Burnout and depression treatments

Burnout Treatment Holidays

Recover from burnout and depression

Find your inner balance

You’ve taken the first step to recover from burnout or depression and found your way to us. We often go through darker periods in life, often tied to a certain event or high amounts of stress. It’s important to take the time to heal and care for yourself in these times, to help you move forward and see the light at the end of the tunnel! A holiday that focuses on your mental well-being could be just the solution to set you on the road to recovery.

Here you will find everything you need to know about burnout and depression, how our burnout treatment holidays can help, and what you’ll need to know when you book.

Burnout treatments and packages for your personal symptoms

Our Burnout treatment and Stress Management are often accompanied with medical and even psychological consultations. Special treatments and exercises have been carefully selected by the specialists at these hotels to help you recover and turn a new leaf, helping you to develop mindfulness and find your balance. Special treatments or sessions could include aroma music therapy, personal training, relaxation training, Theta Healing, and more. If you feel you need somebody to talk to or some one-on-one attention that your healthcare system is otherwise unable to provide, try one of these burnout therapy packages.

Anti-stress or Destress programmes are geared towards relaxation and leaving the mental and physical burdens of life and work behind. Finding time to pamper yourself and get away from it all is usually a great first step to overcoming of the first signs of burnout or depression. When booking an anti-stress package, you will receive specialised treatments that have been developed and picked for their relaxing nature and designed to pamper you from head to toe. Whether you’re receiving a massage or attending a course on mindfulness, these exhaustion treatment packages are bound to leave you feeling more relaxed than when you arrived. If you’re looking to treat yourself to some “me time”, then book one of these packages.

If you would like a more holistic and natural approach, Ayurveda and Panchakarma offer treatments tailored specifically towards your personal needs and with the guidance of the Ayurvedic medical professionals, and they can also cater to burnout recovery. These programmes also foster introspection through meditation and yoga, helping you rebalance your body, mind and soul while also helping you achieve a healthier physical balance. When starting your Ayurveda retreat, you will receive a consultation from an Ayurvedic specialist, who will determine your Dosha and, together with your input, create a unique wellness plan designed to help you achieve your health and life goals in the most natural and holistic way possible.

If you don’t have the time to get away from work for an extended period, sometimes a weekend break helps. Choose from our numerous Wellness stays, allowing you to indulge in a quick break from your daily routine. You don’t just need to go away for a weekend. Many of our hotels are in beautiful and remote locations that are just begging to be explored. What better way than to leave your worries behind than to take the time to explore a new city or region? Wellness stays will allow you the flexibility of booking the exact treatments you want on site, instead of committing to a burnout recovery package from the start.   

Burnout vs. Depression: What’s the difference?

A burnout can be hard to define, but started as a term used for people who had constant severe stress at work, often related to the “helping professions”, such as nurses. As these jobs often require a lot of personal sacrifice, people would end up feeling drained of energy, physically and emotionally exhausted, as well as listless. More recently, burnout is associated with high pressure jobs and lifestyles, where people often feel they need to perform at high levels for extensive periods of time, work extremely long hours, be subject to severe stress (e.g. interpersonal conflict), and meet high expectations or targets. As many as 1 in 5 people is at risk of suffering from a burnout at work due to the stresses of modern life.  This leads to worsening performance at work, alienation, and exhaustion.

These sorts of symptoms of exhaustion are not just limited to professionals in high pressure jobs. Parents juggling a household, multiple children, and possibly even single parenthood are also prone to find themselves exhausted and at the end of their rope. This is why people often differentiate between a job burnout and an emotional burnout, each stemming from different pressures and stresses.



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Depression, on the other hand, is a common medical condition that affects a person’s mood, behavior, and way of thinking. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that it affects more than 300 million people worldwide, and that number this is on the rise. The first signs of depression include losing interest in hobbies or activities that previously gave you joy, feeling sad or depressed, lack of self-esteem, having a drastic change in appetite, becoming lethargic and having trouble maintaining a health sleep pattern. Left untreated, the condition may worsen and symptoms and feelings can often become unbearable.

Several things can play a role in the onset of a depression, including environmental factors, personality, biochemistry, and genetics. Although burnout and depression can be related and have an overlap of symptoms, burnout is generally considered a work-related condition whereas depression can be related to all aspects of a person’s life and is usually long-term. Someone with depression can also be more likely to experience a burnout.

