Just read an article discussing this politically hot issue. If you're in the long term care industry in WA State, it's a must read. Here's the link:
Besides being an AFH trainer since 1996, I have my own AFH - and yes, after 5 years living in as owner/operator, burnout took me out in a big way. I became so ill that I doubted my ability to survive.I never expected that stress would get me down... after all, I am a nurse, a trainer, and I thought I was doing everything "right".
You know the statisticians tell us that @ 90% of illnesses are stress related, but they don't tell us what to do about it or how to prevent it. Many people feel that they are somehow "lacking in character" if they
A basic awareness of the different kinds of stress and the cellular physiology of how our bodies react to stress is the first critical step in combating it. Then, there is a five step process that I teach on how to stop stress in it's tracks, and regain good health. Even better news is that there are specific ways to prevent burnout from happening in the first place, and a special approach you can take to keep the energy in your home peaceful and nurturing - even in crisis.
Don't let burnout get you down. There's ways to heal, and even to prevent it. Contact me for more information.
Jo Lyn Cornelsen
Registered Nurse, Author, Home Business Advocate, AFH Expert, Care Provider, Educator, Speaker... and Online Marketer