Frequently asked questions

Chronic stress is when the sympathetic nervous system is aroused. Epinephrine, norepinephrine and corticosteroids are released into your system that cause short term and long term effects.

Heart Rate increases
Respiration rate increases
Blood rushes to arms and legs(creates anxious sensation)
Tunnel vision
Brain function is limited

Brain loses the ability to learn over time
Heart issues
Standoffish defensive/mood swings
Body stuck in fight or flight mode

Dr. Richard Eleftherios Boyatzis (born October 1, 1946) is a Greek American organizational theorist and Distinguished University Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University, Adjunct Professor in People/Organizations at ESADE, as well as HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business. He is considered an expert in the field of emotional intelligence, behavior change, and competence.

The basis of Intentional Change Theory is what we call “the five discoveries.” These are:

  1. The ideal self and a personal vision
  2. The real self and its comparison to the ideal self resulting in an assessment of one’s strengths and weaknesses, in a sense a personal balance sheet
  3. A learning agenda and plan
  4. Experimentation and practice with the new behavior, thoughts, feelings, or perceptions
  5. Trusting, or resonant, relationships that enable a person to experience and process each discovery in the process