Counseling for Burnout in St. Petersburg, FL
Are you yearning to regain a sense of motivation and fulfillment?
Are you feeling like each day is a difficult chore to get through? Do you find it hard to get motivated to accomplish what you need to get done on a daily basis? Have you started to just not care about things that used to be important to you?
You might be feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled or even empty at your job or in your role as a parent or caregiver. The things that used to bring you joy may now seem lackluster. You have probably found yourself spending more and more time withdrawn and alone, scrolling social media and zoning out. Self-critical thoughts, such as, “I’m failing” or “I just can’t do this anymore” may be creeping in and making you feel as though you can’t keep up with life.
You may be getting to work later and later on a daily basis, or perhaps you find yourself leaving early more often than usual. It has become hard to find the drive and energy to get started on projects. Perhaps this even spills over into your home life - you may find yourself arguing with loved ones or sleeping more or less than usual. Or maybe you’ve just become a lot less present in your relationships and feel disconnected or detached from the world around you.
And now you are at the point of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. The amount of work and stress you’ve been dealing with has actually taken a huge hit on your body, particularly your immune system, and you’re getting physically ill more often than you normally would. Your muscles ache, you have stomach upset and you might have developed regular headaches.
We want you to know that the symptoms of burnout are real and they are hard! And while you may feel hopeless about ever improving the way you feel right now, recovery from burnout is within your reach - you just need the right tools to understand how you got where you are right now and how to recover. An experienced therapist can help you heal from the overwhelm and reconnect with your zest for life.
In our culture it can be hard to find balance
In a world where we are encouraged to be constantly “on,” constantly productive, and always active, it can be hard not to experience burnout. In recent years, there have been record levels of stress and anxiety, and subsequently, fatigue and burnout. It is a real issue in society today, and unfortunately, you are most certainly not alone.
Because our culture tends to value things like wealth and status and “doing” rather than “being,” it can be easy to find yourself working longer hours and spending less time with your friends and family. You may have so little time to yourself that you’ve even forgotten what you enjoy doing. When you don’t take (or perhaps aren’t able to take) adequate time to recharge and connect with yourself and others, it can lead to feeling detached, unmotivated and just “checked out”.
That being said, dealing with burnout is not as simple and easy as taking a bubble bath or going on vacation. While helpful in the short term, these approaches do not address underlying factors contributing to burnout, such as your thought patterns and behaviors, core beliefs, movement and nutrition, sleep, and energy management. It also does not address the larger, systemic and cultural issues that could be impacting your life.
The team at Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling takes a holistic approach, looking at all aspects of your life, both micro and macro, to help increase your awareness of everything that may be leading you to feel burnt out, and then helps you create tangible, effective solutions that will help you feel better.
Holistic Therapy is a fantastic burnout remedy and can help you restore balance
Overcoming burnout, especially if it is prolonged, can be daunting and sometimes the thought of making changes can be even more stress-producing. We understand this and want to meet you where you are at right now. Our unique, holistic approach will allow you to identify and change all facets of your life that are contributing to your burnout. We can help you restore harmony of mind, body, and spirit one small step at a time at a pace that feels right for you.
Our therapists use a supportive, compassionate approach to help get relief from burnout. We will collaborate with you to form a personalized approach to healing that best meets your needs. Maybe you need to learn mindfulness techniques to help you stay present with your friends and family, or maybe you need to discover and make time for activities that you enjoy.
Our team is trained in a variety of modern psychology methods to help you recognize the connection between your feelings of burnout and the thoughts, feelings, and actions associated with it. Your therapist will help you to learn to restructure the way that you think, thereby reducing your overwhelm and the way you manage your stress.
We will also use practices based in ancient yoga wisdom, such as breath practices, meditative techniques, and lifestyle changes to address your mind-body-spirit wellness and access long-lasting peace and prevention of future burnout.
Additionally, we may incorporate aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into our work together. Our use of this approach along with other practices will assist you in staying in the present moment, practicing self-compassion, managing the thoughts and feelings you experience due to burnout, and empower you to take action to make positive change in your current situation.
Our clinicians will use a holistic treatment method to help you overcome the emptiness, resentment, and self-doubt you may be experiencing as a result of burnout and will encourage and support you in making the changes in your life that lead you to happiness and serenity.
Though at times burnout may leave you feeling bleak, know that it is possible to overcome with dedicated practice and help from an expert. The path to mind-body-spirit wellbeing is well within your reach!
Perhaps you’re considering burnout counseling, but you have some concerns…
How is my therapist supposed to understand my specific situation?
The team at Be Your Best Self & Thrive is attentive and thorough and open-minded to the different experiences of others. Your counselor will take as much time as necessary to obtain a thorough understanding of your particular circumstances. Our unique and holistic approach ensures that you get the comprehensive, individualized care that you need to feel better.
I’m so busy with work already- how am I supposed to find time for burnout treatment
If you’re concerned about the cost and time commitment of therapy, think about the long-term cost of not seeking a burnout remedy. Think about how much time you spend feeling exhausted and unmotivated and the financial cost of all of the medical issues that your burnout is causing. Consider the amount of time it takes you to get work projects or tasks around your home completed, or the amount of time you may be spending arguing with those you care most about. Burnout at work can ultimately inhibit your ability to work. Investment in therapy has the potential to create positive changes and provide you with a skill set that can help you to improve the way you feel about yourself long-term, not just temporarily.
I already feel so hopeless- I don’t think therapy for burnout will work
Burnout treatment can help you to renew your sense of hope. Hope doesn’t return overnight. Change doesn't happen overnight. There may be times throughout the therapy process when you struggle or feel a bit uncomfortable, which is a normal part of the change process. Your experienced and caring therapist will be there to guide and encourage you through this challenging time. Holistic therapy for burnout will allow you to feel better overall and find more enjoyment in life. Through therapy you are making a commitment to improve your well-being both now and for the rest of your life.
Feel Re-energized and recover a sense of mind-body wellness
If burnout has left you feeling empty, unmotivated, or lost, holistic treatment at Be Your Best Self & Thrive Counseling can help you reharmonize your mind, body, and spirit. To find out more about how we can help, contact us today to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation to learn more about how we can help!
Please note that during COVID-19, we are offering both in-person and online therapy sessions.
How to get started
You’ll meet with one of our trained clinicians to discuss your needs, provide answers to any questions, and review our process and offerings.
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