“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan Wilson Watts
“I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life—whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
Do you find yourself under constant, prolonged pressure? Are you feeling disillusioned, helpless, and physically exhausted? You may be suffering from the burnout syndrome. When you’re burnt out, your work and potentially also your personal life can seem bleak and pointless, and it’s difficult to think that the problems you’re experiencing can be overcome.
If you don’t seek help and change your situation, burnout can threaten your job, personal life as well as psychological and physical health.
The website you are about to visit has been designed and written by four European partner organisations using support of the EU (Grundtvig programme) funding. These organisations are:
Antares (Italy) – Antares Società per lo sviluppo dei sistemi organizzativi,
IBOS (Austria) – The institute for burnout and stress management,
GWPS (Poland) – Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne Szkolenia,
NLP Gate (Great Britain).
The programme of work, undertaken in 2012-2014, involved exchange of knowledge and expertise, working methods and feedback among the partners. We have also contributed our knowledge of the cultural context in each country, to produce content which can be easily accessible and understandable by visitors with or without specialist (eg psychology or psychotherapy) background, in their native language (English, Polish, Italian or German).
We hope you find the information helpful, and that the materials published here will help you understand burnout – what it is and what it is not – and further support you with preventing or treating burnout. Please feel free to contact us with feedback.