How To Handle Extreme Stress - Create Your Lifeline

Use Stress to Your Advantage
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (118 ratings)
2,108 students
43min of on-demand video

5 Key Steps to handle extreme stress at work and home (especially during the COVID Pandemic)
Reframe extreme stress to face it with confidence and ease
Move from fear and anxiety to better outcomes by using the Lifeline
Example: Helps you stay centered and focused in situations that easily induce panic or negativity


  • Willing to learn and apply these steps in everyday life
  • Eager to pursue better outcomes under extreme stress


NOTE: Course offered for Free in response to the COVID Pandemic to help Teachers and First Responders. Please share widely. Best if done with 2 or more people.

In this course, you will learn how to create the MTW LIFELINE using 5 steps to handle extreme stress.

It's easy to get lost in the moment and do what comes naturally. The danger with that approach to stress is usually we will revert to a fight, flight, or shut down response.

Once you have the following 5 steps in your toolkit of approaches to stress, you'll be able to start using the stress in your life to your advantage and feel a lot better.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anybody who is fed up with stress controlling their lives
  • Students who want to be stronger and make better choices in the face of adversity, fear, and uncertainty (esp. First Responders and Teachers)
  • Anybody who wants immediate stress relief, greater clarity and control to achieve better outcomes
  • Example: Students who find drama or toxic situations holding them back


Mental Toughness Expert / Stress Management Coach
Deb Lewis
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 282 Reviews
  • 6,424 Students
  • 2 Courses

How great do you want life to feel in the days, weeks, and months ahead?

Every strategy, insight, and tool available at Mentally Tough Women (MTW) makes it easier to strengthen and improve your relationships because you learn how to use stress to your advantage.

My unique process starts with 15 steps, beginning with the 5 Step Lifeline Course for those who want to know how to thrive under extreme stress.  Our Stress Basics: How To Handle Stress To Build A Better Future Course covers 10 Fundamental lessons you'll want to master. Together, these courses help you build a solid foundation to anticipate and handle all types of stress. We offer follow-up coaching to provide additional practical mastery skills and tools.

I believe that learning is a life-long process. After retiring from the Army, I used lessons and skills from those 34 years to support my husband's cross-country bicycle tour. He rode 18,067 miles to all 50 states in one year to support our military, but I had to learn everything about the care and maintenance of our RV. My goal was to do everything possible to ensure his success.

The greater the skill, the easier it will become to accomplish your goals in life. You will find that you can face and/or recover quickly from new challenges and setbacks, using them to your advantage.

What one thing will help you most right now? I make it easier for you to clarify where you WANT to be and what it takes to get there.

Be excited for what's next. Whatever your path, you'll want to enjoy every step!

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