Course Duration: one full day or two half days

What is burnout?

Burnout is a simple word for a range of symptoms. In essence, burnout means physical and mental exhaustion from work. Burnout often occurs when we try to juggle too many balls in work and life without having the coping skills to manage our stress in a sustainable way. These skills can be learned and applied to prevent burnout through both individual support and by changing behavior patterns (see counseling).

Burnout is a gradual process that can take years to develop. If warning signs are ignored, individuals can be out of action for up to 3 years before being able to re-integrate into the labor process. Often the fatigue becomes a permanent part of a person’s life, which is why prevention is of the utmost importance (see also healthy ageing)

What is covered?

The burnout workshop lasts one day or two half-day segments and combines both theory and practical application through group exercises.

You will learn:

  • The difference between stress, distress and burnout
  • How sustained stress makes us physically ill
  • Which personality traits raise the risk for burnout
  • How to create a personal toolbox for stress management
  • The role of exercise in burnout prevention
  • The role of nutrition in burnout prevention
  • Who should attend?

This course is intended for employees, managers and HR staff and can be adapted to the organizations and individual needs (such as integration as part of an away-day or team building event)