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In 2019, the World Health Organization made a major announcement that affirmed what many of us who have experienced or worked with individuals experiencing burnout already knew: burnout is a serious, legitimate health issue.

WHO now describes burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”

The World Health Organization’s official shift in how they define burnout made it possible for burnout to enter the international diagnostic manual, and clear the way for more research and treatment options for people who are experiencing burnout.

Below, you will find a number of resources that I have created surrounding the topic of burnout, preventing burnout, and recovery from burnout.

 

Understanding your Play Style – An Illustrated Guide to Play Types

Good play helps us rest in more satisfying ways, bond more deeply with friends and partners, work more productively, and grow resilience to burnout. So why are so many of us so bad at it? In this article, I share a visual summary of how adults channel play, according to Steward Brown, MD in his book PLAY.

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