Overcome Burnout
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Overcome Burnout

How to identify, prevent, and resolve burnout.
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
240 students enrolled
Created by Dr Sharon Xuereb
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Identify warning signs of burnout.
  • Take practical steps to prevent burnout.
  • Effectively address burnout they are already experiencing.
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  • Students need to be aware that burnout at work does happen, and that it is important to prevent or address it.

Burnout is a reality for many people whose work involves serving others, whether these are students, clients, customers, or patients. The main challenge with burnout is that it is difficult to identify early on. By the time people realise they are burnt out they are often experiencing challenging symptoms, such as lack of energy, demotivation, or lack of empathy towards others. It is therefore very important to identify burnout early on, so that it can be effectively resolved.

This course has two main parts: In the first section we focus on the signs of burnout and whom it affects. Thus students become confident in spotting burnout in themselves and others. The second section presents several strategies that will help students resolve burnout. Throughout this course students are supported to complete an action plan, so as to ensure long-term benefits from this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who work serving others, whether customers, clients, students, or patients.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Setting the scene
2 Lectures 04:49

Find out why I wanted to do this course, and what it is about.

Preview 02:29

A video helping you to reflect on what your job means for you.

Preview 02:20
Foundations of burnout
5 Lectures 20:38

Defining what burnout is, so that we know what we are dealing with.

Preview 05:42

Burnout and stress are often confused. Here we understand how they are different.

How is burnout different from stress?

Exploring which people, working in which situations, are most at risk of getting burnt out.

Who gets burnt out and why?

Presenting a model to help us understand the emotional process that may lead to burnout.

The caring cycle

Understanding the wider impact of burnout, and therefore why it is so important to prevent it happening.

Why prevent burnout?
How to address burnout
14 Lectures 56:24
Developing your action plan

Exploring practical ways to help develop resilience.

Developing resilience

Your thinking style has a significant impact on your experience. Here we discover how you can change your thinking style to a more helpful one.

Changing your thinking style

Understanding how to develop a positive outlook towards your job, while being realistic about its challenges.

Developing a positive outlook

Examining the main coping strategies people use, and how to implement them.

Using effective coping strategies

Examining why professional boundaries are so crucial to preventing burnout, and exploring whether your boundaries are too porous.

Setting professional boudaries

Looking at why it is important to seek support, and how to conduct such conversations.

Seeking support

Seeking knowledge and feedback

Here we explore a number of practical tips, which are not work-related, but which can drastically improve your well-being and prevent burnout.

Practical tips for outside work

Understanding how a sense of purpose or meaning in your life can counter burnout.

A sense of purpose

Exploring important ways in which managers and experienced workers can help colleagues deal with burnout or avoid it altogether.

Tips for managers and experienced workers

Focussing on some points of reflection to help you grow stronger mentally and overcome burnout.

Stop and think!

An opportunity to medicate, or reflect, about what your job means for you; and to remember what it gives you.


About the Instructor
Dr Sharon Xuereb
4.2 Average rating
21 Reviews
1,342 Students
3 Courses
Employee engagement specialist

I believe that, when managed effectively, people can be leaders' biggest resource. I am passionate about getting the best out of staff. Which is why I specialise in increasing employee engagement. I do this by coaching managers on how to engage their teams so they are motivated, efficient, and open to change. I also run several training workshops to equip managers, such as Coaching skills for managers and Managing staff with challenging behaviour.

I am a psychologist with experience in a range of challenging environments, as an employee and as a manager. Besides coaching and training, I have led on consultations, developed policies, and conducted research about motivation and work-related stress and burnout. I have also worked, and continue to do so, with fiver different UK and US universities.