The online self-help program 15Minutes4Me.com wins the “Alfred” award for the best “solution focused therapy” initiative in Flanders.

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The online self-help program 15Minutes4Me.com wins the "Alfred" award for the best "solution focused therapy" initiative in Flanders. Paul Koeck, MD from the online self-help program '15Minutes4Me.com' received the yearly 'Alfred' award yesterday from the « Flemish Union of Specialists in solution focused cognitive and systematic therapy, Nurturing and Coaching », abbreviated to the VVDO. The internet program '15Minutes4Me.com' helps hundreds of people with burnout, depression, stress, or anxiety... Read more...

Burnout and stress: what is the difference?

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Burnout and stress are two problems which are linked close together. What is the difference between them? When does someone have burnout and when do they have stress? This article summarizes the most important elements of both problems and explains the difference. Burnout? When is it worse than stress? When we speak of burnout, this means that you have crossed a line. You have no energy left and anything you do requires a lot of effort. Effort which you are not able to give at the moment. It is true... Read more...

What can I change about my burnout?

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Burnout often develops from a combination between genetic and situational factors. When we consider genetic factors, we mean a genetic/hereditary vulnerability, which your parents have passed on to you. You then have a larger chance of developing issues such as burnout. With situational factors we mean major events, daily troubles,... but mainly how you deal with these situations. In this article we will describe the personal factors, from which burnout can develop. My behavior: influence on burnout? First... Read more...

The healthcare sector and burnout

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Do you work in the healthcare sector? Are you constantly busy with taking care of people? Then chances are that you have a larger chance of developing a burnout. People who work in the healthcare sector namely have a larger chance of developing a burnout than people who work elsewhere. How could this be? Burnout in the healthcare sector The healthcare sector is a hard sector. You work day in day out with people who need help. You constantly help others because of this. People who work in the healthcare... Read more...

Are there different types of people with burnout?

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Not all people have a burnout for the same reasons. There are different causes which can lead to a burnout. Even the combination of these factors can differ from person to person. There thus are different types of people with burnout. Research divides people with burnout up into 3 categories. This is done based on cause. One type is so perfectionist, that they overwork. The other cannot say no, so becomes burnt out. Because people with burnout have different causes, the focus is different for everyone... Read more...

Treatment of burnout symptoms: symptoms and treatment

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Burnout is in the news more and more often. Especially now that every employer is immediately required to work on burnout prevention. While burnout is becoming something which is discussed more openly, many people still do not really know what burnout entails exactly and how one can recognize it. If you can recognize burnout in both yourself and others, it might be so that you are able to prevent it from getting worse! That is why you should definitely read this article, which will let you know... Read more...

Causes of burnout? How does burnout develop?

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Do you sometimes have the feeling that you subconsciously did see a burnout coming, but that you never thought about these being the symptoms of a burnout? Okay, you noticed that you were often worrying and that you were preoccupied with stress which ruled your entire life, but was it really that bad? You probably, even now that you are stuck in a burnout, find it difficult to not do anything or to take it easy. However, this is very important when you have a burnout. It is part of your healing process.... Read more...

Causes of burnout? How does burnout develop?

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There are different possible causes of burnout. Why does burnout develop? And why does it affect you and not someone else? Others also have a lot of work, do they not? The reason that a burnout develops can differ from person to person. In general, however, there are somethings which do match in most stories. In this article we will talk about what the causes of burnout are. After that, we will give possible options to treat this burnout and let you know where to find a burnout test which can help... Read more...

Depression and burnout: is there a difference?

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Both in depression and in burnout you suffer from issues sleeping, memory troubles, negative thoughts,.... but what is the difference between the two? In the medical sector, this is not completely clear quite yet, and everyone explains the difference in a different way. In this article we try to clarify the difference and look for a red thread behind both issues. Depression? How it differs from burnout When we speak of depression, we mainly talk about a somber negative mood, which is characterized... Read more...

Burnout: tips for supervisor in burnout

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Burnout is becoming more and more common at work. 1 out of every 20 employees is at home with a burnout. You also hear more and more commonly that someone in your direct environment has a burnout or is about to develop one. Per decree, it has been compulsory since the 1st of September for supervisors to practice burnout prevention. There are different ways of doing so and different courses aimed at burnout prevention. How do you pick one, or where do you start to look? To help supervisors on their... Read more...