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Haptotherapy and burnout

25 October 2017 | Reflective practice 2017 |

Rijsselberg I. M. T. van
Keywords| affective| burnout| company doctor| Haptotherapy| IJHH| meaning in live| personal growth| recovering


Not only in het Netherlands, but even worldwide a significant number of people have been absent from work because they were affected by the symptoms of burnout. For example Shanafelt shows us that the amount of U.S. physicians with burnout is increasing. Symptoms often associated with burnout are emotional exhaustion, lack of motivation at work and feeling incompetent. Work and everyday life become unbalanced. These symptoms and this state of mind have a negative effect on workers, their families, and the people they work with.

How can haptotherapy contribute to the recovery process of a person suffering from a burnout? In this article a case study is used to describe how haptotherapy can lead to new insights and personal growth, which will eventually lead to less complaints, more vitality and a more satisfying work-life balance for the client.

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Volume 5

No. 2
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    October 25, 2017
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How to cite (apa)
van Rijsselberg, I. (2017). Haptotherapy and burnout. In International Journal of Haptonomy and Haptotherapy (Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 1-11).
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