The Essential Guide to Burnout : Overcoming Excess Stress
Increasing numbers of people are enduring huge levels of stress - economic pressures, family concerns, worries about jobs and health all contribute. And for many, the stress gets worse, increasing until they cannot even get out of bed to start the day. Their personality changes, their relationships become strained and before long they realize that they have hit burnout - their mind, body and spirit simply cannot take any more. It is preventable. This book enables the reader, wherever they are on the slope toward burnout, to overcome. If they are in the middle of it, it is the first step towards a full recovery and will provide the tools necessary to ensure that they never go back.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 128 x 196 x 24mm | 180g
- 01 Jan 2014
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- 1 illustration (black and white)
About Andrew Procter
Andrew Procter has been an ordained Church of England minister for over thirty years. He serves on the Rochester Diocesan Council for health and healing, and is a qualified and practicing counsellor. Dr Elizabeth Procter has worked in psychiatry for twenty-five years, specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Our society has been slow to recognise how common burnout is and how damaging it can be, not just for the person affected but also for their family. In this excellent book, the Procters explain in non-technical language what burnout is, how to recognise that you have it (or are at risk of suffering from it), how to recover, and how to avoid a repetition. It contains much good advice, especially about the practical things that you can do to aid recovery, and a number of telling personal accounts that help to increase our understanding of how burnout happens and how it feels to suffer it. -- Paul Britton, MIND With a warm, considered approach and a blend of scientific and humanistic language this book has universal appeal. It is easy to read, enriched with case illustrations, and thoughtfully arranged with many helpful and original suggestions for preventing and managing burnout. I envisage this uplifting but realistic text being enormously beneficial for prevention, in addition to an essential guide for recovery. Whether it is you or somebody you know feeling the strain, the descriptions and explanations will enhance understanding and increase the ability to provide support. I cannot praise this book enough. I wish I'd read this years ago. -- Dr Jeannette Phillips, MBBS, MRCP, MRCPsych, Consultant Child Psychiatrist