Career Stress and Burnout

Donna Dennison

July 6, 2021

I recently came across this article in – Experiencing Burnout? Here’s How to Fix it

It got me wondering how many people give up on their current jobs/careers because they haven’t found ways to counteract or manage their work-related stresses. Yes, sometimes burnout is an ‘in your face’ reason to consider whether you are in the career that’s right for you. In some cases, however, finding a work-around might be the answer.

As a certified career coach and accredited EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner, I’ve worked with individuals operating at the effect of major work related stress. While this article rightly suggests that tapping is a way to reduce burnout, it also suggests one focus on the positives in their tapping. I would suggest those who focus only on the positive never actually get to the root of their stresses. The adage “what we resist persists” is the very reason those of us trained in clinical EFT begin by working on the negative emotion, identifying its intensity, and where it might be showing up physically in the body. 

This method often takes us out of today’s stresses and uncovers previous stresses that contributed to today’s response. The process of EFT helps eliminate many of those tentacles thus clearing a path that allows us to focus on the positives in the current work environment. 

So while many individuals reach out to a career coach to help them find a new career path or job, sometimes the career coach helps the client find a way to continue forward on their current career path.

I’d love to hear from you and the types of stresses you face in your career.