AS WE HAVE SEEN, performing well under pressure requires the four basic steps of SBRT: Stop, Breathe, Rewrite, and Take Action. To review:
• Stop refers to noticing and then interrupting mental and physical cues that you are under pressure.
• Breathe means to engage in deep breathing or mindfulness in order to counteract the automatic physiological response to pressure and keep it under control.
• Rewriting involves noticing and challenging thought distortions in order to create an accurate perception of the situation at hand.
• Finally, taking action refers to the use of a problem-solving approach to respond to the situation with immediate action.
In the remaining chapters of this pocket guide, we ...