Burn-Out syndrome therapy is a 1-day training course for continuous professional development (cpd) of Professional Esogetic Colourpuncture students. The Level 1 of Professional Colourpuncture training course according to Peter Mandel is the minimum requirement for attendance. It will take place on the 28th of January 2012 in South Manchester.
What is Burn-Out syndrome?
Burn-Out syndrome is modern name for an old-fashioned ‘nervous break down’. It is characterized by tiredness, chronic fatigue or extreme exhaustion, a feeling of inner ’emptiness’, decreased performance and interest in life, the feeling of being ‘drained’, run down and stressed out.
Who tend to suffer from Burn-Out syndrome?
‘Helping professions’ have been recorded as main sufferers of ‘Burn Out’: doctors, nurses, care-takers, priests, phychologists, teachers. Today, they still constitute the major group but, increasingly, ALL professional groups are at risk.
How is Burn-Out syndrome diagnosed?
It’s often difficult to bring a multitude of seemingly unrelated symptons under one roof. People complain of chronic tiredness or lack of energy – or lack of interest in life – over many months or even years but orthodox medical tests find no reasons for that. The tests are also negative even when there are physical complaints already present, such as ‘stubbing’ pain in the heart, frequent headaches, dizziness, concentration and memory disturbances or even sexual problems. That inevitably leads to classifying of Burn-Out syndrome as a psychological form of a disease.
What is the Esogetic view on Burn-Out syndrome?
From a body-mind perspective, the human psyche – soul – is involved into and precedes any type of physically manifest disease. Everything needs to develop ‘from subtle to coarse’ and symbolically the Burn-Out syndrome development can be seen as a sort of ‘Fire – Burning out – Burned out’ sequence. Modern lifestyle programmes us for for high achievement – preferably as quickly as possible – while making no ‘corrections’ for difference between people in their inherited physical constitutions, personal history, individual life path or supporting resources.
Typically, but not exclusively, a common scenario for Burn-Out includes a history of a lifestyle of pressure, stress and not enough relaxation on the – largely unconscious – backround of early phychological issues. All this goes on for a long time while early warning signs are ignored. Initially healthy and adaptive stress is not being balanced by adequate and rhythmic relaxation leading to distress, loss of performance and ultimately, pathology.
Typical development of the Burn-Out syndrome
Burnout is a gradual process and develops over a long period of time – it does not happen overnight. The signs and symptoms of burn-out are subtle at first, but they progressively increase as time goes on.
Typical development of Burn-Out syndrome is well documented in medical literature and can be broadly divided into 3 main stages:
Stage 1: There is a strong motivation to achieve high – often professional – goals, and ‘be the best’. High expectations, activity and enthusiasm continuously satisfy the ego and lead to addiction for more. Mental stress of the day is not balanced by adequate relaxation and is taken into the night. Rhythmical sleep suffers and people feel tired and down in the morning. The candle truly gets burned from both ends. For some time – depending on inhereted constitution and support available – this goes on.
Stage 2: More energy is needed to perform but less energy is available; sleep rhythms are disrupted yet there is a bigger need for regeneration. Personal needs – including personal time, creativity and play – are neglected, and here performance starts to drop. Decision making abilities, memory and concentration suffer significantly; self respect reduces, and feelings of helplessness, despair, inner emptiness and apathy arrive to stay. Eventually it leads to aggression, impatience, irritation and extreme moodiness.
Stage 3: physical disturbances and symptoms appear: hormonal imbalance, immune weakness, headaches and more. The persons falls into the darkest and deepest depression, no love is felt any more. If a person functions at this point they function purely on their willpower burning their very substance.
The stages of Burn-Out could be classified further and sometimes overlap. Yet, without clinical findings the label would still be ‘psychological problems’ or ‘phychosomatic disturbance’.
Symptoms of Burn-Out syndrome vs the cause
It is interesting, that while the numerous symptoms and main stages of the Burn-Out syndrome development are mostly similar, the cause is always individual, with the change in ‘unconscios phyche’.
Why is development of the Burn-Out syndrome possible?