Lastly, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) shares many symptoms with depression, however, the onset is for a completely different reason: Whether we like it or not, the long, dark winter months have an effect on our mood. This affects some people more than others, and some tend to suffer from what appears to be a depression. Although it should not be taken any less seriously as a depression, one usually does not need therapy or antidepressants to treat SAD. Sometimes a change of scenary or some sunshine is enough to turn things around.

How can your holiday help you overcome burnout and depression?

Our holidays can help you recover from your symptoms!

Both burnout and depression can be largely related to your environment and it can often be very beneficial to remove yourself from your day-to-day life and see something different. A burnout therapy holiday tailored for burnout treatment gives you time to relax, recharge, enjoy a change of scenery, and get away from the stress of everyday.

Not only do our hotels and their staff understand how beneficial it can be to get away and take a mental break from your routine, but many offer packages with coaching, assistance in lifestyle changes, and exhaustion treatment. Lots of people can benefit from lifestyle changes, to help set them on a better path. Even something as small as shedding a few pounds could give somebody a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem to tackle day-to-day challenges, empowering them to take charge of their life again.

Our packages focus on lifestyle changes, helping people through coaching, diet, exercise, and yoga/meditation. By tackling these facets, you can gain a renewed sense of control over your habits, all of which can have a positive and beneficial influence on your mood and outlook on life.



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Find your perfect burnout treatment holiday

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How to plan your burnout treatment programme

Although not all programmes for burnout treatment have a set recommended time, many programmes are designed around a 1-week getaway. This gives enough time to shake-off the stresses of day-to-day life. However, it is best to get away as long as possible to really give yourself the necessary time to reset, unwind, and heal.

When choosing a destination, choose one that makes you happy, someplace that excites you. Whether you want to see the sun, hear the ocean, or the wind rustling through the leaves, choose someplace that either brings you peace or joy. This trip is about you and making yourself feel happier again. Make this your dream holiday!

If you still don’t where to go, we suggest choosing someplace sunny and warm, as sunlight can often help alleviate some depressed feelings and symptoms. If you feel anxious about travelling far from home, try traveling to short haul destinations like Spain, Portugal, Italy or Turkey. If you are looking for a more spiritual journey to eat, pray, and learn to love yourself again, perhaps a trip to Sri Lanka, India, or Thailand is just what you need. Burnout recovery should be a positive and memorable experience to help you with emotional healing!

Tips: Your burnout & depression treatment holiday

If you’re booking on a budget, don’t fret! Here are some tips on how to help save some money and still book your dream holiday:

  • Sometimes taking a small break when you feel yourself start to slip into lethargic habits, before the onset of burnout or depression, is enough give you a small reset and set you back on an energized and happier path.
  • If you are just looking for a change of scenery but don’t require any coaching or lifestyle changes, try one of our wellness breaks or “Get to know / Trial” packages. This will help you get away from it all without breaking the bank.
  • Go in the low season. Many destinations are still sunny and relatively warm, even in their low seasons, but hotels lower their prices considerably.
  • Book breakfast and take the time to explore your surroundings and eat out at local restaurants to truly experience your new surroundings. You can learn so much from other cultures!
  • Don’t forget to book well ahead of time. We offer “Early Bird Specials” on many hotels. The sooner you book, the more you are able to save!

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FAQ: Stress less

What is a job burnout?

Our work lives are becoming more and more demanding, often spilling over into private time – either with having to work after hours or simply bringing the emotional burdens and worries back home with you. Whatever the cause, once work causes excessive stress over long periods of time, people tend to become burnt out. Burnout in nursing, for example, is relatively common due to the nature of the profession.

What is emotional burnout?

An emotional burnout can stem from just about any aspect of life – a recent breakup, the passing of a relative, or simply stretched thin at home. Once the burnout sets in, stress management feels like an impossible task and the person will often feel like they have no power or control over their life.

How can I prevent a burnout?

If you feel like a burnout is on the horizon, it might be time to take a break from the situation. Often this means you need some time to your thoughts, allowing yourself to reflect on life as well as reconnect with yourself. It’s not always about having to quit your job, for example, simply taking the time to reevaluate your priorities or simply relax and unwind.

How can a holiday help Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Particularly in the more northern parts of Europe, the United States, and Canada, the winters are long and very dark. This is often treated with light therapy (phototherapy) as a replacement for sun. However, although the winters are still colder, the southern parts of Europe and Asia still have plenty of sunshine and the hotels have wonderful treatments, all assured to get through those harsh winter months!