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Engagement and Resonance with the Model
Recognition and Descriptions of the Different States and Their Impact
Recognition session 4
Recognition between sessions 4–7
Awareness, descriptions and effects of the different states in the workable range model
Physical signs: tension, jittery, fidgety, agitation, trembling and hot, breathing more quickly and faster heart rate.
Emotion: anxiety, irritation, impatience and frustration.
Thinking: chaotic, constantly thinking and analysing (4 and 10).
Functioning: loss of judgement and focus; ‘spending time on lower priority jobsʼ (2), ‘out of control an unable to functionʼ (4), ‘hard to concentrateʼ (3).
All except one
All – often by the absence of being stressed
Physical: less noticeable. Absence of stress ‘recognised when I’m in the workable range by noticing what I’m NOT feelingʼ (4) ‘absence of agitationʼ (1) ‘not flown off the handleʼ (7).
Emotion: calm, happy, positive, confident, motivated, optimistic and resilient
Social: ‘more sociableʼ (7 and 10); ‘in rapport, and able to bring out the best in othersʼ (4), and ‘less vulnerable to external viewsʼ (2).
Thinking: more clear and focussed.
Functioning: rational and effective decision-making and prioritisation. ‘I can focus on single tasks or hold several items in my mind and deal with them logicallyʼ (2).
Work satisfaction: enjoyment, accomplishment and achievement.
All except one
Half did and half did not
Physical: low energy, heaviness, stiffness, fatigue.
Emotion: low mood, lack of motivation, flat, blank, grumpy, detached, withdrawn, more sensitive to conflict and criticism (2, 3, 5).
Thinking: blurred foggy mind (5) forgetful, guilty, poor concentration, hard to focus (10).
Functioning: ineffective, slow, procrastinate.
The sense of oscillation as ‘a rollercoaster (11). Emotionally, scary and intimidating (1) ‘frightening and exhausting (5).