Burnout and stress

Stress and burnout can lead to an extended state of over-activation in the brain. Neurofeedback therapy can help individuals learn to relax and reduce their stress levels. If the training is effective, it can result in full recovery from stress and burnout. However, it’s important to note that there may still be a risk of relapse, but this risk can be mitigated through continued self-care and stress management techniques.

What is Burnout?

The term “burnout” was introduced in the 1970s by American psychotherapist Herbert Freudenberger and later popularized by Christina Maslach. Maslach’s definition of burnout, which has become widely accepted, consists of three interrelated components: exhaustion, cynicism (disengagement from work or colleagues), and decreased personal effectiveness (including reduced work-related self-confidence). However, in recent years, Maslach’s definition has come under scrutiny, with some scientists questioning the centrality of decreased self-confidence in the concept of burnout. Some researchers see burnout as a form of depression or simply extreme fatigue rather than a standalone syndrome. Nevertheless, despite ongoing debate, the phenomenon of burnout remains a relevant and important area of inquiry, and further research is needed to fully understand and address its causes and effects.

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Jeremy informed his teacher that all the teachers at his school have noticed a positive improvement in his performance and behavior. He is motivated, full of energy, and happily shares how much he enjoys school, both in class and at home.

Marije

The debilitating symptoms of my focus issues have significantly decreased. I highly recommend neurofeedback to anyone struggling with focus issues. I started my sessions in July and completed around 20 sessions until September, after which I gradually reduced them. The results have been truly transformative.

Peter

With neurofeedback, I now sleep deeply, and waking up is a breeze. After several sessions, I even stopped taking my medication. I’ve noticed a significant increase in my energy levels and my ability to tackle daily tasks with ease.

What is trained with neurofeedback for Burnout?

In cases of burnout, individuals may experience both under- and over-activation in the brain. With severe burnout, the brain's background rhythm, known as alpha activity, may slow down and become dominant, a pattern that is also seen in aging. Additionally, patterns of extreme over-activation may be present. Neurofeedback therapy can effectively train the brain to regulate both of these patterns, helping individuals overcome burnout and improve their overall well-being.

Are the results lasting?

Studies have shown that neurofeedback therapy can lead to permanent improvements in individuals with ADHD. This has been supported by clinical evidence, and it is believed that the same may apply to other conditions such as burnout and stress. Our clinical experience has shown that neurofeedback can effectively treat these conditions, leading to long-lasting improvements in well-being.

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