Here's another common argument among doctors. Sometimes I encounter doctors, usually with severe physician burnout themselves, who are dismissive of the notion that doctors with burnout should seek out help. They feel that therapy, or coaching, or wellness measures, are B.S. attempts by the system to create an impression of doing something while changing nothing. They're corporate imposed nonsense and a continuance of the oppression. As though if you meditate a little and are taken out to dinner once a year, you won't notice the other 364 days in that year, where you're treated like less than nothing.
That may very well be true if these measures are coming from the corporation. But this is not true at all if initiated by the individual doctor and done with a private non-affiliated therapist, preferably a psychiatrist.
Just because the world is a hostile place does not mean you're not suffering. And till we can remove all causes of suffering, including all the elements that make the medical workplace a hostile one, why suffer alone and in silence?
The goal of talking to someone is not to increase your 'compliance' or acquiescence to the boot. It's to help you deal with tough situations. It can be a safe place to vent your anger or frustration without damaging you. It can help you see situations in a calmer, more objective light. It can help you make better choices about how to deal with things. You might then choose to pretend outwardly that nothing is wrong. You might choose to wage an all out battle against the system. Most likely, you will have an easier time finding some internal peace than if you go at it alone, and you'll increase your chances of finding a course of external action to better your situation.
Talking all this over is a way to fortify yourself. Till the revolution cometh. Or till we go back to the Garden of Eden.
California superbloom, Carrizo Plain National Monument, Spring 2017