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Five Myths About Stress Management Coaching    Not all mental health or medical practitioners are trained in stress management approaches. The stress management field is a specialized one, requiring specific training and experience to be fully effective. There are many myths floating around about the field. This article uncovers five of them so you can understand who you need to help you learn the best stress management strategies and techniques for your particular situation.    313 words.
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Five Myths About Stress Management Coaching



Bill Cole, MS, MA
Founder and CEO
William B. Cole Consultants
Silicon Valley, California



Not all mental health or medical practitioners are trained in stress management approaches. The stress management field is a specialized one, requiring specific training and experience to be fully effective. There are many myths floating around about the field. This article uncovers five of them so you can understand who you need to help you learn the best stress management strategies and techniques for your particular situation.

MYTH: You Need To Be Psychoanalyzed: Stress management is definitely not psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, or about stretching out on a couch discussing your innermost, deepest secrets. It's just simple, straightforward approaches to handling the stressors in your life.

MYTH: You Have To Talk About Your Past And Childhood: Stress management coaching is about now, not your past. A stress management coach takes you from where you are and helps you advance where you want to go.

MYTH: Learning Stress Strategies Is Complicated: Most stress control approaches are designed for fast learning and are not convoluted. You can learn many of them in moments, and walk out the door and use them in real life the same day.

MYTH: Stress Strategies Take A Long Time To Put Into Practice: A few stress approaches like yoga and progressive relaxation take a while to learn, but the vast majority of approaches can be learned in one session, and placed into action immediately.

MYTH: Stress Techniques Are The Same As Those Used In Psychotherapy: The best stress coaches use an eclectic approach, where they draw from many disciplines, and use a wide variety of modalities. Psychotherapy, medicine, counseling, psychophysiology, eastern approaches are all fertile grounds for borrowing stress control techniques.

Now you know the five major myths about stress management coaching. If you need to learn to handle your stress better, now you can make an informed decision about who to contact for help, and how the process works. Good luck.

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Bill Cole, MS, MA, a leading authority on peak performance, mental toughness and coaching, is founder and CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, a consulting firm that helps organizations and professionals achieve more success in business, life and sports. He is also the Founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association (www.mentalgamecoaching.com), an organization dedicated to advancing the research, development, professionalism and growth of mental game coaching worldwide. He is a multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree as an athlete, coach and school alumnus, an award-winning scholar-athlete, published book author and articles author, and has coached at the highest levels of major-league pro sports, big-time college athletics and corporate America. For a free, extensive article archive, or for questions and comments visit him at www.MentalGameCoach.com.

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