All out of compassion? Here’s how to cope with Covid fatigue

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All out of compassion? Here’s how to cope with Covid fatigue

More people during lockdown are seeking help to cope with symptoms similar to burnout

Yvonne Fontyn

Soon after the national lockdown announcement, Johannesburg-based life coach Judy Klipin noticed a lull in the number of clients seeking help.

“I think all their emotional and physical energy was going into just holding themselves together, with no extra energy for anything other than getting through the days,” she says.

But then she began seeing more clients who were asking for support to deal with the lockdown itself, displaying symptoms similar to burnout, a feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted emotionally and physically...

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