Podcast interview with Lauren Curtain

Lauren Curtain is a lovely and talented acupuncturist in Australia, outside of Melbourne. She specializes in women’s health and has built a big following on Instagram with her informative and empowering educational posts and videos on TCM and women’s health, which is how I discovered her.

In this interview, she shares about how she tweaked her practice when she realized that burnout was approaching – how she knew that she was feeling some burnout, what she did, and how she tweaked the way she practices. She also talks about confidence, how it ebbs and flows, and much more. I hope you’ll give it a listen…

 

Acupuncturist interview with Lauren Curtain

Lauren Curtain is a lovely and talented acupuncturist in Australia, outside of Melbourne. She specializes in women’s health and has built a big following on Instagram with her informative and empowering educational posts and videos on TCM and women’s health, which is how I discovered her.

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Some of my favorite quotes of Lauren’s from our conversation: 

“I was getting into a state where I felt like I was approaching a bit of a burnout situation. I could see that in the distance, like that was where I could be heading. So I knew I needed to rejig my lifestyle and my schedule so that it’s more working or me.”

“For me signs of burnout were actually anxiety, I was feeling really anxious in the clinic. I was in my sympathetic nervous system all the time and I wasn’t coming down.

“The awareness came to me when I was on break. When we’re in our day to day we don’t have the time to sit back and reflect, you’re always on the go and you just don’t have that space. whereas I always get my insights on a holiday. It gives you time to think, and I think that’s really important”

“If you feel like you’re in that space of approaching burnout, or you can’t make a decision, I think one of the best things is to remove yourself and have a bit of time off.  Time to reflect and think what’s working, what’s not working, and what can I actually change, and how can I make it work for me?”

“I get really involved with my patients. I think it was energetically adding up, rather than physically.”

“I think that a lot of acupuncturists I talk to, we agree that working 4 days a week is good and 5 days is too much. 4 days a week seems to be the sweet spot.”

” I think you can make it as complicated or as simple as you want.”

“I wish I knew how much our confidence ebbs and flows.”

Connect with Lauren: 

https://www.instagram.com/laurencurtain/

https://www.laurencurtain.com/

Hi! I'm Katie Altneu

I'm an acupuncturist, herbalist, & business teacher

My acupuncture clinic in Denver, CO makes me so happy. It's full enough to support my life, and simple enough to give me peace of mind. I'm a firm believer that bigger is not always better and that we need to "stop the glorification of busy".

I want your acupuncture clinic to be as full as you'd like it to be. I want you to know how to inspire-to-action the people who need you and our medicine. And I believe the best strategies are simple and heartfelt.

Combining my prior education & career in business & finance with my personal experience starting and growing my clinic, I love teaching acupuncturists to master the business side of their clinics. I believe in you and I'm so glad you're here!

Katie Altneu, creator of AcuProsper & the ProsperRing

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