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Performance Under Pressure: Managing Stress in the Workplace by Bruce Tulgan, Heidi Wenk Sormaz

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CHAPTER 5

Optimal Energy Management: Stop and Breathe

NOW THAT YOU have reviewed your relationship with stress, you need to take charge of your responses to it. This involves developing a plan and a set of stress management skills so that you will be able to thrive under pressure. Chapters 5 through 7 present an effective process for doing just that. Its techniques reflect the principle that performing well under pressure requires optimal energy management and optimal perception.

The four steps of this process were first described by the Mind/Body Medical Institute of New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School. We have expanded their approach based upon our own research and experience. We describe these steps as Stop – Breathe ...

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