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Secom organizes an educational conference on burnout, syndrome of professional exhaustion

Secom organizes an educational conference on burnout, syndrome of professional exhaustion

According to a recent study, 8% of Romanians are affected by burnout *

Secom®, a leader in integrating medicine, is organizing a new educational conference in Bucharest on 9 May 2019 to draw attention to a worrying phenomenon: burnout or occupational exhaustion syndrome that affects more and more people, with consequences major physical and emotional health.

Increasingly common in the world, burnout has come to be seen as the modern man's professional disease. According to a study by Gallup in 2018, 67% of US employees suffer from this syndrome, and at a European level, a complex analysis conducted last year at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, places Turkey (25%), Slovenia (20,6%) and Serbia (19,4%) among the countries with the highest levels of burnout. According to the same European study *, 8,1% of Romanian respondents said they felt "burned out" and, according to specialists, their number increases each year.

The stressful, excessively demanding and competitive working environment, the pressure of managers and deadlines, the lack of psychological security, correlated with permanent connection to work and a huge amount of information due to new communication technologies are just a few of the triggering factors burnout. People affected by burnout have physical and emotional exhaustion, have difficulty concentrating and can no longer perform their work tasks, become increasingly frustrated and start to develop a cynical attitude towards others, socially distancing themselves. Those who suffer from burnout are prone to a variety of physical illnesses and psychological disorders, from chronic fatigue to depression, digestive disorders or cardiovascular disease.

"At present, exhaustion at work tends to become a virtue, and those progressively exposed to this phenomenon are encouraged by different forms of stimulation to continue in this way, or even more seriously, are catalysed to intensify their activities. Beyond the social aspects, burnout syndrome produces a number of objective changes in the nervous system, mediated by alterations in the cerebral neurotransmitter system. From an initial psycho-emotional phenomenon, it comes to a medical phenomenon with serious health implications, "says Radu Tincu, primary physician Intensive Care.

The open session on burnout initiated by Secom® aims to discuss, together with health and mindfulness experts, representatives of the sport and business environment, the contexts that favor the onset of the syndrome, its consequences on health, but also to present personal experiences and to propose to the participants at the event, ways to prevent and concrete solutions for getting out of burnout.

"The society we live in has evolved and evolved galloping in the last decades, and people have to adapt from a lot of changes to change. This is done with some "costs". One of them is the burnout syndrome, the professional exhaustion syndrome. The most exposed professions in the field of burnout are those in the medical field (doctors, nurses) that involve the care of people (psychotherapists, psychologists, speech therapists) or those in the area of ​​customer relations and services, in industries with high dynamics, reaction briefs with many "deadlines". In general, where there is an imbalance between workload, professional satisfaction and personal benefits, changes in "well-being" may occur. There are some solutions that we can use to be better in our own life. How to live balanced is a learning ability, "said Madeleine Negoita, a psychologist and psychotherapist at Oana Nicolau Clinic, the country's largest emotional health clinic and speaker at Secom's open burnout session.

Radu Restivan, founder of the 321sport sports community and Andrei Dumitrascu, Secom® marketing and communication director, will share their experiences with burnout, draw attention to the harmful behaviors that can trigger and which should be avoided and will tell what helped them to overcome burnout.

The event will end in a positive note with the intervention of Stefan Teodorescu, a trained mindfulness trainer and founder of the Mindful Leadership Association, who will talk about burnout as a learning opportunity, presenting how this painful process can help better knowledge and can contribute to personal and professional development.

The event will end in a positive note with the intervention of Stefan Teodorescu, a trained mindfulness trainer and founder of the Mindful Leadership Association, who will talk about burnout as a learning opportunity, presenting how this painful process can help better knowledge and can contribute to personal and professional development.

The Open Session on burnout organized by Secom® takes place on Thursday, May 9, 2019, starting at 18:30, at Grand Cinema & More in Baneasa Shopping City, room 10. Access to the event is free of charge, subject to availability. For details on signing up, visit the Facebook Secom page https://www.facebook.com/events/577773559398536/permalink/580584165784142/

The event is part of a series of Secom® educational conferences where the company aims to bring forward specialists in the medical field, various experts and people interested in a healthy lifestyle. The initiative aims at promoting a responsible attitude towards one's own body and cultivating preventative behavior.

 

* Study "Burnout in Europe, Relations with National Economy, Governance and Culture" by Prof. Wilmar Schaufeli, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, which integrated the data of a 2015 study on the working conditions in Europe attended by various typologies of employees from 35 European countries, the total survey sample being of 43,675 respondents. These burnout data were correlated with various economic, cultural indicators from other sources such as the World Bank, Eurostat and the United Nations. https://www.wilmarschaufeli.nl/publications/Schaufeli/500.pdf

** Study conducted by Gallup in 2018 on 7,500 full-time US employees. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/237059/employee-burnout-part-main-causes.aspx

 

 

 

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