.

The problem is what got us here is not going to get us there. We’ve never been taught anything about creating a joyful, balanced life well-lived. Until now.

The Anti-Burnout Program
is the answer.

What’s keeping you from living your best life?

If you are like most women in medicine, it’s just not something that we have had “permission” to talk about or the bandwidth to think about.

In fact, it’s been exactly the opposite! We have been focused on everyone else’s needs at home and at work. And when we do set a boundary or carve out some “me” time, it can feel a bit selfish. 

So many doctors tell me

"I don't know how much longer I can keep this up."

And then the floodgates open.

I get it. And, if this is you, you are not alone.

Other physicians tell me:

If this is YOU, I’m here to help.

I started out just like you...

I jumped right into studying and then work. And it was a blast! I’ve been caring for patients my entire adult life. I’m smart and love helping others. It never really occurred to me that I was at risk for burnout. Until I felt utterly spent.

Fast forward to today…

I’m a practicing pediatrician, Director of the Institute for Physician Wellness and mom to two teens. I am empowered to decide how I spend my time and talents. I cannot control all the circumstances in life but I can 100% decide how I show up for it all. And I design my life in alignment with my values, interests and priorities at this stage.

None of this would be possible without the skills and practices I have learned over the decades.

It is my great joy to support other women physicians so that they can LOVE their lives, too. In and outside of Medicine.

It's time to start feeling better!

The Anti-Burnout Program for Women Physicians (TM)

Evidence-based Content + Tailored Support + Community

  • The Anti-Burnout Core Curriculum: 12 Video Modules  Lifetime access to practical tools and content to help you create your new way forward. Each module in our flagship program is released weekly in audio and video formats. Enjoy anytime, at a pace that works with your busy schedule.
  • Anti-Burnout Homework and Worksheets Grounded in adult learning theory, every Anti-Burnout Module has accompanying worksheets that have been designed to help you digest the lessons and get clarity on your next steps.  
  • Anti-Burnout Guided Meditations and Exercises For key elements of the program, you will find specific meditations and exercises to help you practice techniques and to give specific support for common challenges.  
  • Six Individual Coaching Sessions: Bring anything you’ve got to your individual coaching sessions. We have the privacy and confidentiality you need to tackle any sticky situation that you are facing.    
  • Group Coaching and Guest Speakers Drop in each week to join us for live group coaching calls and guest speakers. We will be covering the hottest topics impacting physician well-being. This is a safe, physician-only space to receive focused support.    
  • CME: Each module and session is eligible for CME credits, the real deal gold-standard CME per all the usual ACCME guidelines. You may claim up to 60 Credits! 
  • The Anti-Burnout Facebook Community A supportive physician-only community to encourage and support you. You will have the option to receive support and to connect with like-minded physicians. We want to make sure you are getting the most out of the program.
  • Time: The program is designed to provide ongoing support at a gentle pace that works with our already full schedules. Come and go as your schedule allows over the entire 6 months of the program. 

Is the Program a Good Fit?

The Anti-Burnout Program is for every woman physician who is serious about making changes in their life to feel better.

The Anti-Burnout Program is a good fit for you if:

  • You want to avoid burnout, improve your stress level and dump the exhaustion. 
  • You are ready to listen to that nagging feeling and take the first steps toward feeling better.
  • You want to learn new skills, mind-body practices and actions that will change your life.
  • You recognize that growth is not linear and want to learn at your own pace, with gentle ongoing support that fits your schedule. 
  • You want support and community during this unique time of professional and personal development. 

It's time to consider...

What else is possible?

How would it feel to be free from the stress and overwhelm?

To live in full alignment with what matters most to you at this stage of your life?

Here's what other physicians are saying:

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Frequently Asked Questions

This program is designed to support your growth and learning at a pace that fits your busy lifestyle. The pre-recorded core modules are yours to keep and explore at any time. The coaching and guest speaker sessions are entirely optional. If you choose to attend, you can plan on averaging an additional 1-2 hours per week.

We’ve got you! Audio and video recordings of bonus content and guest speakers will be uploaded into the portal within 24 hours for you to enjoy at your leisure. For the privacy of physicians involved, group coaching sessions are not recorded. 

Coaching sessions are entirely optional. You get to decide whether to speak and how much. Most physicians find the group coaching sessions immensely helpful even if they are just there to listen and learn.

The pre-recorded modules are yours to keep for a lifetime. Access to the additional support including the individual and group coaching sessions, guest speakers and program portal is for 6 months.  

The CME experience for the Anti-Burnout Program is powered by CMEfy – a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward CME credits & more. Learn more about CMEfy at

Claiming your CME is easy. Check your email for important links following registration.

Who am I?

I am all about physician wellness.

Like you, I wear a lot of hats and know what it is like to have a lot going on. You will find I have a very grounded, trauma-informed approach, blending teachings from my broad background in addition to my certification as a coach. 

In 2016, I founded The Institute for Physician Wellness to bring women physicians together to learn, heal, grow and connect. Since then, my team and I have supported thousands of physicians across the US and Canada on their path to well-being.

My first career was in Physical Therapy, which I practiced for 13 years prior to entering Medicine. My curious brain led me to graduate school in Philosophy. I have studied mind-body health and various mindfulness practices for over 30 years. Most recently, I have enjoyed mindfulness teacher training with leaders in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Medicine and motherhood are two of my great joys in life.

I started medical school at age 35 and shortly thereafter became a mom to my two beautiful boys. I hope to keep practicing Pediatrics for a very long time.

In my free time, you will find me enjoying the great outdoors with family, friends, and our adorable Golden Retriever.

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