Burnout syndrome, once considered a “manager’s disease,” affects people across all industries. A slow-creeping form of exhaustion accumulated over years of perfectionism, stress, and overwhelm, burnout is not just reserved for the highest-ranking professionals. It can happen to anyone and shares many of the same symptoms as depression. If left unchecked, burnout can quickly develop into chronic depression and infiltrate all aspects of life.
The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disease, characterizes burnout as ‘a state of vital exhaustion.’ At the extreme end there are people who entirely shut down and end up in the hospital; at the other end is someone showing signs of anxiety, low mood and feeling detached from day-to-day life. ‘That’s what makes it so insidious,’ says Brian Rock, psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist and director of education and training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He describes it as, ‘a drip, drip, drip. Patients will say: ‘I didn’t know this was happening to me.’ It’s like a mission creep of sorts, where you find yourself working a bit later, taking calls on weekends, being less inclined to play with your children or feeling more isolated and irritable.”
From Dying for a Paycheck author Jeffrey Pfeffer (HarperBusinessPress, 2018)
This half-day offering is personalized and highly practical. Based on the latest behaviour change and burnout research, it is designed to go past the standard “talking points” lecture by giving you practical assistance in recovering from burnout as well as preventing it. You’ll know how to approach and support colleagues who are expressing burned out behaviours. You’ll also develop a burnout prevention/recovery strategy that can work for you individually as well as for your team and direct reports.
You’ll end the session with more than just motivation and knowledge; you’ll be equipped to take significant action.
See accompanying course: All about Stress
Note that topics include interesting group processes designed to deepen awareness, build skills, enhance recall, and apply concepts.
*The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) Toolkit is an introspective online psychological inventory consisting of 22 items pertaining to occupational burnout. The original form of the MBI was constructed by Christina Maslach and Susan E. Jackson with the goal to assess an individual’s experience of burnout by measuring three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. Recognized as the leading measure of burnout, the MBI is validated by the extensive research conducted in the more than 35 years since its initial publication.
The MBI is part of this course: It is significantly customized for EGBC engineers and geoscientists. Delivery of the inventory varies depending on how the two courses are administered. Participants receive an email invitation to fill out the inventory online, after which they print detailed results documents and bring them to the burnout session for analysis.
Session Length: Half-day In-house facilitated session 8:00 AM to 12 Noon or 1 PM to 5 PM (including two 15-minute breaks). Can also be combined with All About Stress half-day worship for a full-day of Worksmart training.
Includes: Comprehensive handouts and the invitation to complete the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) Toolkit* customized for engineers and geoscientists.
Relaxation Response Options: These are very short stress management techniques guided by the instructor (timing and selections will vary with each group): 5-minute head space, 4-6-6 reduction, mindfulness sitting practice w/ eyes closed and eyes open, short video vs. movement exercise, mindful movement w/ tai chi.
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