According to Peter Mandel, our old conflicts and traumas, especally early life events, being largely pre-memory and so unconscious and unrecognized are not acknowledged. They stay in a background until time and the right conditions will allow them to break through. Peter Mandel’s diagnostic system, Energy Emission Analysis (EEA) gives clear indication on the timing of events at cause of Burn-Out.
The actual events can include strong parental and/or social conditioning, feelings of lack of love, abandonment, conflicts, psychological traumas, physical traumas, operations, accidents, abuse, strong punishment. Often people feel that they have always been suppressed in their development through various life circumstamces, especailly in childhood.
The resulting feelings of helplessness and inferiority hinder the natural transition into an adult life. The end result typically varies from drug consumption, aggression, to a sense of being driven to ‘show them all’, on a conscious or unconscious level. The latter can become a start of a potential Burn-Out syndrome later in life. Upon entering adulthood there is often no connection with an inner self or there is a denial of personal needs, either due to conditioning and real life circumstances or by choice.
Focuses of Colourpuncture light therapy of Burn-Out
1. Restoring connections between the conscious and unconsious part of ourselves, our yang and yin, our active and receptive sides, re-connecting with our needs as opposite to conditionally or self-imposed shoulds. Activity and relaxation as well as emotional intelligence and self-awareness will be mastered with Colourpuncture light therapy, Dream therapy, Esogetic Induction therapy and Crystal therapy. Esogetic Conflict resolution therapy of Colourpuncture will clarify our inner needs and also bring awareness of conflicts between those needs. Colour, light and crystals will gently uncover unconscious beliefs and patterns of our behavior and we can become ‘whole’ again. Taking stock and re-ajusting your life path ‘trajectory’ is vital on this stage. It’s not a resignation time, its a reality-check time.
2. Re-building of our resources. Sleep rhythms will be restored with Colourpuncture light therapy, Dream therapy, Induction therapy and Crystal therapy, over time. Dreams will provide us with insights for further steps for therapy and in life.
Colourpuncture light therapies of Conflict resolution, limbic therapies, relevant endocrine, lymphatic, relaxation treatements, treatments for non-verbal resolution of deep phychological problems, support of dexoxification powers of the body will be used as needed both to organize the memory of our whole life experience which led us to the Burn-Out syndrome and to address current daily tension.
3. New life, new habits will be built, new priorities will emerge, next steps determined and some maintenance level therapy of Colourpuncture, Crystal, Dream or Induction will be needed.
The role of the therapist in the treatment of Burn-Out syndrome
The role of the therapist here is very important as a comprehensive therapy will be required to facilitate a person’s path back into full life and energy. Burn-Out syndrome should be treated by a highly competent therapist. A therapist should be able to assist on physical, phychological and spiritual levels. The therapist will also need to create an individual personality profile of the patient.
The role of the patient
The patient – with a therapist’s guidance and support – will need to reflect on how they created the conditions for Burn-Out syndrome in their life. Patient should be ready to take responsibility for the new life, especially new life-work style. Receiving Colourpuncture light therapy and other esogetic treatments will create an impulse towards health and self-regulation. With the further guidance of therapist they will need to learn to read their body signals, become attentive and aware of hidden blockages and then the conflicts will organise and resolve thenselves.
Self-care is crucial for Burn-Out syndrome therapy. It will involve relevant esogetic therapies such as Colourpuncture light therapy, Dream therapy, Induction therapy, Crystal therapy as well as other holistic therapies of natural health such as nutrition, relaxation, etc. Burn-Out syndrome sufferers should be prepared for healing over several years as the Burn-Out took many years to develop. Patience, persistance and focus on the goal are paramount for therapy success.
The Colourpuncture light therapy of Burn-Out syndrome treatments will also be good for: therapy resistance, belly-brain connections, ADHD, difficuty processing events and emotions as well as developing inner and outer flexibility.
Join us now for the advanced Colourpuncture light therapy of Burn-Out syndrome training and take a big step on your path to health, happiness, full life, abundant vitality and creative energy!