Stop, Breath, Notice, Reflect and Respond

Recently LesLee Bickford, our Director of Programs here at Bright Morning Consulting, completed a Search Inside Yourself training and shared this practical strategy for relieving stress. Love the simplistic approach to practicing with a daily activity. I tried this today on a long drive and the reflection questions are so helpful as I begin to understand my emotions more.

Dedicated Practice

Relieving Stress

Integrated Practice

Pick an activity today that has the potential to trigger you or cause you stress. Perhaps it’s a commute to work, or a particular job or activity, or possibly an interaction with a difficult person. When you begin that activity, make a commitment to notice any trigger or stress response and try using SBNRR (Stop, Breathe, Notice, Reflect, Respond) to navigate the activity.

Reflection Question

What were the signals that a trigger response or stress was present?

What parts of SBNRR were easy for you? Difficult?

How did practicing SBNRR impact the outcome of the situation?