One of the most common reasons for burnout is disappointment over goals which have not been met. Symptoms include apathy, moodiness and irritability. There are other vague symptoms such as concentration and memory loss and the general deterioration of cognitive performance. Depression is also often part of the picture. The number of employees in Germany who called in sick due to burnout increased by 1400 per cent (!) between 2004 and 2011, according to a study made by the German Chamber of Psychotherapists (BPtK).
How can Tomatis listening therapy help?
The listening test graph of burnout patients shows a downwards curve over the higher frequencies. This is disastrous, because sounds starting at 3000 Hertz upwards stimulate the brain. If these "antennas" point downwards, then those afflicted are hardly able to adequately recover. The loss of creativity and fantasy, a negative attitude towards life and the lack of strength to perform tasks are the results.
During listening therapy, the high frequencies are especially stimulated and the listener is taught to pay attention to listen in a targeted way. After a time, motivation and the ability to concentrate and perform return. Stress is reduced and listeners can then "recharge their batteries".
Also, listening therapy helps listeners open up inside and helps them find their inner balance. Important and unimportant things can be better discerned. This supports a possible new approach to everyday (job) stress and/or a new personal orientation.