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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Card of the month

Endlessly explaining and rationalizing

Have you found yourself talking on and on… and on when you’re uncomfortable?

If you’re guilty of detailing, rephrasing, reiterating, expanding, or expounding till your listener’s ears drop off, you probably know you’re overexplaining.

It’s not an uncommon behavior, but it can be a real bore for others, and I’m guessing that’s not your intended impact.

Today, I’ll explain (concisely) why it happens, and how it links to stress. I’ll show you how you stop detailing endlessly, give yourself a break, and improve your chances of getting that point across.

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Stress Cards Exercises

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How to use the
cards

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Listen to your
body

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Break your response to stress

(Coaching and counseling)

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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