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Hypnosis for Burnout
Turning Exhaustion Into Strength

Burnout is a state of exhaustion, an exhaustion syndrome with a whole range of different symptoms that can manifest themselves psychologically and above all on a physical level. The term burnout describes the feeling of being burned out and was coined by the psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. Freudenberger noticed that people who worked in social professions and were under a lot of stress over a long period of time were more likely to take sick leave. But it doesn't have to come to total exhaustion and collapse first. It is all the more important for you to discover new possibilities and the courage within you for a happy life and new strength.
Hypnosis for Burnout - Turning Exhaustion Into Strength
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Burnout Symptoms

How to recognize burnout syndrome

In connection with burnout, a number of symptoms and signs can occur that show up in very different ways in those affected. I would like to note that symptoms can also be perceived individually in their manifestation.

Burnout shows itself in people through different symptoms and reactions on a physical and psychological level as a burnout syndrome:

Physical Symptoms
Usually there are physical symptoms of burnout such as dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, frequent infections, cardiovascular problems, sleep disorders, fatigue, lack of energy, exhaustion and tension. Other physical symptoms can be headaches, back pain, stomach and intestinal complaints and irritable bowel syndrome.
Psychological Symptoms
On a psychological level, burnout can manifest itself with a feeling of being burnt out, thoughts about the meaninglessness in life, lack of interest, listlessness, a feeling of inner emptiness, fear, despair, helplessness, hopelessness, memory and concentration problems, the performance decreases, agitation, stress, frustration, inner restlessness and nervousness, depressed, depressed mood, mood swings, irritability, negative thoughts, and being overwhelmed.

Hypnose for Burnout

My experience shows that it often only takes a few sessions to regain your strength and get back into life. Hypnosis helps to uncover the causes, to work on them and to draw new energy.

Burnout Self Test

Am I suffering from (occupational) burnout?

The following questions may be the first clues as to whether you are suffering from burnout:
  • 1

    Do you feel burned out, empty or powerless?
  • 2

    Do you experience one or more of the following symptoms: lack of sleep, feeling helpless, empty inside, depressed or listless?
  • 3

    Do you also experience feelings of anxiety as if out of the blue?
  • 4

    Do you experience yourself as overwhelmed or do you lack opportunities to properly relax and recharge your batteries at the moment?
  • 5

    Do you have the impression that your ability to perform and concentrate has decreased?
  • 6

    Do you have the impression that you are withdrawing or avoiding certain situations?
If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions and feel restricted in your everyday life, you should seek medical or therapeutic advice. You may be experiencing burnout. Please note that questions are always asked broadly, so it is possible that even people who are not affected by burnout will get a positive result. Not everyone who is frequently sleep-deprived or feels exhausted is suffering from burnout.

Burnout facts

Who is affected by burnout?

Being burned out, total exhaustion and burnout can first of all hit every person and yet it can be said that people who are particularly willing to perform are affected by burnout: "I can no longer" -
a moment that can equal a breakdown. Often, this hits precisely those people who are extremely willing to perform and hardworking, have high ideals and are highly committed in their private and professional lives. Not wanting or even being allowed to make mistakes and a perfectionist demand on oneself are two factors that increase the pressure. A burnout problem then often develops when people overexert themselves over a long period of time and go beyond their own strength. Stress is quite central in its development and at the same time burnout can show up in very different ways as already shown above: in a threatening crisis, existential crisis or in a mixture of psychological and psychosomatic illnesses, different symptoms, which are then referred to as a so-called syndrome.

Burnout in Germany

37% of respondents in 2018 said they knew a relative or acquaintance who had been diagnosed with burnout, 15% of respondents even said that they themselves had been diagnosed with burnout. Likewise, 15% of respondents were exclusively on sick leave for burnout in 2011. The following graphs in their own presentation give a small insight into this. Below you will find the respective sources.
37 %
of respondents in 2018 say they know a relative or acquaintance who has been diagnosed with burnout.
15 %
of respondents in 2018 say they have been self-diagnosed with burnout.
15.1 %
of respondents were on sick leave exclusively for burnout in 2011.

Burnout causes

This is how burnout develops

Many things that have led to burnout in everyday life are unconscious processes such as a high willingness to perform, striving, the desire to do everything right, a high degree of perfectionism or even the fear of making mistakes, to name just a few areas. Similar to the development of depression, psychology today assumes a multifactorial event - an interaction of many multiple causes that can affect a person and lead to burnout. While there is a predisposition to burnout on the one hand, there are numerous triggers. More specifically, there are psychological and biological factors.

Burnout consequences

What consequences can burnout and exhaustion have?

The longer burnout persists and remains untreated, the greater the suffering of those affected. Confidence and hope diminish, and those affected feel severely overwhelmed and alone.

