Course Description
Burnout is a state of emotional and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It can occur when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place. Burnout reduces your productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly hopeless, powerless, cynical, and resentful. The unhappiness burnout causes can eventually threaten your job, your relationships, and your health.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of burnout, causes of burnout, and how to respond to burnout. We will examine the differences between stress and burnout. Finally, the student will be provided with techniques to reduce the potential for workplace burnout.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of burnout.
  • Recognize the difference between burnout and stress.
  • Identify the causes of burnout and who may be at risk.
  • Analyze the causes of job burnout and ways to mitigate it.