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BURN OUT. Health Promotion Program. Definition of Burn Out. Usually is a gradual depletion of emotional, mental and physical energy due to work related stress. Definition of Burn Out.

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burn out


Health Promotion Program

definition of burn out
Definition of Burn Out

Usually is a gradual depletion of emotional, mental and physical energy due to work related stress.


Definition of Burn Out

“Characterized by emotional exhaustion, a sense of depersonalization, and feelings of reduced personal accomplishment.”

-Dr. Kenneth Cooper

burn out also known as






Burn out also known as-
common causes
Common Causes
  • Work Overload
  • Lack of rewards
  • Belief and or lack of control
  • Issues of unfairness
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Burn Out
  • Everyone is at risk and all are susceptible!
  • Often it is your negative reaction rather than the specific job...
symptoms of burn out
Symptoms of Burn Out
  • Poor work performance
  • Relationship problems
  • Health problems
  • Negative feelings
  • Substance misuse/abuse
  • Feelings of meaninglessness
phases of burn out
Phases of Burn Out


Callous & Cynical

Helplessness, Failure

& Crisis

Shame & Doubt

what i can do
What I can do!
  • Take good care of myself on a regular (daily, weekly) basis!

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What I can do
  • Ask for help!
  • Talk to others about your difficulties and seek their support…
  • Develop a plan to address burn out
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What I can do?

Increase my Personal Power!

Find and establish ways to control and manage my time, space, workload, pace, resources, future and perceptions...

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What I can do!
  • Rest & Retreat
  • Release
  • Regroup
  • Make personal changes
  • Regenerate
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What I can do
  • Find purpose and meaning in activities- at work, home & community!
  • Handle workplace stressors- before they manage me!

What I can do?

  • Reevaluate my goals and priorities
  • Do not take the whole load myself!
  • Learn my own limits, and set limits with others
  • Ask for what I want and do not assume that I will get it

What I can do?

  • Forgive myself when I make a mistake...
  • Get rid of any of my perfectionist behaviors and expectations
  • Do not take on others burdens!
preventing burn out
Preventing Burn Out
  • Know your stress danger zones at work and at home
  • Avoid or address the dangers as soon as possible!
  • Daily self care!