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.

Image of a person with a bandaid over their mouth, flanked by two supporters, depicting stress-induced silence

Card of the month

Withdrawing into silence

Do you ever struggle to express your thoughts and emotions when you’re under pressure? Or find yourself giving short, minimal answers to avoid potentially stressful discussions?

Perhaps you can recall a time when you felt like yelling inside, but instead, you clammed up and became silent while your mind was racing?

Withdrawing into silence is a common psychological response to feeling threatened, whether that danger presents as a hungry animal or angry boss. But why do we do it, and does it make any positive difference?

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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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