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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Suddenly feeling ill

Are you getting a fever? Did you eat something funny? Or are your symptoms the result of something else entirely? It’s often hard to tell when stress is why you feel unwell, but it happens to more people than you’d think.

Sometimes it’s obvious, such as dizziness before a first date or nausea when you receive bad news, but at other times, stress can be the reason you suddenly feel under the weather.

We’ve already discussed how being under pressure can lead to physical discomfort—getting the chills, sweating, and stomach knots—but sometimes it can cause more serious symptoms such as dizziness, hyperventilating, and even fainting. I’ll discuss why this happens in today’s article and show you what to do when stress starts to make you feel unwell.

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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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