The awareness of inevitable life limitations, experienced as painful ‘negative feelings’ and the need to cope with them, is referred to as the reality principle.)
Included on every person’s list of so called ‘negative’ feelings are: anxiety, depression, frustration, and tension. Other so-called negative feelings are: not knowing, ambiguity, ambivalence, complexity, fear, shame and guilt.
A necessary requirement for a person to be able to maintain a relative sense of balance when threatened by internal and or external limitations is the presence of a strong sense of personal identity (the psychological structure of the self) and a strong ego (the voice of reason).
If a person lacks adequate psychological structures [ i.e. a solid self and a strong ego] they are vulnerable to being overwhelmed by negative affects particularly those of frustration, anxiety, depression, and or tension (stress).
When life limitations are experienced as overwhelming one feels as if they are thrown off balance typically referred to as a state of crisis. A person in crisis describes himself as feeling like a lost child wishing to be rescued – literally taken by the hand by a secure supportive adult.
People in a state of crisis are most in need of someone who will actively come to their aide to help them restore their lost sense of balance. This proactive process of helping people in crisis is referred to as crisis intervention.
By far the primary aim of nearly all of the conventional approaches in coping with crises has been their focus on relieving the pain associated with symptoms.
However, break through findings of relatively recent research, and practical experience, indicates that the most effective crisis intervention is that which addresses underlying causes rather than simply focusing on symptom reduction.
What You Will Discover
Those principles and facts which are most important in effectively coping with anxiety, depression, frustration, and stress.
How to create and maintain an atmosphere most conducive to effectively cope with anxiety, frustration, and stress and a feeling of helplessness.
To identify frustration, stress and anxiety both from the inside out and the outside in.
To identify triggers that set off anxiety, depression, frustration, and stress.
To identify the process that automatically leads either to self-esteem regulation or crisis.
To learn how to keep steady under internal and external pressure.
How to attain and sustain a positive attitude to normal and inevitable stressful events.
When stuck, learn to connect with and utilize both your own and the other person’s unique creative process in the service of effective problem resolution