Coaches Notes

Stress Identification Tools (SIT)
When using SIT, keep the Iollowing tips in mind:
1. The majority oI stress comes Irom small day to day activities.
2. Awareness oI stressors will make them easier to deal with.
3. ReIraming techniques work wonderIully here. Teach your client how to use reIraming questions
when they are in the middle oI a situation that is not seemingly going their way.
4. II you client has a 'what iI¨ scenario, Iollowing them through to the conclusion will weaken the
stressIul eIIect they have on your client. This may include having a possible 'iI that happens¨
plan as well.
5. Let your client know that they cannot deal with the Iuture (as it has not happened yet) only the
present moment. Do they have a problem right in this moment? Thinking like this will help them
reIocus on dealing with the present as it is.
6. Exercise greatly decreases stress.
7. You client may Iind visualization techniques quite helpIul. Have your client picture the possible
stressIul event in their mind going how they would like it to go, including the client`s own part in
8. Increases a client`s selI worth will also help with stress reduction as they will learn to believe that
they are enough to get through whatever comes their way. Higher selI worth will also stop them
Ior overpromising themselves to others.
9. A diet low in yeast, sugar and processed carbohydrates has been known to reduce anxiety.
The Iollowing exercises can be done during a coaching session, seminar or workshop or can handed out
as homework.

As you coach will tell you, too much stress in ones liIe drains you and makes goal attainment diIIicult to
nearly impossible.
Awareness oI the stress points in your liIe is the Iirst step to reducing and eliminating them, Ireeing up
your mind (and time) Ior more worthwhile causes.

Write down as many things (people, tasks and Iuture events) that currently cause you stress (no matter
how minor.)

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Complete the sentences below to help you identiIy the stress in your liIe.

I Ieel stressed when ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
I worry about ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
I wish I had more help with ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
I Ieel ill when ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
I Ieel drained when thinking about ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸ needs to be repaired.
What iI ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
What iI ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.
What iI ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸¸.

Other worrisome things on my mind are:

Take some time now to identiIy the people, places, music, activities and exercises that help you unwind
and relax.
When planning your schedule Ior the upcoming week, be sure to schedule adequate time to engage in
relaxing and Iun activities. (Make this a priority.)

My 8elaxlng

Use the Iirst two stress identiIication tools to assist you in completing this table.
Stressor Follow Up Action HelpIul Resources

Long wait at the
I will catch up on my email. My cell phone.

I will also proactively reduce my stress by

A good way to keep your stress in check is to make daily, weekly and monthly checklists oI only the most
important things you wish to accomplish. This will help you 'weed out¨ the unimportant things.

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