Are you beginning to dread going in to your work? Do you feel that what you do really doesn’t matter? When you think of work, can all you imagine is your never ending to do list? Would you just rather stay in bed? When you are at work, do you find you lack the desire to be creative and the motivation to be productive? Do you withdraw from others and spend your time staring at your screen? If you answer “yes,” to these questions, you might be experiencing burnout. Burnout can sometimes feel like depression and/or anxiety. It can cause you to feel overwhelmed and out of control. While burnout can be debilitating and scaring for a moment, it is highly treatable. With just a few mental health techniques targeted specifically to treat your nervous system, feelings, thoughts and relationships, you can find the calm, confidence and assertiveness you need to take back your power and find greater satisfaction in your career.
If you are employed in a human service profession, you may have heard the term “Compassion Fatigue.” This is a combination of burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS). STS is the injury that happens to your body, thoughts and feelings when you witness another’s trauma. Compassion Fatigue mimics the symptoms of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Working with a trauma informed therapist who understands the impact of helping others, can help you develop the resilience skills to not only survive, but to thrive in your dream career.