Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. It is a reaction to chronic stress or when we are working too hard without taking care of ourselves. It is characterized by feelings of exhaustion, frustration, and inefficacy.
Burnout can be caused by any number of factors, but there are three main categories: environmental, organizational, and personal.
Environmental factors include:
- Long hours at the office
- Lack of control over one’s schedule
- Having to work with difficult clients
Organizational factors include:
- Lack of control over one’s work environment
- Feeling undervalued or not being listened to
Personal factors include:
- Social pressures or family pressures
- Financial difficulties
What Burnout Feels Like?
Burnout can manifest itself in a number of ways, both physically and mentally.
Symptoms of burnout can include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted
- Feeling hopeless and emotionally detached
- Poor sleeping habits
- Difficulty concentrating
- Isolating from others
- Experiencing a high level of stress and anxiety
- Increased frustrations
- Loss of interest
- Decreased motivation
If you experience these symptoms for more than two weeks, then it’s likely that you might be suffering from burnout. Learn more about burnout here.
Burnout Treatment Options
At Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services, we offer the following approaches to targeting burnout symptoms:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- Solution Focused
Burnout Therapy Plans at Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services
Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services offers a tailored treatment based on unique characteristics and experiences of each person suffering from burnout. Together, we will develop a plan that works specifically for you.
We can help address the following:
- Recognize the stressors.
- Work on unhelpful thinking patterns.
- Develop self-compassion.
- Target unhelpful behaviours, such as habits or maladaptive patterns of reacting.
- Set healthy boundaries.
For more information about our approaches, please contact us at [email protected]
If you are ready, you can book your first therapy session here.