Many coaching clients talk to me about experiencing stress and anxiety when, for example, they are asked to give a presentation, attend a job interview or have a difficult conversation. In the coaching work that follows we then look at techniques and activities to address these challenging emotions. One of these approaches is to think about, and potentially alter, how the stressful situation is being viewed.
In 2013, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal introduced a new perspective on experiencing stress and anxiety such that the sensation of anxiety is reinterpreted in a positive, energising way to boost performance. [To see Dr McGonigal's talk on her work see here].
Based upon this area of work, writer and speaker Simon Sinek has described his own practice of this approach in the following short interview. I hope you find it helpful:
If you would like to explore and develop your own approach to managing stress and anxiety with me, get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org