A burn-out can be described as the feeling of being burned out and running out of energy for all your tasks at work. The combination of a tense work situation, privacy and personal development make that your body is sometimes literally ’empty’. The urge to perform, no help from colleagues or too little progress does of course not do your situation any good!

A burn-out can cause typical symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, physical pain, digestive problems, poor appetite, lower resistance, concentration and memory problems, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety and social isolation.

Treatment in a nutshell

Restoring the balance between the physical and emotional state and the situation in question is central to combating burn-out. Anything you can do to help? Adaptogenic herbs! These have a positive effect on the early stage of the stress response, they lower the stress system limiting over-stimulation by stressors and they support our immune system. A supplement (with adaptogens as an important ingredient) that responds to stress, fatigue and exhaustion can therefore support the recovery of a burnout.  

Detox after/during a burn-out

Detoxing during or after a burn-out has nothing but benefits for your physical and mental well-being. In order to fully relax, your body must be able to make an effort. In addition, a brisk morning walk, a yoga class or aqua jogging will ensure that more dopamine is produced. The production of this hormone will make you feel relaxed faster and longer and you fall a little bit easier to sleep. Also healthy food should not be underestimated during your recovery process. Provide your body with sufficient vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is a good step in the right direction to really be able to de-stress. Your energy level is boosted by a combination of fresh vegetables, fruit and a vegan diet at Vila Mimosa. What else? Emotional letting go through massage or customized therapy can help you to get rid of your to get rid of burnout. Some useful tips:

  • During the detox, all (sports) activities are optional. Times/after a burn-out it is sometimes wiser to participate only a part, otherwise it might get too crowded.
  • Make sure you are completely offline during your stay. Turn off your mobile phone to avoid unnecessary stimuli.
  • It is certainly not a must to do everything together with the group! For example, you can eat something earlier or later to recover from your day.
  • Good preparation is important when you really want to relax. Make checklists in advance to make sure you don’t forget anything.
  • Take some time during the cure to teach yourself some relaxation techniques. Be sure to join the daily yoga/relaxercise or use an app to learn how to meditate.
  • Accelerate your recovery from burn-out with a session of hypnosis or acupuncture.
  • Try to think about it during your retreat. How did it get this far? What changes are needed to prevent it? What are the signals your body gives?    
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