Clinical and Corporate

Occupational Stress, Workplace Burnout and Work Anxiety

Work burnout is not considered a mental illness but rather a mental health issue. According to research burnout is having a growing impact on staff and employees is workplaces and clinical facilities. Mental health leave or stress leave are often the result of when one or a combination of the following are experienced by employees:

  • Expect too much of themselves
  • Feel inadequate, that the work they are doing is good enough
  • Have unreasonable expectations placed upon them
  • Feel incompetent or that they lack required skills to do their job
  • Feel unappreciated for their work efforts
  • Are in positions in the company or facility that they are not suited for
  • Are not provided sufficient breaks or do not allow adequate time for self-care

Work burnout is chronic in nature and affects both the health and performance of employees at all levels of organizations.

Most employees experiencing work anxiety or workplace burnout continue to work and do not take a mental health leave or stress leave of absence. People suffering from burnout often don’t recognize the trouble they’re in until things reach a tipping point. By then, it is more difficult to recover, because unaddressed burnout eventually leads to a complete inability to perform in their role.

Whether you are an executive concerned about one of your employees or are wondering how to cope with your own stressful job, burnout is a challenging subject to address.

Breath Control training works with leadership and management to teach how to identify signs of workplace burnout before symptoms escalate, staff morale declines and negative or even toxic workplace environments are created. Breath Control techniques can be utilized in acute or as regularly scheduled staff training exercises.

Breath Control for Corporate Resilience is a sustainable program providing evidence based results validated by medical and scientific research.

Signs and Symptoms of Workplace Burnout in Employees

  • Reduced efficiency and energy
  • Lowered levels of motivation
  • Increased absenteeism
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Increased errors
  • Debilitating self-doubt
  • Clinical depression
  • Increased risk of accidents
  • Fatigue
  • Self-medication with alcohol and drugs which may lead to substance abuse
  • Headaches
  • Increased anxiety, agitation and irritability
  • Deteriorating physical health
  • Increased frustration
  • Negativity and sarcasm
  • Suspiciousness
  • More time spent working with less being accomplished
  • Increased staff turnover

Breath Control training provides prevention strategies and resiliency training as a highly effective approach for addressing workplace burnout.  We will also arm employees with the tools and skills necessary to recover from workplace burnout, non-pharmacologically.

Our breathwork training helps you step back from emotional reactions and access the intelligence of your own body-mind and establish new patterns and responses in your life.

Breath Control Therapy offers an increased freedom of expression, and a connection to your true self as well as an overall feeling of personal empowerment.

We can deliver the Breath Control for Corporate Resilience Program in a variety of platforms depending on your company or organizational needs. 

Workshop format options range from a clinic to a workshop or a one to two day retreat in North America or internationally.

For more details please visit our Corporate Performance page and for booking information call 1-250-667-7722 or fill out the form on our Begin Breathing page.

Clinical Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers

Providing compassionate care and working with the disease of addiction and commonly occurring co-disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and other mental health issues day in and day out is not easy and takes a toll on the clinicians, health care providers, mental health support workers and other addiction treatment center employees.

Decreased productivity, compassion fatigue, reduced morale and staff burnout resulting in stress leave is a common occurrence.

Stress hormones like adrenaline or cortisol become elevated and fuel the insomnia, anxiety and that difficulty performing at our jobs that slows us down.

How can you give of yourself authentically and provide compassionate patient care when your own gas tank is on empty? If we give from this place of empty we are passing on this fear and this stress and as you know patients and other staff around us can sense that and it can then become contagious.

Breath Control Therapy (BCT) can help employees of mental health and addiction treatment centers prevent and recover from stress and staff burnout. Exercises in breathwork, mindfulness, imagery meditation, expressing gratitude and positive psychology will calm down stress hormones in minds and bodies that get elevated when we are stressed out from our jobs.

25% of corporations have mindfulness programs, they unfortunately teach meditation first. Meditation is a wonderful modality, we use it, we will teach it; but if you take someone who is stressed out of their mind and say “Sit down and close your eyes and don’t think about anything…it’s not going to happen. They will sit down and close their eyes and think about their work and other stresses.

Meditation is not wrong, but we think it is more advanced, we teach people Breath Control first. (This important point not only applies to staff but also to brand new intakes just arriving to the treatment center.)

BCT is an opportunity for the addiction treatment and rehabilitation centers to:

  • Avoid retraining costs and staffing issues associated with stress leave and disability claims.
  • Energize employees, increase staff productivity and maintain a positive work culture.
  • Boost staff morale promote team building and insight individual leadership development.
  • Provide a higher level of compassion and care to the patients of your addiction treatment center.

We can deliver our Breath Control for Clinical Resilience Program in a variety of platforms depending on your addiction treatment center or mental health rehabilitation facility.  We can provide an on-site clinic or as a one or two day workshop format.

Pricing may vary (plus expenses Airfare, Hotel, Meals etc.) depending on what is required and how many people may be participating. For booking information call 1-250-667-7722 or fill out the form on our Begin Breathing page.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”         -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

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