Pondero Talk – Burnout: Just a Bit of Stress… Isn’t It?

6th March 2024

/ 1.5 hrs

Class Description

Pondero – Exercise your mind


Pondero Talks are designed to exercise your mind. Given by experts in each field, the talks are open and interactive, and cover a range of topics from Psychology to Engineering, all designed to keep minds active. The ‘buy tickets’ button will take you to the Pondero website.



Humans are built for stress. But there are limits and the stress people are under nowadays can be relentless. The workplace is a key stress source . Join us if you are interested in any of the following:


What is burnout?

Is work ‘too’ stressful & impacting health?

Have you maybe had burnout in the past?

Do you have burnout right now?

Are you heading into burnout and how to get out of it?

How to help someone experiencing what you think may be burnout?


…. come & hear an expert of 33 years experience on burnout management reveal….



The fundamental difference between stress and burnout

Common burnout myths/misunderstandings

The reasons burnout can be so hard to face and to manage effectively

The interfaces between career choice, career planning, burnout & wellbeing

Why so many burnout solutions… don’t work

How to help someone with burnout denial.


You will gain some some real insights into burnout & every attendee will get free access to a burnout test too.  



Dr Sonia Hutton-Taylor found an interest in how workstyle & career choice interface with health despite having initially chosen a surgical career. She left medicine in 1990 to set up the first independent medical career guidance service. For 33 years she has spoken to those with varying levels of burnout …designing ways to help them face and fix it within the context of their professional life. In 2017 she set up Burnout Geese for anyone from any profession to explore their burnout & find bespoke ways to address it.


We will begin the session with coffee and networking – a chance to meet with new and familiar faces in our beautiful green oak barn.

All abilities welcome

Class size

/ 1.5 hrs

What to expect
  • Time to network and meet new and familiar faces
  • An interactive talk - questions and contributions are welcomed
  • Refreshments provided - Honesty tea or our own blend of coffee and a slice of cake from Honesty Bakers and Makers
Important Information

Tickets for this event need to be booked through the Pondero website.

Where is this located?
  • Honesty Cookery School
  • The Barn, North Sydmonton House
  • North Sydmonton
  • Hampshire
  • RG20 4UL
  • UK

Book a class

6th March 2024

Pondero Talk – Burnout: Just a Bit of Stress… Isn’t It?

/ 1.5 hrs

North Sydmonton House, The Barn, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL
07708 620287

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The Barn, North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury RG20 4UL, UK


What is a Cook Together ticket?

Cook Together tickets allow an adult and a child between 10 – 18 years to book onto a course for a cheaper price. You will work together at the same workstation and produce enough food for you both to eat. This is part of our drive to encourage young people to enjoy cooking from scratch.

Can I book for a large group?

We have eight workstations and accommodate larger groups by working in pairs or small groups around each station. People often report they enjoy working in this way as it makes the event sociable and allows people to take a short break from the cooking as there are others to take over.

Who can attend these classes?

Most of our scheduled courses are for adults only. However, where you see a ‘Cook Together’ ticket offered then you can book for a place for a child over the age of 10 years with an adult.

It is also possible to book a bespoke course for children with an adult from the party remaining in charge of the group. Please make enquiries to cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

Do I need to be a confident cook?

We welcome people of all cooking experience and abilities. Our tutors will assess and adjust to your needs.

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary need?

Some of our courses can accommodate allergies and special dietary requirements however for others the replacement of one ingredient for another will not work. As there is such a range in what people require we request that you ask at the time of booking by emailing cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk

What should I wear/bring with me?

All ingredients and equipment are provided, including aprons. For a cookery course we advise wearing layers as the cookery school can heat up once the ovens and hobs are on. Closed shoes are also requested for health and safety purposes and a band to tie back longer hair.

If you are attending a course that could be messy please adjust your clothing to take account of this.

We hope to make our courses as sustainable as possible and so request that customers bring containers to take home any food left over at the end of a course.


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