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Phase 1​ Acute stress

I work with four phases of stress.

This way, you can more easily "spot" where you are on the stress scale via your stress symptom types.

All symptoms are relative and can / will of course vary from person to person, but the symptoms are typical.
Some experience the symptoms differently, some get many symptoms, others have few.


When you get stressed, you move through different phases, depending on how stressed you are.

You start in phase 1 and move on to phase 2, 3 and finally phase 4. (if you do not stop in time).

You can also swing back and forth a bit in the phases.


The symptoms that you got in phase 1, so they will follow over to the next phase, etc.

So you "carry" the symptoms with you and thus also get new symptoms on top.


In phase 1 the body whispers to you, in phase 2 the body speaks, in phase 3 the body shouts and in phase 4 it screams.


So the body "speaks" louder and louder. (see picture below).


Stress relief phase

When you need to de-stress, you have to go out of all the phases again, but by the same path that you have entered.

So for example your phase 3 symptoms they disappear so before phase 2 symptoms etc.
You then move into phase 2 (symptoms slowly disappear), and then on to phase 1.

Typical symptoms of stage 1

Acute stress is the type of stress that occurs when you feel pressured in everyday life. When you are nervous or stressed.

This form is also called positive stress because it makes you more effective at the moment.


Phase 1 stress is common, that you experience several times a day, which raises the heart rate.


When phase 1 stress occurs too frequently, it can eventually develop into moderate stress

Remember that it is individual what symptoms you may have.


However, these symptoms are typical of stage 1.

You can read about more stress symptoms on this page

These bodily symptoms are common in stage 1

  • Increased heart rate

  • Temporary palpitations

  • Increased sweating

  • Dry mouth

  • butterflies in the stomach

  • Going to the toilet

  • Tension

  • Restlessness in the body

  • Superficial breathing



In the shop for DKK 29 you can buy the very extensive audio file about the stress phases 
- click on the image below "What is stress"

The audio file "What is stress" contains, among other things:

  • The different stress phases

  • What stress is and does to you

  • What your body and mind go through in the different phases

  • Review of the general symptoms

  • Find out where you yourself are in the stress phases.

  • What happens when you experience a stress collapse


Phase 1

The body whispers to you


Let pres  


phase  2

The body speaks to you


STOP if you can 


phase 3

The body shouts at you


STOP or be stopped


FAse 4

The body screams at you


You are now in free fall

Stress collapse

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