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How a Chinese leader un-did his stress

A Chinese man recently came to my every-Sunday-afternoon life-coaching class I lead here in Kunming. He’s the leader of a new health-management company in a city called Taizhou on the east coast of China. He complained about stress, worry, and insomnia.


On a 0-10 scale, he ranked his stress level at 8. As I guided him through undoing fear, he shouted loudly four times in a silly voice, “Holy cats and jeepers creepers, I am so scared that my company will not be successful!” Speaking this only four times, his stress level dropped to a 5. He agreed to set his mobile alarm every three hours to remind himself to speak this up to eleven times in succession if he noticed any remaining stress.

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