Glossary

Acute stress
The discomforting mental sensation of the mind and/or body to an isolated challenging event or anticipated undesirable change.

Adjustment Disorder
A psychiatric disorder marked by inappropriate or inadequate responses to a change in life circumstances. Depression following retirement from work is an example of adjustment disorder.

“Ah-ha!” moment
A sudden revelation that elicits joy from a new understanding.

Attitude Adjustment
A new perspective achieved by a change in values or knowledge and how they relate to each other.

Autogenic Training
Autogenics uses a relaxed position and the verbal suggestion of warmth and heaviness in the limbs to induce a state of deep relaxation and stress relief.

Chronic Stress
Chronic stress occurs when one experiences conflict over an extended period of time with the effects becoming apparent as symptoms of declining mental and physical health.

Collective Consciousness
The subconscious energetic network that connects the souls of all humans.

Cognitive Appraisal
The process of a person thinking about, and interpreting, an experience based on their past experiences, religious beliefs, learned attitudes, values and prejudices.

Cognitive Disorders
Faulty thinking patterns, such as all-or-none thinking, overgeneralization, mental filters, incorrect assumptions, disqualifying the positive, jumping to conclusions, labeling and mislabeling, and personalization.

Cognitive Reappraisal
A stress control strategy that helps us rethink potential stressors so that they are interpreted in an adaptive, health-promoting fashion rather than in a maladaptive and stress-fostering pattern of thought.

Creative Conflict Resolution
The simultaneous use of appropriate resources and tools (honesty, forgiveness, objective inquiry, acceptance, compassion, exploration) to achieve change or shift toward a desired outcome.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
A form of alternative psychotherapy aimed at alleviating unwanted thought and behavioral patterns that is administered through a ritual tapping on acupuncture points. It is aimed to manipulate the body’s energy field at the meridians.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)
The ability to identify, assess, and manage the emotions of one’s self, others, and of groups.

Emotional Reasoning
The reaching of non-rational conclusions by using subjective ideas and emotions in a reasoning type of process.

Empowerment
The higher achievement of one’s inherent but formerly underdeveloped self-confidence, spirituality, mental and physical skills, emotional stability, creativity and productivity.

Enhancement Synergy
The alignment of two or more collaborative efforts to achieve a positive change that is larger than the sum of the separate efforts.

Fight or Flight Response
The reaction of the body to a perceived threat or danger, where the body secretes the hormones adrenalin and cortisol that temporarily speed the heart rate, slow digestion, and shunt blood flow to the major muscle groups, giving the body a burst of energy and strength. When the threat is gone, the body returns to it’s normal background chemistry.

Habit Restructuring
The process through which one intends to consciously eliminate or redirect habits that are having a negative effect on the body or mind.

Higher Self
The spiritual place of one’s Godliness connection that one can willfully tap into when one consciously chooses to live unconditional love.

Holistic Listening
In addition to hearing the meaning of spoken words, Holistic Listening also “hears” feelings, emotions, wants and needs, and unspoken messages between the words and lines.

Integrity
Our personal expression that results from the alignment of our spiritual believes, thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Law of Attraction
The scientifically unproven belief that what we think about and feel at our deepest level of  being is what we get in our lives . The Law of Attraction argues that thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) can affect things outside the head, not just through motivation, but by other means. The term “manifesting” as regards the mental willing an outcome can be used interchangeably with the Law of Attraction.

Mindfulness
The calm awareness of one’s body functions, feelings, content of consciousness, or consciousness itself. An elevated level of awareness.

Namaste Economics
An articulation of the already underway revolution in business, towards greater levels of authenticity, integrity, purpose and an abundant economic future. It is a guide for business leaders as they align their strategies and careers with the conscious evolution of society and economics.

Overly Protective Ego (OPiE)
A component of one’s ego that creates negative emotions by perpetuating inappropriate conflict, insecurity, fear, and maintenance of one’s self image.

Personal Refurbishing Project
An overhaul of one’s values that is followed by the creation of a new life plan.

Personal Stress Profile
One’s assessment of his stress tolerance point, stress triggers, vulnerability factors, and stress response tendencies.

Personal Values Framework
A list of positive values that one wishes to create more of in one life (such as honesty, compassion, freedom, humor), accompanied by a list of negative values (such as anger, denial, violence, greed) one wants to eliminate from one’s life.

Phobia
An intense and persistent unreasonable fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people.

Powerful Questioning
A technique of asking progressively deeper searching questions that elicit answers that more fully reveal feelings, fears, emotions, reasoning, truths, and avoided yet important topics.

Reflective Listening
A conversational technique where the listener responds to the speaker using the language, words, expressions, and feelings of the speaker to check on the accuracy of the listener’s understanding of what the speaker said.

Relaxation
Relaxation is a feeling of refreshing tranquility that arises in the absence of fear or stress or responsibility. Relaxation has also been described as the remission from attention and effort; indulgence in recreation, diversion, or amusement. Looking at it another way, relaxation is a well-being state of mind determined by one’s environment, activity, feelings, and thoughts.

Self-care
One’s understanding and behavior that helps to build a healthy mind, body and spirit for himself and others.

Self-full
The personality characteristic of a person who practices self-care.

Selfish
A personality characteristic of a person who causes negative impacts to others by being obsessed at satisfying his own needs first.

Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

Shift
A permanent willful change in one’s values that is a positive growth step toward greater personal effectiveness

Stressor
A stimulus, or event, that provokes a stress response in an organism. Stressors can be categorized as acute or chronic, and as external or internal to the organism.

Stress Steadiness
Also known as “emotional resilience”, it’s a personality characteristic that enables persons to stay healthy in stressful circumstances. It includes belief in one’s ability to influence the situation, being committed to or fully engaged in one’s activities, and having a positive view of change.

Stress Management Portfolio
One’s plans and strategies for reducing stress based on the identified subjects in one’s Personal Stress Profile.

Time Famine
The feeling that there just isn’t enough time to do what you need to do, let alone what you want to do.

Unconditional Love
The intent to create, through honesty and sharing, happiness for yourself and others.

“My goal is to translate response into results. Some teachers teach for others to learn. That’s not me. Some teachers teach for others to accomplish. That is me.”
Jim Rohn