Often clients choose to move behind the immediate stress issue and develop a long term personal approach to their lives.
After identifying and assessing the stress problem, the first phase is to get calm, for which their are a range of simple and easily applied techniques.
From this place it is straightforward to feel grounded and to grow.
Means understanding your goals (purpose) and being able to draw down on, and provide support to and from, your community of peers, which also includes how you make good sense of how you interface with them i.e. what is your inter-view? (note: this is an important concept in any career, job or professional interview you may attend).
Once you understand how you interface with ‘others’, the next phase is to your self-view and life view (i.e. how you make good sense of you and the way the world works.
Intelligent co-operation is the straightforward concept, which stressed people often forget or fail to engage with, that when we work with others, life is much more at ease.
A combination of the various ways in which we engage with us enables us to be sensibly stretched, to operate with eustress (see side bar on Stress Test) and avoid becoming strained or distressed. This is an optimal functioning mode called being an ‘adept’.