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Therapy for Burnout
Are you feeling lethargic, empty, mentally and physically exhausted, or devoid of motivation and care for your present challenges?
What is Burnout?
Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion caused by high amounts of prolonged stress. Major causes of burnout stem from work and work environments, high-stress careers, or challenging relationships.
Stress is a natural part of life. We need some stress to learn and grow. However, over the past few years with the pandemic, working from home, and the increased stress of daily living, my experience is that burnout, particularly among professional clients, is on the rise.
I see burnout as ultimately forming as a result of a disconnection from our true self. It comes after extended periods of pushing aside our own interests and personal desires for other external interests. From this perspective, coming back to ourselves is the way out of this challenging and exhausting place.
Signs of Burnout
Some signs of burnout to look our for are:
A sense of failure and self-doubt
Feeling helpless, trapped, and defeated
Detachment & disconnection
Loss of motivation
Increasingly cynical and negative outlook
Decreased satisfaction and sense of accomplishment
Although stress and burnout are related, an individual that is "stressed out" often presents as over-reactive and an individual that is burned-out presents as disconnected or detached.
How Can Therapy Help?
When we are burning out we often disconnect from our best self or the human spirit. It can actually start to feel unsafe to be ourselves. Sometimes talking over your situation with a professional can help you feel understood around an issue that is difficult to discuss. Feeling understood allows us to feel safe enough to drop deeper into ourselves where the answers to your own healing and your present exhaustion reside.
Finding home again inside sometimes requires a professional to explore it with us.
“The antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest… The antidote to exhaustion is wholeheartedness.”
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"When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
- Carl Rogers