How to prevent burnout


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The workshop aims to uncover the causes and context of burnout syndrome and understand its impact on mental and physical health, work effectiveness and relationship quality. Participants will learn helpful information about the risk factors for burnout and how to prevent it effectively. In a supportive atmosphere, they will learn effective practices that prevent burnout and maintain mental and physical freshness and mental well-being.


  • Who doesn't burn cannot burn out. – Surprising insights into burnout syndrome.
  • Does it apply to me? – Recognizing internal and external risk factors for burnout.
  • Don't extinguish what doesn't burn you. – The crucial importance of prevention.
  • How can I help myself? – Practical methods and techniques to increase resistance to burnout.
  • What next? – Applying the knowledge gained in work and personal life.


  • You will understand the risks associated with burnout, its causes and the negative consequences for your mental and physical health.
  • You will learn to recognise risk situations and burnout factors and gain tools to manage them effectively.
  • You will assess your risk of burnout and discover the sources of your resilience.
  • You will learn practical burnout prevention methods and techniques to support your mental and physical recovery.
  • You will gain beneficial inspiration for applying your knowledge and experience professionally and personally.


doc. PhDr. Alena Slezáčková, Ph.D.

Dept. of Medical Psychology and Psychosomatics, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University

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Alena Slezackova, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University. Her scientific interests include mental health and well-being, hope, and mindfulness. She is a certified Resilience Practitioner, a founder and director of the Czech Positive Psychology Centre (CPPC), a member of the Advisory Council of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), a member of the Boards of the European Network for Positive Psychology (ENPP) and of the Mindfulness Research and Practice Network at Masaryk University. She is a member of several international research projects. She is the author of the first comprehensive monograph on positive psychology in the Czech language and many publications in health psychology and positive psychology. She is also engaged in lecturing and tutoring activities.

Czech Positive Psychology Centre


Školicí místnost CERPEK (místnost č. 328), Komenského náměstí 2, Brno.

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