Text Box: Prevent Burn Out
Text Box: Are you feeling increasingly irritable or cynical?
Are you thinking, “I don’t know who I am anymore”?
Has it become difficult to contain your emotions?
If you answered yes to these questions it is time to get some help.  Something will eventually break- your job, your home life, your health, or your emotional stability.  It is time to reevaluate how you work.  Is your work compatible?  Are you finding a balance between work, rest and play?
The support of family, clergy or therapy is essential.  Check to see if your company has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  The EAP is a short term benefit provided by some companies to address issues such as stress and burn out.
 The sense of being trapped gives the false belief that there are no answers.  Therapy can provide the support you need to find these answers  and lead you to fulfillment in your life.
Text Box: Physical and mental exhaustion resulting from striving towards unrealistic goals.  That is burn out in a nut shell.  It can happen in jobs, relationships, or any activity pursued seriously.  Burn out is more than stress.  It leaves its victims feeling trapped and powerless to change.
It starts with the belief that the job or relationship or activity will meet all the individual’s needs.  Once it becomes obvious to the individual their needs are not being met, they become disillusioned.  The next step is called a brown out, where the individual begins to give up and loose motivation.  Finally, despair comes.  The individual feels trapped and hopeless. 

Take the Quiz
Are you feeling tired all of the time?
Do you get angry when someone makes a reasonable demand?
Do you feel wrong by making demands of others?
Text Box: 4023 N. Armenia Ave
Suite 102
Tampa, Fl 33607
Phone: 813-871-2232
Fax: 813-301-8313
Text Box: Counseling Services

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Pre-marital Counseling—Enrich/Prepare
Child Therapy/ Play Therapy
Therapeutic Groups
 Home Study/Family Assessment
        Adoption/ Custody Evaluations

Substance Abuse Services

Family treatment
Recovery planning/ Relapse prevention  
 Professional Services

Professional Training
	In our office or yours
	CEU’s available
Professional Supervision
	Individual, Group
Multi– Disciplinary Consultation

1-800 Therapist
Provides resources and referrals to those calling from the 813 area code

Text Box: Suggested Readings

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow; Discovering Your Right Livelihood 
by  M. Sinetar; (NY: Dell Publishing, 1987)

Who Moved My Cheese? : An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life   by Spencer Johnson, et al 

Whistle While You Work: Heeding Your Life's Calling 
by Richard J. Leider, David A. Shapiro
Text Box: This newsletter is intended for general information only.  It recognizes that individual issues can differ from broad guidelines.  Personal issues should be addressed within a therapeutic context.

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