Palladium Private Program Director
Emanuele Latino talks Corporate
Burnout, Addiction & Recovery

Palladium Private Program Director Emanuele Latino talks Corporate Burnout, Addiction & Recovery

AN UNBEARABLE PRESSURE

Right now some of us are being forced to slow down, face extreme financial pressure with job losses or re-evaluate our connection with friends, family and an uncertain future. Yet others find themselves under even greater pressure to perform in their corporate roles as they restructure or adapt their business, products, services and marketing models to deal with the current crisis. Prioritising our mental health at a time like this can easily mean it’s relegated to the bottom of the To Do list.

HAS THE PRESSURE BEEN BUILDING FOR SOME TIME?

Have you been attempting to juggle a high pressure corporate career, a precious family at home and all the responsibilities of life that land on your plate? It’s not at all uncommon for a successful, highly functioning person who’s always seemed to “have it all together” to suddenly hit a wall, look around and realise they’re at breaking point. Sometimes the fear of failure in our career, parenthood and as a husband/wife/son/daughter can build into an ever-present, silent anxiety that manifests as an automatonic “numbness”, periods of depression, dependence on alcohol, drugs or another form of addiction that appears to help cope with the pressures of life.
Intensive, relentless pressure over an extended period of time gently chips away at a person’s energy levels and sense of accomplishment. A person experiencing burnout may increasingly feel like they’re pushing harder and harder to achieve a goal that appears further and further away – even unachievable. Some will respond by increasing their effort to try and achieve more, adding to the ever-growing sense of dissatisfaction. Do you often feel like you’re trapped in an endless pursuit of deadlines, perfection, recognition, support, happiness or purpose in life?

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SIGNS YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING CORPORATE BURNOUT

  • Development of an escapist mentality
  • Chronic sadness, depression
  • Feelings of emptiness or pointlessness
  • Uncharacteristic self-isolation (not COVID-19 related!)
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Changes in appetite, unusual cravings
  • Increase in consumption of alcohol or drugs
  • Increased reliance on medications
  • Physical exhaustion, inability to sleep normally
  • Chronic headaches, neck or back pain
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Succumbing to illness frequently
  • Irritable outburst (at home or at work)
  • Unexplained anger, cynicism or pessimism
  • Neglecting your personal needs
  • Chronic mental fatigue
Toxic stress makes people feel pointless, like a cog in a wheel, taken for granted. To feel valuable as humans, we need to feel we are contributing to a greater good or cause. Corporate burnout is typified by a feeling of lack of control. You may feel you are not able to influence workplace decisions, or your work is not being recognised and utilised effectively because the overall procedural structure of the organisation is unwieldy. Or your exhausting daily experience may be due to personalities, flaws and damaging traits of close or powerful colleagues.
The longer you experience these factors on a daily basis, the greater the chances are you will develop corporate burnout. Unfortunately, anxiety, stress and depression are unhappy bedfellows of burnout.
On the other hand, not every stressful workplace causes corporate burnout. Certain types of stress actually have a positive effect on employees and can lead to outstanding performance, job satisfaction, personal and professional growth. However, this is not the norm in most of today’s fast paced workplaces.

SEEKING HELP TO TREAT BURNOUT

Are you experiencing some of the symptoms above? If so, take these warning signs seriously and reach out. If you continue to grit your teeth, push on and stoically “get through it”, it will be unsustainable over the long term. You are pushing your mind and body to run on empty. Eventually, your tank will run out of fuel and every aspect of your life will sputter to a grinding halt with a hiss and a bang. Before you reach that point, turn the focus solidly on yourself and seek help.

Why Palladium Private Programs work

At the heart of Palladium Private’s holistic, BioPsychoSocial program is a cognitive approach, meaning it examines an individual’s thinking patterns. Our psychotherapists seek to modify or change the individual’s conditioning and thought processes in relation to historic, current or future events in their lives. In successfully doing so, this reduces and eradicates stress and its related conditions.
At Palladium Private, we teach that the belief system – which is unique to each person – acts as the direct platform for our thinking, responses, and behaviours. We refer to this process as the mind-body connection. Not only do we live according to our belief system, it often goes unexamined or unquestioned throughout the rest of our life.

Find out more about the customised BioPsychoSocial programs pioneered at Palladium Private

Palladium Private Program Director, Emanuele Latino
If you are reading this and resonating with the emotions, signs and symptoms indicative of burnout described above, don’t worry – it is not too late! Recovery is possible no matter how overwhelmed you’ve become. It’s far too easy to feel beaten down by the plethora of situations demanding too much us, that we no longer see a way forward. Undertaking a BioPsychoSocial program at Palladium Private – developed by Emanuele and his hand-chosen team of psychotherapists – is a surefire way to re-align your personal values, career aspirations and contentedness with life.
Emanuele has a compassionate approach to clients’ struggles, in order to promote awareness and initiate together the transformative process. His treatment approaches range from Gestalt, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dialectical and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, ACT, Neuropsychotherapy, Sensorymotor Psychotherapy and Cape Cod Model for Couple Therapy.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

If you or someone you love is suffering from corporate burnout, addiction, anxiety or depression and needs immediate help, please use the links below to access FREE resources to read or listen at your leisure:

The Underlying Cause of Anxiety & Depression

A free short 12-page PDF booklet with practical insight and tools to help right now

USEFUL LINKS

FAQ’s – Commonly asked questions about mental health, Palladium Private and treatment therapies

CLIENT STORIES – Former clients describe their history, treatment and new life

BLOG TOPICS – A range of articles covering symptoms, causes, treatment and recovery from alcohol/drug addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma