As a former journalist, I’ve experienced burnout first hand, as well as PTSD from constant exposure to violent and tragic stories and visuals. Eventually, it affected my health, as well as how I viewed people and the world. I became cynical and jaded. I was totally burned out physically and emotionally.
Studies show that many journalists and people working in the media experience are overwhelmed and burned out, resulting in poor health and negative attitude. With the pressure of deadlines, chasing the latest news and stories, irregular hours, travel, competitiveness, job insecurity, and more, many journalists resort to self-defeating behavior, such as bad eating habits, chain smoking, drugs, alcohol, toxic relationships, and more.
Many succumb to medical problems, depression, anxiety, and others. Media personnel also tend to develop a cynical outlook, develop anger, and have poor personal relationships overall.
Learn simple and easy mental strategies that can help journalists and media personnel manage stress and burnout from anywhere throughout their career and lives.
Don’t allow burnout to hinder your talent, ambition, and dreams. With some self-care, you can continue to be a competent, thriving, caring, and successful journalist, editor, producer and more. You have the tools within you to become a brilliant storyteller, while maintaining sanity, health, and have fun.
This workshop is run by a former journalist and TV producer turned psychologist and nutritionist, who survived both media PTSD and burnout. Hooray!!!