Le docteur Viktor Frankl est un neurologue, psychiatre, professeur de psychologie et survivant de l’Holocauste de renommée mondiale. Ayant perdu toute sa famille dans un camp de concentration, y compris sa femme enceinte, Frankl était très intéressé par la façon dont les individus affrontaient l’adversité. Il a découvert que ceux qui sont capables de trouver
By Paula Lorimer, Psychologist/ EPC Clinical Director I recall my spring to-do list well: convert a barrel into a rain barrel, stain the fence, put up gutters along the garage wall, and plant the garden. I looked forward to the completion of these tasks and opening my garden as I would then get to enjoy
We often use the term ‘burnout,’ and its variations, in a very casual manner. After a long and stressful day at work, a hectic few months of event planning, or a tiresome weekend spent visiting family, for example, we may admit to feeling ‘spent’ or ‘burned out.’ This however, does not capture the true essence of burnout. While many still consider it an ambiguous or abstract concept, much like anxiety and depression, burnout is actually a recognized condition which is characterized by a combination of specific symptoms. In this post, we hope to demystify some of the uncertainty surrounding burnout and provide a clear explanation of this very real phenomenon.