- 1. Stress Resolved, Illness Reversed
- 2. Example: Stress Management Overcame Infertility
- 3. What Do We Mean By Stress?
- 4. Example: Our Intelligence Knows What's Stressing Us
- 5. Applied Kinesiology and The Stress Evaluation
- 6. The Stress Evaluation Finds Eight Types of Stress
- 7. Example: Clear Direction from the Stress Evaluation
- 8. It's Not Just Headaches and Ulcers -- Any Illness Can Stem from Stress
- 9. The Roles of Illness: Escape, Justification, and Punishment
- 10. The Vital Role of Value Standards
- 11. Forgiveness: The Most Effective Way to Handle Stress
- 12. The Technical Steps of Forgiveness
- 13. Example: Forgiveness Can Remove Barriers to Healing
- 14. Example: The Transformative Power of Forgiveness
- 15. Do I Have to Believe In It To Make It Work?
- 16. Does Graf Stress Management Work for Everyone?
- 17. The Good News About Stress and Illness
Tag Archives: self-esteem and stress
Despite society’s endorsement of ever-lower value standards, the stress evaluation reveals that each of us has high value standards in a number of important areas (e.g., morality, integrity, honesty and fidelity) which cannot be lowered. While we are free to live beneath these standards, doing so constitutes a debilitating stress on us. Interestingly, these values appear to be inborn and may be raised as we gain further insight. That is, our baseline of acceptable behavior rises as we recognize a superior standard, but it cannot be adjusted downward unless we have internalized a false standard, which CAN be discarded. We appear to be hard-wired on an upward path, straying from which is very stressful to us. Continue reading