9 COLLATERAL WORRIES

Collateral worries:

  • will I hold my job or will they try to fire me, now it is obvious I have at least 1 vulnerable side, namely becoming burnout?
  • spouse not reacting well
  • children towards which an attitude may be chosen
  • immediate income cut once ill
  • no money to pay burnout recovery
  • other colleagues taking your place

So when you 'fall burnout', you immediately have a series of 'collateral worries' as well, which engraves the initial burnout.

The best, for a burnout person, would be to sense that the environment is very
- safe
- rewarding
- emotionally supportive.

Freudenberger also wrote similare things in his 1974 article.

Unfortunately, society, and often family, circles of friends have become very HARSH the last decades.

Having burnout, one gets collateral troubles as well, AND HAS TO DEFEND oneself against the environment - sometimes.

This is a very heavy load. A good burnout therapist is crucial here. Not just a 'general' psychologist or therapist, no, someone specialized in burnout.

FINDING a good therapist - for your burnout - can also be difficult. We elaborate on 'finding a therapist' in chapter 11.