“Burnout is different for everyone”

Conversations on Burnout is back for a second series, led by business coach Hazel Anderson-Turner.

“I really believe coaching skills can help us in the prevention of burnout,” says Hazel, who every fortnight guides us through strategies for a preventative approach.

Defining ‘burnout’

What’s particularly interesting is that Burnout is not the same for everyone  – it doesn’t necessary escalate into a ‘snap’ moment where everything stops and you just can’t keep going anymore. Quite the contrary, for Hazel it was a slow burn six years ago when she was busy juggling a career with life as a new parent. “I didn’t notice it happening at first,” she says.

So how do you know what burnout feels like? Looking at the World Health Organisation’s definition above, Hazel is quick to point out that it’s not so much that someone hasn’t managed their stress, it’s actually “stress that you’ve not been able to recover from. It’s become the norm, it’s become chronic.”

Acceptance and commitment therapy is at the core of Hazel’s approach. She believes there is a real connection between coaching and having the conversations that can help us. The first step in helping yourself and others is awareness.  “Burnout is understandable but it’s not inevitable,” says Hazel.

It’s important to understand the connection between our mind, body and context we’re in – plus where we are on the ‘Burnout Scale’ which Hazel talks through in each session.

Join us every other Thursday.


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Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Mindsight by Dan Siegel. If you Google ‘Dan Siegel hand brain model’ you’ll see him demonstrating the model.

Next session

Webinar 3: Conversations on Burnout – How Emotional Intelligence Can Help – Thursday 23 February 13:00-14:00

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