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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Speaking too fast

We rarely notice when we’re guilty of it, and it’s a tough habit to shake. But when others do it, we recognize it instantly.

Like when you ask a question: “How’s the project?” and are met (more like blasted) with a lightning-speed answer.

“YeahitsokwehadafewissuesbutToby…”

Speaking too fast, unfortunately, is a common sign of stress. For those around you, it can be energizing – to a point – but talk at warp speed for only a minute or so, and you’ll quickly lose your audience.

So why do we talk too fast, and how do we fix it? And more importantly – am I doing it?

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Stress Cards Exercises

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How to use the
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Listen to your
body

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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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