Stress is an everyday part of our lives and can be useful. The sympathetic drive we experience with stress can help us focus, enhance concentration and respond to emergencies quickly.
Imagine your child is running towards a cliff edge – that flight-or-fight response would help you run and save them. However, imagine if you felt that stress response every day, twice a day for 2 weeks, for example. This chronic stress is what can lead us to burnout.
Having multiple or persistent stressors, at home or at work, eventually takes its toll on us.
Resilience training can help us identify these stressors and explore ways of removing or cropping them. It can also teach us techniques for minimising the intensity and duration of our reactions to these stressors and help prevent burnout in the first place.