I was meeting in San Francisco with a client who had been working on producing an event for singles. She was very stressed. She told me she was getting less than 4 hours sleep a night for the past week and was having a hard time keeping details straight.
Anyone knows that’s a perfect formula for an accident in the making. But she had pushed herself to the point she didn’t know how to change her reactions.
I truly believe that when you are focused in this moment, there is nothing you can be stressed about. You can either do something about what stresses you or you can’t. But at this very moment, there is absolutely nothing you can be stressed about!
I offered to work with her for a few minutes and once we checked the results of the reaction level of her stress which was an 8.
I worked with her for about an hour. The event was the result, but the initial cause had more to do with her fear of failure. She had been told by her mother and her classmates that she would fail miserably when she took on the organization of her senior prom. It had been affecting her life.
Results: She called me the next day to tell me she went home and slept for 12 hours. She then started recruiting others to carry out the planning of her event. She told me she felt she was more relaxed than she had been in a long time.