Dealing with stress more effectively

How do you react under pressure? Which signals do you recognize?

We all have developed our own ways of coping successfully with stressful situations. To protect ourselves and hide our insecurity. Some might react irritated or sarcastic in an exciting situation, where others remains too nice or tries to hide their discomfort by giggling nervously or talking too quickly.

To discover the reactions to stressful situations of your clients, coachees, participants, employees, or yourself in a very accessible way, we have developed the coaching cards; Stress! Do you recognize the signs?. Using the 50 beautifully illustrated coaching cards enables you to quickly identify your protection mechanisms. Use of the provided exercise included in the card deck, or with the help of the exercises you’ll find here on the website to get started more effectively with stressful situations.

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Doing too much at the same time

Imagine working calmly on your latest project, when the phone rings on your desk.  

“Bad news,” your teammate tells you down the line, “your client needs that work by tomorrow, I’m afraid–a whole week earlier than we had planned.”  

You’re stressed out and slightly panicked. But how do you react? 

Do you continue as you were, unfazed? Or do you fly into multi-tasking mode, trying to get everything done as soon as possible? 

If the latter sounds like you, you’re not alone. Many of us believe (at least subconsciously) that doing multiple things at once is more efficient, or we may default to multitasking in reaction to a stressful event.

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Stress Cards Exercises

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How to use the
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Listen to your
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Pale pink circle with splatters around it an the words Stress - Do you recognize the signs

Break your response to stress

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You can find more exercises on our ever growing cards of the week page or on our blog. The posts include three exercises specific to that card.

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