- 1. Stresses Resolved, Illness Remitted
- 2. Example: Stress Management For Infertility
- 3. What Do We Mean By "Stress"?
- 4. Our Intelligence Knows What's Really Bothering Us: Example
- 5. Applied Kinesiology and The Stress Evaluation
- 6. The Eight Basic Types of Stress
- 7. Example: Clear Answers from the Stress Evaluation
- 8. Any Illness Can Come 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 Lets Healing Happen
- 14. Example: The Transformative Power of Forgiveness
- 15. Do I Need to Believe In It For It To 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