AYE 2008 – Remembering Your Resources When Stressed
On last Monday afternoon, I attended the session, Remembering Your Resources When Stressed: The Self Esteem Toolkit led by Jerry Weinberg. This session dwelt on a idea Jerry borrowed from Virginia Satir. We have the capability to do the things we need to do, but we often forget our powers when we’re stressed. The toolkit is a set of reminders of the capabilities we have. Jerry has added to Virginia’s original list, and published them in More Secrets of Consulting.
- The Wisdom Box
- The Golden Key
- The Courage Stick
- The Wishing Wand
- The Detective Hat (and the Magnifying Glass)
- The Yes/No Medallion
- The Heart
- The Mirror
- The Telescope
- The Fish-Eye Lens
- The Gyroscope
- The Egg, the Carabiner, and the Feather
- The Hourglass
- and The Oxygen Mask
You can read about them in the book. I have; these are not new to me. I attended the session to remind myself more powerfully, so that I’ll remember these tools more readily when I need them.
And Jerry reminded us that we can add other tools to our toolbox, too. So I suggested The Ear Trumpet. This is to remind me to listen to what others have to say, and to really hear it.