After hard work, whether physical or mental work, to be exhausted is completely normal. Everyone knows this – and everyone has his methods to deal with and recharge the batteries: perhaps by going to sleep, by relaxing, a long weekend, a holiday or sport.

But if these methods no longer work, if no recovery is possible, then one speaks of Burnout.

Burnout describes a state of ‘burnt out’. Particularly dedicated people who take their responsibilities and duty seriously are vulnerable to burnout. A high level of performance is maintained – until it gets too much. If there is still pressure from the outside, such as bad operating climate, time pressure, criticism, their own needs are pushed further and further. It seems impossible to leave the hamster wheel out of duties. Physical warning signals are ignored – until serious illnesses and exhaustion occur – burnout – and then often nothing goes.

Burnout syndrome should not be taken lightly. The consequences of a burnout can be serious. It starts with a temporary performance reduction and with increasing severity of the burnout, the probability also increases, in the further course of a depression or an addiction.

In order for someone to develop a burnout from a stressful situation, such as a conflict, time constraint or performance pressure, this situation must continue over an extended period of time. Often there are external factors such as low-estima atmosphere in the workplace, increasing personnel savings with increasing performance pressure, persistent disregard for personal needs within the family structure, andinternal factors such as a high degree of harmonious need, pronounced perfectionism.

The inability to solve one’s own needs are typical indicators before and during burnout. This also depends on the fact that we develop a tunnel vision in stressful situations and only see an unsolvable problem. The affected people themselves and their families often feel helpless. Here, our therapy model is ideally suited to restore the balance between performance requirements and physical & mental health, to leave the problem tunnel and to discover solutions under a new, sometimes surprising angle of view.

This therapy approach has a lasting effect on the cognitive, emotional and instinctive level and focuses on sustainability, meaningfulness and resources.

In addition, we use the NES and MFT procedures. Through the targeted stimulation of the nerve tracts, the production of the messengers dopamine, endorphins, the so-called happiness hormones, is stimulated and the metabolic balance is brought into the natural balance and held. This leads to an increase in energy, well-being and concentration. Supports stress reduction and physical relaxation.

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