By understanding your unique burnout and stress blueprint, you will know what you can do to live authentically

By understanding your unique burnout and stress blueprint, you will know what you can do to live authentically

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To say goodbye to your burnout for good, it is important to understand the source and unique blueprint of causative factors.

Besides a physical DNA, there is also a systemic DNA. Both profiles are completely unique, there is only one person who has this particular blueprint. Just like your fingerprint.
There may be elements in this systemic DNA profile that make you more predisposed to developing burnout. We write predisposition deliberately, in the sense of talent. Because essentially it concerns wonderful qualities such as not giving up, wanting to give your best and contribute to a greater good, having something to spare for another, not always standing up for your achievements, having a sense of responsibility, wanting to be creative and inspiring, having a big heart in the right place.
You often see that in your past history, your family of origin, the social environment in which you were born and raised - in short, your systemic origins - the onset of these traits are present.
Through the generations, these components are passed on, eventually resulting in your personal blueprint.

This is our starting point for tailor-made treatment and recovery from your burnout.

Our 4D-System Stress and Burnout Analysis gives clear insight into all the factors that play a role in causing your stress and burnout symptoms.

Our systemic approach maps this stress and burnout blueprint.

We see, for instance, among children of middle-aged children that getting appreciation is often linked to hard work. Children with a sister or brother who receives a lot of care learn at an early age not to call attention to their own discomfort. If a parent suffers from mental health problems, a child - out of complete loyalty - is mainly concerned with making the parent happy.
In all these examples, you often see that these are ingredients that can lead to the onset of burnout in adulthood.
In addition, of course, your personal stories are part of the systemic blueprint. Everything you have been through, small and big life events and your current situation, have a major impact on the balance of stress, well-being and - the counterpart of burnout - engagement. Divorce, loss of loved ones, financial worries, stressful factors at work or in your own business can take their toll in this.

Timely recognition of burnout and stress symptoms is often very difficult

Acknowledging that rising stress is becoming too much for you is often complicated. Especially if you are a perfectionist, and feel easily responsible for everthing and everyone around you. And do not have a clou of how recognize the signals when it becomes to much for you

A burnout is drastic, for yourself and those around you. Yet you can come out of it stronger, or learn what you can do to avoid falling into a burnout in the future

Recognising burnout and stress symptoms

  • Maybe you notice these burnout symptoms: extreme fatigue, not charging up anymore,sleeping poorly, no energy, depressed, anxious, poor concentration, vague physical issues, emotional instability.
  • And these qualities: effacing oneself, not being able to say no, feeling responsible for everything, striving for perfection, having a big conscience.
  • If you recognise much of the above, you probably have symptoms belonging to a(pre) burnout.
  • When you can no longer escape the trap of committing even more, feeling even more responsible, and exhausting yourself, it is time to seek help.
  • Always visit your GP for a check-up, as certain disease conditions or vitamin deficiencies can have a huge impact on your energy levels.

Our in-house burnout and stress treatment and working method is completely tailored to your personal circumstances and the severity of burnout symptoms.

In five days, you are guaranteed to take a big step forward

Each retreat for burnout, is always tailor-made. This guarantees an approach that suits your personal circumstances, the nature of your burnout symptoms and the extent to which they bother you. A mild burnout requires a different approach than a severe burnout. If you suffer a lot from stress symptoms and want to prevent them from turning into a burnout, this requires a different approach.
Therefore, therapy and coaching during a retreat is always tailor-made and one-to-one. In addition to a personalised approach and attention, it also ensures complete safety and privacy.

The good news

In all cases, there is good news. You can always get better out of burnout. Even better: if you address the cause of your burnout properly, with solid insight and clear, immediately effective tools, you will say goodbye to your blueprint for burnout and never end up in it again.
With our special expertise, own method & over 35 years of experience in stress and burnout therapy, we can guarantee you will refind the energy inspiration and courage to authentically shape your life.

Our Burnout retreat helps you find the inspiration and courage to authentically shape your life

This gives energy, space and inner freedom.

Some of the results of a burnout and stress recovery retreat at Arte dell' Anima 


You will experience inner freedom and regain control in all important areas of life.


And learn to live and work from your full potential and full self-development.

spacious and quiet rooms

As a result, you start to experience more inner peace, space and emotional freedom


You will also gain deep insights into habit patterns and your interactions with your environment.


You will go home with tools and handles you can apply immediately.

Life force

With new inspiration, your energy, creativity and life force increase.


By having body, soul and mind in balance, your health increases.

Out of the Box

In addition, you learn to see difficulties as opportunities again.

From being under strain to a burnout

From being under strain to a burnout

30 years ago, the term Burnout had yet to begin its rise.

