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Personal Stress Profile Mascots from NERVOUS SYSTEM NEUTRAL

Get to know your Personal Stress Profile from NERVOUS SYSTEM NEUTRAL

These are a few quick questions to gather information for yourself about how you show up naturally in the world - it's just information, no judgement. These are systems for how you show up in the world in different contexts and helps you get more information about your unique nervous system.

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Question 1 of 15

How do you usually experience stress / fear symptoms as a FIRST reaction?  

This is just about how stress / fear shows up for you first. We often have a mix - but think about what shows up first and if you have more symptoms like shaking / trembling (body) VS catastrophising / thoughts racing (mind)

A

🧍‍♀️Body / examples : shaking, upset tummy, dizziness, etc

B

🧠 Mental / examples : catastrophising, doom scenario ideation, disassociation, etc

Question 2 of 15

What is your FIRST, most typical base fear reaction 

When you are in situations of stress or vulnerability, which reaction do you notice coming up the most for you? This is the FIRST reaction inside you - not how you’ve taught yourself to respond. 

A

🤺 Fight / Feeling agressive, hardened voice, battlestations, feeling protective

B

🪶 Flight / Wanting to run away, rushing / speaking really quickly, wanting to get out of a situation, wishing yourself away from the stressful context, etc

C

🦌 Freeze / Mental blocks, losing your place, not finding words (without other memory problems), body seizing up, forgetting to breathe, etc

D

🤡 Fawn / Agreeing with everyone, losing your interior conviction, worried about other people’s opinions (if they laugh / cough / etc), losing your interior pulse, trying to make sure everyone else is ok

Question 3 of 15

What is your SECONDARY most typical base fear reaction ?

When you are in situations of stress or vulnerability, which reaction do you notice coming up the most for you? This is the SECOND reaction inside you - not how you’ve taught yourself to respond. 

(Select all that apply)
A

🤺 Fight / Feeling agressive, hardened voice, battlestations, feeling protective

B

🪶 Flight / Wanting to run away, rushing / speaking really quickly, wanting to get out of a situation, wishing yourself away from the stressful context, etc

C

🦌 Freeze / Mental blocks, losing your place, not finding words (without other memory problems), body seizing up, forgetting to breathe, etc

D

🤡 Fawn / Agreeing with everyone, losing your interior conviction, worried about other people’s opinions (if they laugh / cough / etc), losing your interior pulse, trying to make sure everyone else is ok

Question 4 of 15

Do you naturally express Ask Culture or Guess Culture?

 

A

🎯 Ask Culture / Directly asking for what you need and want

B

❓Guess Culture / Indirectly asking for what you need and want, creating a context for others to offer help instead of soliciting them directly

Question 5 of 15

What’s your Attachment Style? 

This is the theory of how we relate to other people. Again, this is just INFORMATION, not judgement. Please answer honestly. You can learn more about Attachment Styles separately, it’s really helpful in relationships! Here’s an article that gives great examples https://www.forbes.com/health/mind/what-are-the-attachment-styles/. Here’s another article and quiz with the people who wrote THE book https://www.npr.org/2022/02/09/1079587715/whats-your-attachment-style-quiz

A

🥺 Anxious / Clingy, call/text a lot, want to make sure through contact & reassurance that everything’s ok, stalker-y

B

👻 Avoidant / Ghosting, giving space, disappearing, disengaging, stepping away

C

🌱 Secure / a balanced perspective that can be intimate and close without becoming overly worried, and you know how to be present for big feelings.

D

😵‍💫 Disorganized (or Anxious-Avoidant) / You might feel confusion about relationships and also unable to express emotions or open up in a positive or healthy way, often develops from childhood misattunement.

Question 6 of 15

How safe did you feel as a child? (Physically &/or Emotionally)

A

1 / Not safe

B

2 / Often unsure about my safety

C

3 / Didn’t feel unsafe, but didn’t feel loved, many un-repaired upsetting moments

D

4 / Safe, some moments of feeling loved, some un-repaired upsets

E

5 / Very safe & loved, sometimes with upsets but always repaired

Question 7 of 15

Do you have a high-pressure work life?

This is how YOU perceive the pressure of your job or employ. Again, this is just INFORMATION, no judgement - all of this is aimed to help you understand yourself better. There is no judgement here. 

A

1 / No pressure - very few responsibilites

B

2 / Little Pressure - few responsibilities, just need to show up on time, work rarely “comes home with you”

C

3 / Medium Pressure - some responsibility, work sometimes “comes home with you”

D

4 / Pressure - Often stressful, work/schools is frequently your mind even away from the office/school, you may have some responsibility, it may impact your health, occasional trouble sleeping, etc.

E

5 / High-Pressure - work is constantly stressful, it’s often in your mind even away from the office/school, you may have lots of responsibility, it may impact your health, have panic attacks, etc.

Question 8 of 15

Do you have a high-pressure home life?

A

1 / No pressure - very few responsibilities, just need to look out for myself, communication really simple

B

2 / Little Pressure - few responsibilities, just need to show up on time, rarely feels like an added stress or like you’re not sure where things stand

C

3 / Medium Pressure - some responsibilities, sometimes feels like a lot of stress, rarely unsure where you stand, comfortable talking about issues

D

4 / Pressure - Often stressful, your home life is frequently your mind even away from home, it may impact your health, occasional trouble sleeping, etc., not always comfortable talking about issues

E

5 / High-Pressure - constantly stressful, it’s always in your mind even away from home, may impact your health, have panic attacks, etc. Rarely/never comfortable talking about issues

Question 9 of 15

How safe do you feel at work?

A

1 / Not safe - Toxic or abusive situation with management / colleagues / coworkers - always “watching my back”

B

2 / Often unsure about my safety - not sure who I can trust, maybe some bad experiences

C

3 / Don’t feel unsafe, but don’t feel respected, many un-repaired upsetting moments

D

4 / Safe and integrated in the structure, a feeling of job security, some moments of feeling respected, some occasional un-repaired upsets

E

5 / Very safe & respected, confident in your job security, sometimes with upsets but always a way forward, my ideas are heard and often reasonably considered

Question 10 of 15

How safe do you feel in your close personal relationships?

A

1 / Not safe - toxic / abusive relationship, always walking on eggshells

B

2 / Often unsure about my safety - no abuse but often walking on eggshells

C

3 / I feel safe, but not loved, many un-repaired upsetting moments

D

4 / Safe, some moments of feeling loved, some un-repaired upsets

E

5 / Very safe & loved, sometimes with upsets but always repaired

Question 11 of 15

What’s your biggest worry right now?

Question 12 of 15

What is your age?

A

Under 18

B

18-22

C

23-26

D

27-36

E

37-45

F

45-60

G

61-75

H

75 and up 🚀

Question 13 of 15

What do you want to change, work on, or learn about yourself?

Question 14 of 15

Education Level (current or completed)

A

High School

B

Undergrad / Bachelor’s degree

C

Master’s degree

D

Phd or other terminal degree

E

No formal schooling

Question 15 of 15

Where do you live?

A

Antarctica

B

Africa

C

Asia

D

Australia / Oceania

E

North America

F

South America

G

Europe

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