Therapy for Stress & Burnout
Stress & Burnout
We all experience stress, that’s life. Normally we are resilient to stress, until it piles up. We all However sometimes it feels like too much and hits you at once, you don’t have to live in the cycle of stress. This can lead to burnout and poor performance in many areas of life: work, school, relationships, sports Chronic stress affects our health–blood pressure, immune system, life expectancy, life satisfaction, contentment, and ability to experience joy.
Am I experiencing the effects of stress?
Stress can lead to burnout. Here’s some questions to think about:
If you answer yes to more than one you may be suffering from burnout.
In times of stress or burnout, you need personalized coping mechanisms and stress management skills to help you handle everything you’re trying to carry both logistically and emotionally. It may take developing a new perspective. You may need help envisioning a larger life change because your stressful lifestyle or job is not fulfilling, and you feel trapped. Stress can be managed. Burnout can end. With therapy for stress and burnout, I can help you learn how.
Benefits Addressing Stress & Burnout
While I’m located in Ashland, OR, I offer online therapy for stress and burnout to residents of Oregon, Georgia and Washington.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Therapy to address stress and burnout will help you assess how stress is impacting you and support you finding effective ways to manage stressors and assist you in coming back from burnout. Therapy for burnout can help you to address the emotional and mental health issues that can be a result of too much stress leading to burnout.
Coaching for stress and burnout helps to increase clarity, understanding and become unstuck. If you have burnout you will often have difficulty thinking clearly, exploring options and taking actions towards recovery, particularly as their body and mind are too exhausted to think clearly. People with high demand careers and business can benefit from a coach to help you think clearly again, set goals for addressing stess and burnout and support you in achieving them.
Therapy for stress and burnout works by:
- Teaching how to manage difficult thoughts and feelings effectively
- Overcoming self-destructive habits
- Addressing symptoms with evidence-based therapies
- Increasing your sense of confidence and competence
- Improving your attention so you can focus on what matters most to you
- Learning to say “no” to requests or obligations that cause you stress and don’t align with your personal goals and values
Coaching for stress and burnout works by:
- Supporting you in gaining clarity and awareness of your current situation and reality
- Helping you unpack and explore the underlying beliefs and thinking that may be holding them back from moving forward
- Exploring the possibilities and options towards desired goals and outcomes
- Providing structure to help you move towards your desired outcome by holding you accountable and offering constructive feedback
There is often a lot of crossover with coaching and counseling and all the training I have is utilized to support you in recovery from burnout and stress.
People with burnout are very negative about their tasks, find it hard to concentrate, are listless and lack creativity. Ironically, stress has a negative effect on cognitive abilities, which in turn stresses us out even more. Burnout can look a lot like symptoms of depression, and according to studies in 2015, when it is severe it can be hard to tell the two apart. Stress and burnout are also frequently accompanied by high levels of anxiety and maybe even panic attacks. If you are feeling overwhelmed by work and life it is good time to consider therapy to manage stress and heal from the effects of burnout.
The therapy process is usually longer than the coaching process which is more short term. It is best to schedule a consultation and discuss what your goals are for addressing stress and burnout. We can come up with a plan that fits your schedule and your budget.
Are you experiencing some of these signs of Stress?
- Stomach upset
- Lack of motivation or focus
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Irritability and anger
- Social withdrawal
- Sadness or depression
- Drug or alcohol misuse
Are you experiencing some of these signs of burnout?
- Emotional exhaustion
- Feelings of reduced professional ability
- Alienation from work related activities
- Physical symptoms (headache, stomachache, etc.)
- Reduced performance
If you are having some of these symptoms you can contact us for a free consultation and we can see if therapy or coaching for stress and burnout is right for you.