Tired heroes are getting younger

It seems unlikely, but 30 years ago, the term Burnout had yet to begin its rise.
Overworkedness was called it and it occurred mainly in people in their fifties. And, befitting the times back then, it exclusively affected men. Gladly, at the time, I would have coined the resounding name - weary heroes. A buzzword. Men who worked hard, carried a lot of responsibility and cut the meat on Sundays.

Position in society was their identity, salary their contribution to the family. With the advent of the computer, their prestige faltered. Younger colleagues, fresh out of school, without experience and matching wisdom, frolicked up the ladder of the pecking order. Gone carefully accumulated status, crumbled self-esteem.

The heroes got physical, became ill and a shadow of themselves. Exhausted and tired.

Overworked has a reverse career door run through the ages.

From being under strain to a burnout

Meanwhile, Overworked has a reverse career door run through the ages. After the fifties, he became a frequent guest among forty-somethings, persecutors thirty-somethings, and now he is a child of the twenty-somethings. And in this age of equality, both among men and women. A new time, a new name. And we call him: burnout.

For the new porters, no slogans. Those who didn't make it. Young, promising and burnt out. In a world that offers, as never before, so many opportunities. To so many. And circumstances that are malleable.

Quarterlife crisis, or be successful!

At a quarter of your life. Your head filled with possibilities, expectations, choices, opportunities, careers. And missed opportunities, lost loves, unachieved goals. What's new?
This is how it has been for centuries. Look into the mouth of life and jump.

Cause I wonder sometimes / About the outcome / Of a still verdictless life / Am I living it right?
- John Mayer.

Quarterlife crisis, or be successful!

At a quarter of your life. Your head filled with possibilities, expectations, choices, opportunities, career. As well as missed opportunities, lost loves and goals not achieved. What is new? It's been this way for ages. Look in life's mouth and jump.
Jumping still happens. Practised no more. There is no playing time. You can make a mistake once. Then you have to stand there. Knowledge is everything, experience suspect. What you need to know comes with the speed of the internet. And is accessible from an early age. It's all about the cloud, stupid. The amount of daily information has increased enormously and is literally incalculable.

When Canadian psychoanalyst Elliott Jacques coined the term quarterlife crisis in the 1960s, it involved an existential struggle.
A question about the meaning of life. Like Benjamin in Mike Nichols' film The Graduate. Those who do not ask themselves this question do themselves and life disservice.

A battle that cannot be won?

Now, however, the term is associated with burnout. At a quarter of your life, already having to give in. Because the battle is unwinnable. Outwardly, everything is fine. Highly educated, nice career, rich social life the future still ahead of you. Inside, there is restlessness, uncertainty, a sense of failure, panic for what has not yet been achieved. 

It used to be that having a choice was a luxury, making it an enrichment. Nowadays a loss. Because we have to be able to do everything, now and at the same time. Hesitating, pondering, pondering, taking a moment, not committing yet, can no longer be done. Here are all the opportunities, available to everyone, what are you waiting for? Make the choice. Be successful!

The burden of success?

If you don't succeed, dare to fail!

When success becomes a choice, and being successful a duty, failure is a special way to stop time. And make space.

The burden of success.

And if it doesn't work out? When being successful doesn't make you happy? The excessive flow of information can't be contained? You can't shut yourself off from sky-high expectations? Success becomes climbing a mountain without the right equipment and protective gear. Being successful becomes a choice and obligation. Instead of a reward, later, after the climb. An increasing number of people between the ages of 20 and 30, experience being successful in multiple areas of life, at an early age, as an unbearable burden. It makes them gloomy, anxious, indecisive, passive and gives a great sense of failure and being a failure.

Dare to fail and reap the sweet fruits

When success becomes a choice, and being successful a duty, failing and being unhappy is a special way to stop time. And make space. It takes courage to consider whether succeeding in life makes you happy. Who doesn't want to succeed before the age of 30? Maybe you do. Because you want to take the time to figure out what really makes you happy. Because developing yourself is more valuable than standing there right now. Because you want to know who you really are.

After all, you have three quarters of your life left to reap the sweet fruits of that. And then to wait until they are so ripe that the juice runs down your chin when you eat them.

Ewoud Dekker MSc.

Burnout Retreat

Again moving ahead by briefly standing still.
Say goodbye to your blueprint for burnout and experience Space, Energy and Freedom again

Couples Retreat

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Personal Retreat

Because of some events in your life now, or past, you can get stagnated. A Personal Retreat can greatly enrich you and shape clearity according your personal goals

Grief & Loss Retreat

If the feeling of loss only increases and it is hard to pick up your life and move on, it couldn't hurt to seek professional help.

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