Four Quadrants
Body Mind Spirit Emotion


Stress is an individual’s response to  perceived environmental factors or experiences which can be positive (e.g. buying a house) or negative (e.g. becoming ill).  When a person believes that (s)he does not have the needed skills to meet the demands of a situation -- (s)he will often feel stressed triggering a fight or flight response of the body.

Personal hygiene, weight gain or loss, low self esteem, paranoia, loss of motivation, (physical or mental), loss of appetite, pain, poor concentration, poor communication, helplessness, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, blame, fatigue, fearful, hatred, humiliation, reduced motivation, self-blame, sadness, social withdrawal, stress, guilt, intimidation, oppression, loss of culture

Physically stress can lead to sweating, hunger,  loss of appetite, weight gain, weight loss, headaches, nausea, and bodily soreness.  Chronic stress can lead to more serious problems such as high blood pressure and/ or other related heart problems.

Signs of intellectual stress can include depression, low self-esteem, paranoia, lack of self-respect, and reduced motivation.

Signs of emotional stress can include feelings of  anger, sadness, loneliness, helplessness, panic, anxiety, and withdrawal.

In terms of one’s spirituality, stress can make one feel alone or at a loss for spiritual guidance.