Corporate Burnout and PTSD
When we are subjected to a traumatic event that is beyond our emotional ability to handle, we can develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Approximately 5% of men and 10% of women suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives. PTSD is a form of anxiety disorder and affects upwards of 8 million adults every year. We usually associate PTSD with something people get after experiencing war, a sudden death of a loved one, or being attacked.
However, PTSD can develop from being exposed to the constant criticism of a poor supervisor, unrelenting work demands, unsupportive coworkers, constantly listening to harsh and negative discussions, and continual threat of job loss. PTSD is a common side effect of Corporate Burnout and post-corporate employees often don’t know they may have a mild to moderate level of PTSD. This can lead to illness and actually changes the hardwiring of your brain.
There are many symptoms of PTSD, including feeling detached from others, moodiness and irritability, difficulty with relationships, reduced interests in life, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety/depression disorders. Thrive After Corporate understand the symptoms of PTSD and understand that treatment is necessary to move through the trauma and regain a more peaceful life. We work with practitioners that specialize in EMDR therapy, brain spotting, biofeedback training and ever Virtual Reality technology.
What we change inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutard
Corporate Burnout and Sleep Dysfunction
Getting a good night’s sleep has become an almost unattainable goal in America, and the average time a person sleeps each night has dropped from the recommended 8 hours to an average of 6.8 hours. Almost 50-70 million people in America have a chronic sleep disorder and 62% of Americans experience a sleep problem a few nights a week. We think that once we leave the responsibilities or our jobs and the stress that goes with it, we will final get those coveted 8 hours a night of peaceful slumber. Unfortunately, sleep issues such as an inability to fall asleep, waking up several times a night, and never falling into a restful sleep tend to persist long after we have left our corporate desk.
Not only does sleep dysfunction leave us groggy in the morning, it puts us at risk for a whole host of health consequences that range from worrisome to lethal. When we experience sleep insufficiency we are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity.
Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. ~ Thomas Dekker
The National Sleep Foundation publishes a Sleep Health Index each year and one of their latest reports shows that only 30% of us believe they we getting really good, sleep quality. The 70% of people that reported less that quality sleep also reported poor or only fair health. Thrive After Corporate believes that a fundamental tenet of good health is quality sleep. We offer programs in Heart Math training and meditation and mindfulness, sleep apps to monitor your sleep, and supplement recommendations all carefully selected to help your get a full, restorative night’s sleep.
Yours In Vibrant Wellbeing,