Stress is a normal part of life;
Burnout and exhaustion is not !
Although the term itself is rather negatively connoted, stress is not
necessarily always negative - positive stress, so-called eustress,
can be a positive force in life, promote motivation and increase
attention, concentration and performance in a healthy way.
In our fast-moving time and society, however, it has now become
normal for us to experience too much stress, often to be
permanently exposed to it, and not to reduce the stress at regular
intervals and with suitable “pressure - limiting - valves”.
Growing demands, such as in terms of training and work, double
and triple burdens, conflicts, chronic lack of time, the urge, always
to perform all tasks in private life and work as quickly and
perfectly as possible and to be constantly available, inner and
outer pressure to perform, harmful beliefs and other factors
(internal and external stressors) cause to many people permanent
stress, which can overly impact mental and physical health over
Too much stress and too few recovery periods make you sick
and have negative effects in different ways.
Possible symptoms that can occur as a result of persistent stress
include, for example:
Internal restlessness, the feeling of exhaustion and overstraining,
bad mood, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, difficulty
concentrating, inability to switch off, restlessness, nervousness,
chronic fatigue, insomnia, headache, dizziness, tension, back pain,
disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, heart and circulatory
problems, loss of joy, loss of ability and wish to communicate,
loss of libido and many more.
In addition, chronic stress increases the risk of various diseases
How lasting stress affects the mental and physical health varies
greatly from person to person. If the stress remains unprocessed,
no stress reduction is performed, and the stress-inducing situation
and attitudes towards the stress-inducing situation are not changed,
it can come to a burnout - a state of physical, mental and
spiritual exhaustion, which leads to difficulties and final
inability in coping with life.
Burnout does not develop overnight, but rather gradually and in
several phases, characterised by various symptoms. Many people,
after years of overwork and overwork, reach the point where the
battery is simply empty and they feel exhausted and
The duration of the phases, how exactly they express themselves
and the symptoms that occur, can vary considerably from person to
The treatment of symptoms that arise as a result of chronic stress,
burnout or other stress-related diseases is always created
individually - an overall solution that helps every person equally
well to recover, reduce stress and to process it, does not exist.
Everybody is different, everyone has different stressors and
stress-processing mechanisms, so the therapy has to be
individually adapted in every respect.
As part of the therapy, it is u. a. to uncover internal and external
stressors and possible wrong or harmful belief systems, to find
stress reduction measures and the path to a balance between
stress and relaxation, to discover stressful situations and attitudes
towards them and revive inner resources and to improve mental
and physical wellbeing.
The therapy can be composed of very different building blocks and
will be worked out together as soon as we have exactly grasped the
Possible starting points and therapy modules are talk therapy and
counselling, psychotherapeutic procedures, dream - ,breathing
- and body - work, improvement of own stress processing
strategies, learning of better time and stressor management,
relaxation exercises, physical exercise, nutritional adjustment and
other measures that help to adapt your life - styl, herbal active
ingredients, drug therapy u. a.
As an occupational physician, I can specifically support patients
who have suffered from stress-related conditions and illnesses in
creating a new work situation or in adapting the existing work
situation and returning to work.
Tele - therapy, Online Therapy, Online Care
Initial discussions and ongoing therapies can also be made online
via Skype, WhatsApp and other online channels. In this way, it is
possible for me to also personally care for patients who live outside
the region or abroad, who travel regularly or for other reasons can
not come personally to the office.