Upcoming Workshop – Perform Under Pressure Without Stressing Out
I’ve been busy this week developing my latest one day workshop – Perform Under Pressure Without Stressing Out. The workshop will take place in Island Bay on Saturday 16 September and promises to be informative, fun, and above all life changing. You can register for the workshop here. Numbers are limited.
Video Tips and Techniques
I've also been busy this week recording some videos for my YouTube channel and website (you can watch them here). Getting up to speed with the 'how to' of recording, editing and uploading the videos has been a challenging learning curve. If I seem a little wooden in the first couple of videos my excuse is that I was getting to grips with being the simultaneous director, cameraman and presenter! By the third video I was more relaxed.
In the first two video's I share a couple of stress coping strategies that are quick to learn and practice.
- The 'Now' Game
- The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique
In the third video I discuss the danger in telling ourselves and others that we're stressed when we're not. Saying "I'm stressed" or words to the same effect has become a habit for many people. However, if at a subconscious level you believe stress is harmful or bad, you may be triggering the fight or flight response every time you say or think "I'm stressed." So the statement becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If this is a habit of yours I recommend you check in with yourself every-time you say you're stressed, or something similar, and if there's no immediate threat correct yourself by saying something like: "No, actually I'm just under pressure," or "No I'm feeling challenged."
When we perceive that we are challenged we trigger the Challenge Response which is much more useful and healthier than the Fight or Flight Response. And so my challenge for you is to change 'stressed' for 'challenged' and experience the difference it can make.
Helping people to reduce stress and gain control over their stress level is, as you know, my passion. If you'd like to explore how I can help you de-stress, become calmer, more productive and healthier, let's have a chat. Contact me now on 021 056 8389 or email me at email@example.com
Until next week,
Tony helps individuals to harness the power of their mind to achieve success and well-being in life, work and business. Tony's particular area of expertise is in helping people perform under pressure and gain freedom from worry, anxiety and stress. Tony’s solution focused approach to coaching uses a range of techniques drawn from the fields of co-active coaching, hypnosis, positive psychology and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).
Contact Tony today to discuss how he can help you, or if you think Tony could help someone you know, you might like to encourage them to get in touch with him.