Just like in Phase 1, it is also important here that you take control. It is very tempting to fall into the victim role. To hope that things will get better.


If you assume that everyone wants the best for you, you can come home from a rude awakening. You should not assume that. Most people are mainly concerned with themselves. Your recovery is often a side effect. Normal life continues for them.


Keep the initiative by yourself. YOU are the leader in your recovery. Not the employer, company doctor, etc. You are the one who has to keep control.


In short: stay the owner!!


Own experience 

My supervisor left me quite alone. I was reintegrating, we had a substitute (normal business process continued), so the problem was tackled for him.


That also meant that I had to take control myself. That I should ring the bell if something was wrong. That was nice and gave me a lot of confidence.


It also gave me the space to partly take my recovery into my own hands so that it went the way I wanted it to go. 


 What’s positive

You are the one who has and feels the burn out, so you can best determine what needs to be done. 

 Avoid falling into the victim role. You can hardly get out of that and it really makes the recovery a lot more complicated.


1.   If you take control, you can direct the recovery

2.   It gives you a measure of strength

3.   Do not become a victim, then you are at the mercy of others

4.   If things don’t go the way you want, take a crush day, recover, and move on.


For the employer

The employee feels the burnout. It is therefore important that you listen to him. So that the employee also has the feeling that you understand what concerns him and that you also notice that you are getting started with his needs.


You can’t put pressure, time, or expectations on it. Recovery is not possible without the employee’s input. So, give him that space.