22 July 2023

EMDR for stress and burnout

As a psychiatrist specializing in online EMDR therapy, I have had the privilege of working with many high-level executives who are struggling to balance the demands of their work and personal lives. One such client was John, a top executive who came to me seeking help to deal with stress and burnout.

John was a highly successful individual with a demanding career and a busy personal life. He was feeling overwhelmed by the constant pressure to perform at work, and was struggling to find time for himself and his loved ones. He was suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety, and was beginning to experience symptoms of burnout.

During our initial session, I learned about John's background and the demands of his life. He was highly motivated to find a solution to his stress and burnout, and was eager to explore new ways to manage his emotions and find balance.

I recommended EMDR therapy as a way for John to process his stress and burnout, and to help him find new ways to manage his emotions and find balance in his life. Over the course of several weeks, we used EMDR techniques to help John process his feelings of stress and anxiety, and to develop new coping strategies for managing these emotions.

John reported feeling much more in control of his emotions and his life. He was able to manage his stress more effectively and was sleeping better at night. He was also more focused and productive at work, and was able to spend more quality time with his loved ones.

As a psychiatrist, it's a privilege to be able to help individuals like John work through their emotional challenges and to see the positive changes that occur as a result of therapy. I believe that with the right support, anyone can overcome stress and burnout and find a more balanced and fulfilling life. EMDR is a powerful tool for helping individuals process their emotions and find new ways to manage stress and find balance in their lives.

I'm here to support you, so please reach out to me to see how we can work together.

Michiel Bosman MD


The goal of this vignette is to illustrate the potential benefits of EMDR therapy and to show how it can help individuals overcome a wide range of challenges, both in the treatment setting and in their private or work life. The client's background and experience with EMDR are not a representation of any real person, but rather an imaginative composite of various experiences I have had with clients over the years.​

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