Summarize the consequences of burnout as follows:
  • Avoidance behavior and social and emotional withdrawal from family, friendships and relationships.
  • Affected persons find themselves in a vicious circle of negative thought circles and hopelessness.
  • Increasing difficulties arise in private and professional life: psychosocial, somatic and economic consequences.
  • Problems at work due to increasing inability to pay attention or concentrate - up to and including loss of work.
  • Suicide risk increases if burnout persists.
  • Increased risk due to "self-therapy or self-medication" and ingestion of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Physical symptoms increase more and more such as sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, breathing difficulties or gastrointestinal tract complaints.
  • Increasing disinterest due to lack of energy in hobbies or things that once provided friends.
  • Affected persons become increasingly lonely and desperate.

Burnout and secondary conditions

Psychologically, burnout manifests itself through negative thoughts and thought circles. Very often it can be observed that untreated, in addition to exhaustion, addictions, depression or anxiety, which can increase to panic attacks, can occur. The pressure of suffering for those affected is immense with increasing duration and not infrequently accompanied by suicidal thoughts. A spiral that must be interrupted, in addition to the physical illnesses that can also occur such as cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders, tension, back pain and headaches, digestive problems, increased susceptibility to infections due to a drop in the immune system caused by persistent overload and stress.

Burnout hypnosis treatment

Professional hypnotherapy treatments for burnout

Modern hypnotherapy helps with chronic exhaustion, signs of stress and dejection, so that burnout does not happen in the first place. Even if you recognize yourself in the symptoms and are in the middle of a burnout, hypnosis helps to get out of this state again and to draw new strength and energy. Hypnosis therefore also helps with burnout and excessive demands, when it is no longer just stress, but exhaustion and symptoms of burnout syndrome are already present.

How hypnosis works against burnout

Hypnosis can reactivate the unconscious self-healing powers and help step by step to find back to a fulfilled life. It can uncover and strengthen needs and desires and support the client in finding more satisfaction in a balanced life. The so-called work-life balance plays a major role here. By activating the self-healing powers, hypnosis can help to find back into life. When needs and desires are uncovered and strengthened, a first step is taken towards more balance and satisfaction in life. Healthy self-awareness is strengthened and also the possibility to noticeably perceive one's own potentials and competencies. Thus, hypnosis, can recognize one's own potentials and knowledge about them and promote them for life, the future and the way out of exhaustion. Hypnosis is a large part of effective and sustainable therapy for burnout, feeling tense, depressed and stressed. In hypnosis, you tap into resources and are given tools and techniques based on the latest neuroscience research. Hypnosis and visualization are an effective technique of positive influence, which strengthen your own resources and potentials to the highest degree. Thus, hypnosis becomes an effective, powerful treatment that quickly restores and strengthens people.

Can I also treat burnout myself?

Burnout and the resulting symptoms can be treated by yourself. There is much that you can actively implement and change yourself. However, it is important to get to the cause and the core of the burnout. Often there are beliefs behind it or ingrained behaviors that people once learned or adopted from parents or other close people. The effective processing and change of beliefs or behaviors are only partly within our own conscious control and can be processed and redirected by working with the subconscious mind in hypnosis. In order to be able to work with this in a truly sustainable way, professional support is often required so that burnout and, above all, the causes of burnout can be worked on, processed and changed in a sustainable way. hypnotherapy is an effective means to quickly get into the process of change. In this way you help yourself the most and also people close to you, who are often indirectly affected as well. Make yourself strong for your life - I will gladly accompany and support you!

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Hypnosis Appointment Booking

  • The first hypnosis session usually lasts 120 minutes and includes getting to know each other, a detailed anamnesis and your first hypnosis.
    After booking an appointment in the online calendar, you will receive detailed information about your hypnosis session by email and will receive the hypnosis e-book free of charge when you book the first session. Follow-up appointments usually last 90 - 120 minutes, depending on the current situation and the resulting needs.
    You can find detailed information about the prices under Hypnosis Prices.
  • Smaller topics and issues can sometimes be solved in one session. In particular, hypnosis for smoking cessation takes place in one intensive session. More complex issues that accompany people longer are treated in four sessions on average. Hypnotherapy is to be understood as a short therapy. There are also exceptions where I support clients over several years at their express request.
  • Usually clients come for a follow-up appointment at an interval of 1 to 4 weeks. I have had very good experiences with a session interval of 1 to 2 weeks. I would like to emphasize here that in my experience this depends on the topic and the client.
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  • You will receive an invoice for each session. This does NOT show any fee codes of the GebüH and does not contain any diagnoses. The session is to be paid privately at the end of the session in cash or with EC card. The practice does NOT bill public and private insurances.
  • You can find more questions and answers in the Hypnosis FAQ section - frequently asked questions about hypnosis.

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