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The Inner Game of Stress: Outsmart Life's Challenges and Fulfill Your Potentialby W. Timothy Gallwey
Synopses & Reviews
Renowned sports psychology expert W. Timothy Gallwey teams up with two esteemed physicians to offer a unique and empowering guide to mental health in today's volatile world. The Inner Game ofStress applies the trusted principles of Gallwey's wildly popular Inner Game series, which have helped athletes the world over, to the management of everyday stress-personal, professional, financial, physical-and shows us how to access our inner resources to maintain stability and achieve success.
Stress attacks every aspect of our well-being. Gallwey explains how negativeself-talk undermines us, making us believe that pressure is inevitable and that other people's expectations are paramount-which leaves us feeling helpless and unhappy. But as Gallwey shows, we have themeans to build a shield against stress with our abilities to take childlike pleasure in learning new skills, to properly and healthily rest and relax, and to trust in our own good judgment. With his trademark mix of casehistories and interactive worksheets, Gallwey helps us to tap into these inner strengths, giving us these invaluable tools:
- the STOP technique: Learn how to Step back, Think, Organize, andProceed with a more conscious choice process, even in the most chaotic circumstances.
- the Attitude tool: If you're feeling resentment, try gratitude.
- the Magic Pen: Develop the ability to open up your intuition and wisdom.
- the Transpose exercise: Imagine what the other person thinks, feels, wants-and develop empathy, kindness, and better relationshipskills.
- the PLE triangle: Use your goals for Performance, Learning, and Experience to redefine success and enhance enjoyment.
Now you don't have to be a championathlete-or an athlete at all-to keep your life in perspective and your performance at its peak. A one-of-a kind guide, The Inner Game of Stress allows anyone to get in the game andwin.
"From the Hardcover edition."
About the Author
W. Timothy Gallwey has produced a series of bestselling Inner Game books, which set forth a new methodology for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields. For the last twenty years Gallwey has been introducing the Inner Game approach to corporations looking for better ways to manage change. He lives in Malibu, California.
From the Hardcover edition.
Table of Contents
What our parents taught us — The inner game and stress — The Game of Stress — Who needs stress? — Our two selves — Meet your stress maker — An alternative to fight-flight-freeze — Gearing up and gearing down — Outsmarting Stress — The inner game learning code: ACT — Your tree of stability — Build a personal shield — Be the CEO of your life — The Inner Game Toolbox — Inner game tool #1: STOP — Inner game tool #2: Being the CEO — Inner game tool #3: The three conrol questions — Inner game tool #4: Trying on a new attitude — Inner game tool #5: The magic pen — Inner game tool #6: Transpose — Inner game tool #7: Redefine — Inner game tool #8: The PLE triangle — Applying the tools: Eileen's story — Applying the tools: matters of life and death — The inner game of life — Inner game resources.
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