WHAT BURNOUT CAN FEEL LIKE
Apathy, self-derision, difficulty in motivating, feeling hopeless, spent, easily overwhelmed, and an utter lack of interest in things that made you happy.
REASONS WE FEEL BURNED OUT
It’s not just work anymore. If you’re a parent, you are likely overwhelmed by the demands to ensure your child is safe, resourced and prepared for their future. If you’re a woman, you are often the de facto household project manager, making sure everyone else is on track. But project management is a full time job, so attending to the details for others can lead to self-neglect. At work, you likely feel constant pressure and even anxiety to improve, stay current and up-to-date, and produce, all while the ground beneath you shifts and moves. Everything is always on. Social media doesn’t help. Curated stories and images of others’ lives can make it feel like you’re not doing it right, or aren’t as happy.
HOW CAN THERAPY HELP?
First, it’s a place to breathe.
We’ll assess where you are -- at the brunt of burnout, even talking is exhausting. In early sessions, you may just come in and be. As we build comfort together, we can experiment with creative expression and mindfulness practices to tap more deeply into your experiences and patterns.
Expressive arts can help to alleviate stress and to manage emotions that lead to burnout in the first place.