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Are you burning out?
Many people have no idea that they are burning out because running on reserves has become normal to them. They use stimulants like caffeine and sugar to pep them up throughout the day and alcohol at night to help them switch off and sleep. Constantly feeling tired is something they have accepted as part of living a busy life. Whenever they eventually take time out for a holiday they usually end up ill and ironically return to work feeling just as exhausted and depleted as they did before.
This chronic cycle often continues until eventually the adrenal glands reach a point of over fatigue and send symptoms signaling stress. Symptoms include headaches, salt cravings, disturbed sleep, slow cold and flu recovery, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), cold hands and feet, insomnia, exhaustion, low libido, irregular heartbeat, panic attacks, labyrinthitis, depression, anxiety, ovarian cysts, abnormally high/low blood pressure, feeling overwhelmed, low stamina, craving sweet foods, difficulty concentrating, loss/partial loss of sight, carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI (repetitive strain injury), back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies and respiratory problems.
It is not just physical symptoms that indicate things are out of balance, but emotional and psychological signs such as perfectionism, obsessive compulsive disorder and an addiction to always needing to be ‘doing something’. Those who burn out tend to feel compelled to fill up every space in the diary, find it difficult to take time out and relax, feel drained by conversations with certain family members/friends, and frequently take on more commitments than they able to deliver on.
Burn out most commonly affects high flyers addicted to working too much, but can equally affect those who love too much. We can burn out at work, in our families, in intimate relationships, in social or political groups and across any other areas where we actively expend energy in our lives. Many people burnout as a result of giving away too much of themselves across all areas in their lives – as the saying goes “how we do one thing is how we do everything”.
Those who burn out tend to excel in coping with challenges, but due to personal pride and a deep concern for others, will sacrifice their own health and wellbeing, often finding it hard to say “No” and accepting more pressure when they really need to press pause. The result of this, in addition to highly stressful workplace and social environments can lead to extreme dysregulation of adrenaline and cortisol in the bloodstream and diagnosis of autoimmune disorders and associated illnesses including MS, ME, chronic fatigue, lupus, post viral fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and even cancer.
Jayne is an expert in helping busy, successful people identify, understand and overcome the key factors causing burn out. She helps them regain their sense of power, passion and purpose so that they can transform their lives from surviving to thriving and make the shift from Burnout to Brilliance. Jayne’s podcasts, articles and online posts have helped thousands of people around the world. She loves delivering inspirational talks and transformational workshops. Her clients include CEO’s, celebrities, leaders and luminaries.
Jayne has trained with first class educational institutions in order to combine cutting edge coaching with art psychotherapy, martial arts, meditation and modern day spirituality. She partners with energy workers in addition to medical and nutritional specialists in order to deliver exclusive transformational VIP days and restorative retreats.
Jayne draws on over 20 years martial arts experience and 15 years combined experience in international business, teaching, radio and television presenting. As a qualified Personal and Business Coach, Jayne is a member of the highly reputed Coaching Circle, National Council of Psychotherapists and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. She holds a BSc in Economics and International Business, an Advanced Diploma in Art Psychotherapy, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching.
With a love for experiencing new places, Jayne has lived, worked and run training sessions in several countries including Japan, Germany, Spain and America. From tutoring groups of troubled teenagers to leading executive seminars for up to 150 professionals, Jayne has completed projects for various organisations including the BBC, Channel 4, Kent Business TV, CVA TV, Adidas, Thomas Cook, JET Programme and Teach First.
Jayne offers several services including luxury individually tailored packages, intensive workshops, courses and retreats held in beautiful locations in the UK and abroad. Bespoke workshops and inspiring talks to meet your individual needs or the needs of your organisation are also available.
Jayne is resident life coach expert for NHS Online Health Sector and has been featured by leading publications including The Telegraph, Daily Express, London Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Scottish Daily Express, Daily Star, Woman’s Fitness, Red, Best, Woman’s Weekly, Spirit & Destiny and Woman’s Own. She recently appeared on BBC Breakfast TV with Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin, sharing her expertise on the benefits of power naps.
Jayne is the Author of upcoming title ‘Burnout to Brilliance’ – due for release October 2013. She has had articles published by The Huffington Post, Inspired Times magazine and Hay House’s recent release ‘More to Life than Shoes’. The power of Jayne’s work was credited in Beverley Jones’ book ‘Made it Thru the Rain’ in her account of how Jayne helped her overcome depression and burnout by focusing daily on her future.
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