Burnout very seldom heals from itself. To heal automatically, a very long vacation may help, being unemployed…but this a) would be very expensive b) would still not heal your burnout.
When you have arrived at the stage of burnout, your are a) emotionally exhausted b) often have distance to other people c) often have a low self-esteem.
To recover from that, external burnout recovery coaching is needed. An ‘allround psychologist’ is usually not capable; it takes extra study and tools to be a good burnout recovery coach/psychologist. Stichting Burnout has these people, spread over the country.
To realise ‘where it went wrong’ it can be very useful to fill out a BBTI, Blankert Burnout Trigger Inventory – PA – Problem Analysis UK. Overwrite the words and figures with your own, and save it. Once you fill out this form, you realise that several things went wrong.
External burnout recovery coaching helps you:
– identify where your are vulnerable
– cope with these stressors (or lack of energy boosters) in a different way
– defining ‘boundaries’ for yourself and your energy, so you will not be depleted anymore in the future
– to be psychologically more flexible, amongst others through mindfulness exercises and ACT exercises – ACT is ‘Acceptance Commitment Therapy’
The attached PDF gives you an impression of our SB-2016 burnout recovery program SB-2016-burnout-recovery-coaching-method-Stichting-Burnout-UK
Simpy write an email to email@example.com with your name, location and telephone number, and we are happy to offer you a free orientational meeting with one of our burnout recovery coaches/psychologists in your area.
The employer is supposed to pay for this – and we are experienced at persuading employers to pay.