Burnout prevention and stress management Burnout prevention and stress management

Prevent burnout and manage stress

with Holistic Ayurveda

Burnout is becoming an ever-increasing problem. More and more people ignore their bodies’ warning signs and keep overworking themselves until they reach total exhaustion. Continuing mental and emotional imbalance can also lead to fatigue, so holistic burnout prevention needs to be approached from several angles, including: boosting emotional resilience, acquiring stress management techniques, strengthening the immune system, relaxing to restore mental and emotional balance, and making the right nutritional choices.

Learn to manage stress and let go of negative thoughts

Over time, a stressful period in life can turn into a stressful way of life. Depending on how we react to stress, the healthy alternation between tension and relaxation can progressively reduce until we are almost constantly in a state of high alert. This is when we find ourselves uttering statements like ‘I can’t go on’, ‘I’m burned out’, ‘my batteries are flat’. Constant availability, huge to-do lists and making excessive demands of ourselves feed these negative thoughts. Only sustainable strategies and a holistic concept can lead us out of this downward spiral.

Burnout prevention and stress management - What is burnout?

What is burnout?

Burnout occurs after a sustained period of perpetual stress – especially at work. The results are reduced competence, energy depletion, unbearable exhaustion and zero motivation at work. How quickly burnout syndrome develops depends on learned behaviours and internalised beliefs that were often established in childhood.

Typical characteristics of those at risk of burnout

Burnout develops slowly, over months or even years. Most burnout candidates start out as idealists, with a high level of motivation, above-average commitment and a willingness to work beyond the usual job requirements. Over time, problems are pushed aside, physical complaints ignored, and personal needs neglected. We distinguish between internal triggers – a situation is subjectively perceived as stressful – and external triggers such as overwork; time pressure; lack of inclusion; unfair treatment; bullying, absence of feedback, recognition, or sense of community (colleagues, friends, family); low or inadequate remuneration. Without appropriate preventive measures, the negative spiral towards burnout continues downwards.

  • Perfectionism.

  • Reluctance to delegate.

  • A need for recognition.

Burnout prevention – be aware!

Exhaustion manifests itself on different levels.

Emotions are dulled, everything becomes flat, meaningless and empty and the person feels detached, indifferent and frustrated. This can lead to depression.

Self-doubt sets in, accompanied by a decrease in motivation and creativity, and the loss of idealism. The individual’s attitude towards work and life turns negative as they feel increasingly powerless and hopeless.

Burnout causes withdrawal from family and friends, which often leads to relationship problems. The individual feels lonely and abandoned.

Muscle tension, chronic fatigue, lack of energy, heart problems, digestive complaints, high blood pressure, constant restlessness and nervousness, and problems sleeping all result in a weakened immune system.

The Ayurvedic Burnout Prevention programme is recommended for anyone who suffers from the following:

Constant work pressures.

Skewed work-life balance.

Stressful private lives.

An inability to cope with everyday life.

Anxiety.

A nagging feeling that their work is considered unsatisfactory.

Memory and concentration problems.

Disturbed sleeping and eating patterns.

Burnout prevention with Holistic Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that helps to bring body, mind and soul into balance. It brings profound regeneration, inner balance, and increased energy levels. Ayurveda is primarily concerned with preventing disease. The traditional Indian teachings were adapted for Holistic Ayurveda by Indian experts, as well as doctors, therapists and scientists, to ensure their suitability for a European way of life.

Objectives of the Burnout Prevention programme:
  • Promote inner stability.

  • Regain vitality.
  • Recover zest for life.

  • Shape new life goals.

  • Build psychological resilience.

  • Release mental and physical blockages.

  • Increase productivity and creativity.

  • Develop new coping strategies.

  • Foster self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Recognise and express own needs.

  • Boost the immune system.

Burnout prevention with Holistic Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that helps to bring body, mind and soul into balance. It brings profound regeneration, inner balance, and increased energy levels. Ayurveda is primarily concerned with preventing disease. The traditional Indian teachings were adapted for Holistic Ayurveda by Indian experts, as well as doctors, therapists and scientists, to ensure their suitability for a European way of life.

Objectives of the Burnout Prevention programme:
  • Promote inner stability.

