Experiencing burnout symptoms?
Over time, chronic stress leads to physical symptoms like headaches, digestive system issues, chronic back pain, insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks. Also, emotional exhaustion symptoms of feeling drained, unable to cope, and tired are common. This is often coupled with a lack of energy to get work done, and that's how you find yourself in BuRnOuT!
It has been my experience so far that healing from Burnout requires some deeper healing, involving the way you were raised and the quality of your environment as you were growing up. Oftentimes, adverse childhood experiences are at the root cause of Burnout - and I love working with root cause and not wasting precious time and money on symptoms and bandaid solutions that don't last more than 5 minutes. This means that healing your trauma also helps heal your burnout. How? Among other things, healing trauma helps heal your attachment style.
- avoiding emotional closeness in relationships.
- feeling as though their partners are being clingy when they simply want to get emotionally closer.
- withdrawing and coping with difficult situations alone.
- suppressing emotions.
A person with anxious attachment may experience the following:
- low self-worth
- worries that your partners will abandon you
- craving closeness and intimacy
- being overly dependent in relationships
A person with secure attachment may experience the following:
- can trust others and be trusted
- love and accept love
- and get close to others with relative ease
If you have an insecure attachment style (i.e. avoidant and anxious), in a 2015 study, it was confirmed that the hypothesis that two insecure attachment styles predominated in the study’s challenged and burnout groups, and that a secure attachment style predominated in the relaxed and worn-out groups. The research does suggest that people with insecure attachment tend to have the biggest struggles with burnout at work.
Your Attachment Style Is Making You Burned Out.
I’m opening up my schedule again starting November, for one-on-one coaching and for a new round of the Hand in Hand Healing Collective group. Burnout healing through trauma awareness, emotional literacy and mindset redesign will be top of list.