Burnout is a term popularised in the 1980’s in which high-flying executives would suffer burnout from overwork, stress and various other issues. It has become an increasingly common health issue in recent years and has been exacerbated with the financial meltdown. The recession meant that many people suffered problems with their earnings, with incomes in many cases dropping dramatically. This has put extra pressure on many individuals and their families with the need to work longer hours and in some cases taking on two jobs became a reality. As a result stress levels have increased and less time made available to relax, which inherently is a major contributory factor when it comes to burnout. Finding the balance, between work and rest is the key to a healthy life. However when people are experiencing high stress levels, even when resting they find it difficult to switch off, which means that they do not get the full benefit of their relaxation time. When this occurs the body rebels and a myriad of potential symptoms become apparent. This can include a wide array of symptoms including palpitations, inability to concentrate and more serious issues leading to burnout where an individual has used up all their resources and can no longer push themselves to work or do anything at all Fortunately, hypnotherapy offers a simple tried and tested solution. Hypnotherapy involves hypnosis, which is a state of relaxation that is usually instigated by an advanced hypnotherapist. During a hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist uses a variety of techniques to help the person achieve a deep state of relaxation, stress levels are reduced and old limiting thoughts and behaviors are reprogrammed. This has a positive effect on the health and well being of the individual The fact is that for many people the ability to relax eludes them, however with help from a qualified and knowledgeable hypnotherapist, learning to relax and manage stress can significantly reduce the chances of burnout.