  • Regain vitality.
  • Recover zest for life.

  • Shape new life goals.

  • Build psychological resilience.

  • Release mental and physical blockages.

  • Increase productivity and creativity.

  • Develop new coping strategies.

  • Foster self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Recognise and express own needs.

  • Boost the immune system.

European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Hotel in Bad Waltersdorf Steiermark Österreich

‘Burnout sneaks up on you, and most people overlook or ignore the signs – sometimes for months or even years. Ayurveda offers a comprehensive portfolio of holistic strategies for burnout prevention – by strengthening physical, mental and spiritual resources.’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

European Ayurveda Resort Mandira Hotel in Bad Waltersdorf Steiermark Österreich

‘Burnout sneaks up on you, and most people overlook or ignore the signs – sometimes for months or even years. Ayurveda offers a comprehensive portfolio of holistic strategies for burnout prevention – by strengthening physical, mental and spiritual resources.’

Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert

The Burnout Prevention programme forestalls exhaustion and helps manage stress
YOGA und MEDITATION
Healing Spirit
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
The Burnout Prevention programme forestalls exhaustion and helps manage stress
Healing Spirit
YOGA und MEDITATION
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG
KONSULTATION und BEHANDLUNG

Holistic Ayurveda, regeneration, healing thermal waters and active holidays

At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in the delightful region of Styria

Does the idea of Ayurveda, adapted to suit the western world and without the stress of long-distance travel, appeal? ‘Everyday life in Europe is not like everyday life in India,’ explains Christina Mauracher, Holistic Ayurveda expert and managing director of the Ayurveda Resort Mandira in Bad Waltersdorf. ‘Our diets and readily available, natural foods are just as dissimilar. As Holistic Ayurveda has evolved, we have gathered a huge amount of experience in the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatments and nutrition within a European setting. We have developed new methods, recipes and treatments in combination with other naturopathic and conventional medical disciplines that are tailored to suit the needs, constitutions and lifestyle diseases of western society.’

In Bad Waltersdorf we combine Ayurvedic therapies and nutrition with a special exercise programme, alongside alternative medical therapies and the beneficial effects of thermal water. Together with the Medical University of Graz, the effectiveness of Ayurveda is scientifically examined and continuously developed on the basis of this knowledge.

As in the Indian original, Holistic Ayurveda teaches that there are three vital energies: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, which need to be balanced – this all depends on the constitutional type and health of each individual guest. When these energies are in balance, we activate the self-healing powers of our body and draw energy from them to regain inner balance. The path to finding this balance in Holistic Ayurveda is found in our six columns: Consultation and Treatment, Medical Care, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Yoga and Meditation, Healing Spirit and Exercise and Regeneration. Our location in the heart of the East Styrian Thermenland, the thermal springs region, is perfect for you to revive and find your centre.

The right diet can restore the balance of the vital energies. So, in Holistic Ayurveda, nutrition is based on regional products as well as the basic principles of Ayurveda. We offer guests a choice between the Joie de Vivre full board, a healthy and luscious take on Styrian cuisine, or Mandira Ahara Ayurvedic cuisine, which is available in four nutritional levels to suit your specific Ayurveda or cleaning programme: Mandira Ayurveda, delicious Ayurvedic nutrition for health and fulfilment; Rasa & Yana, Ayurvedic replenishment and rejuvenation; Ayur-Detox for detoxifying and purifying; and Panchakarma, for holistic detoxification.

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At the Ayurveda Resort Mandira we place importance on regenerating the musculoskeletal system. New, forward-thinking approaches in preventive therapy and sports regeneration combined with European Ayurveda allow us to break new ground in this respect: Our range of exercise and regeneration programmes are led by proven experts. In addition, we offer special themed retreats with international experts throughout the year.

OVERVIEW OF OUR WEEKLY ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

  • Yoga, meditation, Pranayama and mindfulness classes with our Yoga and meditation experts.
  • Exercise and relaxation with Smovey Aquafit, fascia training, Nordic walking, cycling and much more.
  • Nordic walking poles, Smovey rings, bicycles (trekking bikes, city bikes and e-bikes), helmets and maps are available for hire.
  • Guided sauna infusions.