However, if they no longer succeed

Burnout Syndrome

Outpatient and day clinic psychotherapeutic services

Numerous people in our performance-oriented society feel overwhelmed by the demands and expectations placed on them. Even though the term "burnout" has been used in an inflationary manner in recent years, it cannot be denied that the phenomenon of "feeling burnt out" has increased considerably in our society over the past decades. Statistics from health insurance companies show the increase in psychological stress in the world of work and reveal the considerable economic damage that can result from this state of exhaustion and burn-out if adequate psychotherapeutic treatment is not started in time. From a Burnout syndrome not treated can develop without professional assistance psychological illnesses such as depression, fear illnesses or also addiction illnesses. As a result of the chronic state of stress in the body, serious physical illnesses can also develop, e.g.B. cardiovascular diseases, chronic gastrointestinal diseases and chronic muscular tension. Hearing loss and tinnitus are not uncommon signs of chronic stress; a physical breakdown with emergency admission to a somatic hospital can also be the result of a burnout syndrome.

Origin and course

Burnout does not only result from too much work, but mainly from a continuous disappointment of personal wishes, goals and motives concerning work. A decisive cause for this can be too high demands on yourself, especially in your job. One's own wishes, needs and limits are neglected in the service of professional success. If one's own limits are exceeded over a longer period of time, this leads to chronic exhaustion, fatigue, concentration and sleep disorders, as well as to diverse and unspecific physical symptoms. Employees with a high level of professional commitment become people who burn out mentally, emotionally and physically and are no longer able to fulfill their professional and private tasks. Consequences are increased withdrawal tendencies at work and in private life, increasingly negative thought spirals as well as the feeling of being chronically overtaxed.

The development to burnout can sometimes take several years. It is important to differentiate between a short-lived, temporary low in performance. Who does not know the feeling, if one has just a strenuous time behind itself vocationally and familiarly and also health something is struck, to feel exhausted and weak in achievement. In this case, rest helps you to recover from stress and return to your former form and health. However, if you no longer succeed in recovering during leisure time, weekends or vacations, then you have burnout syndrome that requires treatment and should seek professional help, most likely your family doctor or a psychotherapist.

Outpatient psychotherapy

At the beginning of a burnout development, outpatient psychotherapy is often sufficient. If your ability to work is still intact and you are able to structure your everyday life, it may be sufficient to talk to your outpatient psychotherapist about symptoms, triggers and consequences of the burnout syndrome and to work out solution and change strategies in your private and professional environment together.

Day clinic treatment

In the case of an advanced burnout syndrome with relevant restrictions in professional life or in private everyday life due to psychological sequelae requiring treatment, z.B. depression or anxiety, intensive day-clinic treatment with daily therapy offers in an individual setting or in a group is necessary. Your worries, hardships and the inner-psychic connections of the burnout development can be treated with the necessary calmness, intensity and individuality within the daily therapy offer. Intensive day-clinic treatment can provide you with a safe framework and the necessary daily support that is required in the case of a severe mental crisis, which is an advanced burnout syndrome.

The advantage of day-clinic treatment is that you do not have to leave your familiar home and your relatives, whose closeness and support can be very important, especially in these times of crisis, and yet intensive psychotherapeutic-psychosomatic treatment can be carried out as in inpatient therapy. In the evenings after the day-care treatment, you will be at home with your relatives in your familiar surroundings, and on weekends you will be at home all day long.

Since a burnout syndrome and the resulting secondary diseases, e.g.B. Since depression and anxiety disorders can also be psychologically stressful for your relatives, your relatives can be included in the treatment program during the day clinic. Worries and concerns that affect you and your relatives can be discussed together and ways of solving them can be worked out.

Mindfulness-based psychotherapy

This modern and successful form of psychotherapy incorporates meditative elements into the treatment and conveys a new, mindful attitude towards oneself and represents a central pillar of our day clinic treatment. At the beginning of the therapy day and in the evening at the end we perform mindfulness exercises together. You may wonder how mindfulness and meditation can help you individually with your illness:

Basically, we can ame that mindfulness and meditation enable the following changes:

– Relaxation and a rediscovery of inner peace – Distancing from emotional burdens and symptoms – A new, accepting way of dealing with too high inner expectations, feelings of being overwhelmed and not being enough, unpleasant, sometimes tormenting feelings of insecurity, fears and self-doubt – A new form of a compassionate, benevolent attitude towards oneself and others, A new form of compassionate, benevolent attitude towards yourself and others – An access to your "inner voice" as a compass in difficult times – An active shaping of your professional and private everyday life and a new form of liveliness – A help to rediscover your own values, goals and desires or to see more clearly what is really important in your own life – A different understanding of the disease – Strengthening your self-healing powers and your immune system

Recognized mindfulness-based psychotherapy methods in burnout therapy

An effective mindfulness-based psychotherapy method in burnout therapy is mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) according to Kabat-Zinn.

This anti-stress program includes mindfulness exercises in rest and movement. Achieves greater inner peace and an improvement in the perception of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations. Stress, exhaustion and excessive demands step by step fade into the background. In addition to relaxation and regeneration, it allows for a consideration of one's own inner demands and expectations. Early warning signs of burnout are detected in time; supportive and helpful measures can be taken and a relapse into burnout can be prevented.

– Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Healthy through meditation: the big book of self-healing with MBSR. OW Barth eBook. – Kabat-Zinn, J. (1999). Stress management through the practice of mindfulness:[book& CD]. Arbor Publishing. – Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Finding peace in everyday life: Meditations for a serene life. Knaur M – Heidenreich, T., & Michalak, J. (Eds.). (2013). The" third wave "of behavior therapy: foundations and practice. Beltz. – Kabat-Zinn, J., & Hanh, T. N. (2009). Full catastrophe living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. Random House LLC. – Germer, C. (2012). The mindful path to self-love. Arbor, Freiburg. – Gilbert, P. (2013). Compassion Focused Therapy. Junfermann Publishing House. – Goyal, M. et al. (2014). Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA internal medicine, 174(3), 357-368. – Khoury, B. et al. (2013). Mindfulness-based therapy: a comprehensive meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Re- view, 33(6), 763-771.

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