Burnout: How to Manage Your Nervous System Before it Manages You

Non-Fiction, Health & Lifestyle, Illnesses & Conditions
Paperback Published on: 18/07/2024
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Our human nervous system has the power to cope with high stress but not when it's been ground down by the relentless stimuli of today's world. Over time, these persistent demands leave us burnt out because our nervous system is stuck in survival mode. In this mode, we have reduced capacity for rational thinking and less capacity to care. It becomes hard to make decisions, rest, solve problems, be mindful and set boundaries.

Drawing on polyvagal theory and her professional insights as a trauma therapist working with clients experiencing anxiety, trauma and burnout, Clinical Psychologist Dr Claire Plumbly will help you understand:

- Why stress is different from burnout
- How burnout stifles your ability to interact, think clearly and be productive or creative.
- Why you get stuck in burnout and cannot 'think' your way out of it or engage in activities you know could help you.
- Cultural beliefs and psychological patterns that cause burnout
- How to soothe your nervous system back to full capacity using techniques and compassion.

By the end of this book, you will have tools to thrive amidst the challenges of modern life, at work, at home and through positive interactions and relationships.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399733410
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 152 x 230 x 28 mm

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