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The Psychology of Heaven

 Discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

Hebrews 4:12

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Burnout
In the relentless pursuit of success and fulfillment, many people unintentionally end up on the dangerous road of burnout.

As a counsellor dedicated to mental health, it's imperative to understand that burnout doesn't just manifest in emotional exhaustion or mental fatigue; it also takes a significant toll on physical well-being. Let's delve into the often-overlooked physical symptoms of burnout and explore three simple yet effective solutions to combat its adverse effects.


Physical Symptoms of Burnout:


1. Persistent Fatigue:

Burnout can manifest as persistent fatigue that transcends the boundaries of regular tiredness. Individuals experiencing burnout often find themselves waking up exhausted despite sufficient sleep, and even routine tasks become arduous.


2. Changes in Sleep Patterns:

Disrupted sleep patterns are common among those grappling with burnout. Insomnia, frequent waking during the night, or excessive sleeping can all indicate an imbalance caused by chronic stress.


3. Body Aches and Pains:

Unexplained headaches, muscle tension, and bodily aches are physical manifestations of the stress response. The body, overwhelmed by prolonged stress, reacts with muscle tightness and discomfort.


4. Weakened Immune System:

Chronic stress associated with burnout can compromise the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to frequent illnesses such as colds, flu, and infections.


5. Digestive Issues: The gut-brain connection becomes evident in cases of burnout, with symptoms such as stomach pains, nausea, indigestion, or changes in appetite arising due to prolonged stress.


Imagine you're walking through a forest, enjoying the scenery, when suddenly you find yourself on a path you didn't mean to take. This path isn't like the others; it's rough, overgrown, and leads to exhaustion.

That's what burnout can feel like - you didn't plan to end up there, but somehow, you did. Now, as we explore simple solutions for recovery, think of these as the tools to help you find your way back to the smoother, more enjoyable trails of life.


1. Prioritize Self-Care:

Encourage individuals experiencing burnout to prioritize self-care activities that nurture their physical and mental well-being. This could include activities such as meditation, exercise, adequate sleep, and leisure time devoted to hobbies or relaxation.


2. Set Boundaries:

Assist clients in establishing clear boundaries to prevent work or personal obligations from encroaching on their well-being. Learning to say no when necessary and delegating tasks can alleviate the burden of overwhelm.


3. Seek Support and Connection:

Encourage individuals to reach out for support from friends, family, or professional counselors. Sharing their experiences and feelings with trusted individuals can provide emotional relief and perspective, easing the burden of burnout.


In the pursuit of a balanced well-being, it's crucial to recognize and address the physical symptoms of burnout alongside its emotional and psychological counterparts.

By understanding the signs of burnout and implementing simple yet effective solutions, individuals can reclaim control over their physical health and embark on a journey towards restoration and resilience. As a counsellor, I play a pivotal role in guiding individuals towards self-awareness, self-care, and ultimately, a life of balance and fulfillment.


If you are interested in more of what I do. There are 4 ways I can help you on your self-discovery journey:


  • As a counsellor with 20 years experience including my own healing journey I give clarity and focus that brings my clients hope, peace, harmony, fulfilment and emotional intelligence for better decision making, resilience and influence. Read testimonials and book a session HERE.


  • I teach the life changing Journey to Wholeness Course. With teachings drawn from Optimised Life & the New Psychology  taking you week by week on a self-awareness healing journey from the inside out. Find out more HERE.


  • I offer Inner Healing Holy Spirit Discovery sessions to uncover deep insights about yourself, building genuine connections that will quickly remove inner confusion and chaos. Bringing back harmony, peace and hope. Find out more HERE.


  • I share my own recovery story from addiction, depression and emotional distress and confusion, so that others going through the same know they are not alone. My core goal is to go to war with shame, expose the enemy's plan and bring hope and light to the darkness. Read HERE.


Not sure where to start? Get in touch with your questions and you can have a FREE 20 min chat to work it all out. CONTACT ME via my website or email me kim@aliveingodswill.com.


I did a Holy Spirit Exploration session with Kim, as well as some EMDR sessions. The Holy Spirt session was so powerful. I have seen massive changes in my life. In this session, things that normally caused me distress for many years were handed over to God to transform. God has transformed them. Kim is an authority on God's word and her sessions are delivered in His mighty name.

Jennifer Cromer 


Read more testimonials HERE.



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