O'Reilly logo

Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter Summary

“The way you see the problem is the problem.” That is, problems are not what happens to you, but rather what you tell yourself about what happens to you. Your perceptions and expectations in great part determine whether you will experience stress and to what degree. To reduce your stress level, you can alter your perspective by practicing the art of reframing, which involves using various strategies for shifting your point of view. Oftentimes a helpful shift involves giving up being right. Being able to step into the shoes of the other person, to really understand his or her perspective, helps you work toward win/win solutions. Stress is also caused by conscious and unconscious irrational beliefs, which often lead to catastrophizing ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required