stress is unique in that it is the cause of most maladaptive behaviour and also the trigger

increasing our immunity to it is as logical and it is challenging

a closer look  



with our balanced internal environment, hard drive and programs in place.

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our world

our external environment

something we can't easily change and something that has the ability, if we give it permission, to disturb our balanced internal environment

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us in our world

balanced & constantly processing our external environment, consciously and subconsciously

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us feeling the pressure, 

the stress of the external environment 


us succombing

to the external stress, losing balance, adapting our internal environment and initiating the stress response. 

some of the things that take place during the stress response

adrenaline and cortisol are secreted, our hearts beat faster, our blood pressure and breathing increase, digestion and other autonomic activities stop, blood is diverted to large muscle groups - body tension goes up and our world view becomes smaller but most importantly... 

no healing or change is possible in this mode

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us pushing back

by initiating the relaxation response through ‘sand bagging’ and dissolving maladaptive programs, consciously and/or subconsciously, through change

some things that take place during the relaxation response.

'happy' hormones are released, heart rate goes down, blood pressure goes down, normal breathing resumes, tension leaves our body, our world view expands, healing, detox, and digestion restart.

 initiating the relaxation response is key to any change-work or wellness initiatives as it is only in this emotional, brainwave state & biochemical space that change can take place.  

I share my 2 ways of increasing immunity to stress, ‘sand bagging’ and change at my workshops and via coaching.

this information on stress can also be adapted as a mini-seminar on stress mastery for your company.