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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Becoming sarcastic

Sarcasm can be tricky. It’s hilarious when done right, but miss the mark and it can really sting. 

Like “Smooth move,” when you spill your drink, “Bright idea, Einstein” when you make a poor suggestion, or “Get enough sleep?” when you’re late to work. 

If you’ve noticed yourself getting a little snide, cynical, or hurtful when you’re stressed, this article explains what’s going on inside.  

I’ll show you why (and when) a little snarky humor can be helpful at times, and how to hold back when it’s just not the moment for that comment.

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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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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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