The Comfort Stretch and Panic Zone Model is simple, easy to use and recognises how can understand oneself or others and why reactions in different situations are so varied. It takes into account how we are continually changing – how we are dynamic systems – so what is ‘in’ a zone today might be in a different one tomorrow or in a month’s time. If I work through a period of substantial change in my Stretch Zone, I can extend my Comfort Zone. Although if that change is unwelcome or imposed on me by ‘circumstances’ I am likely to resist it, and by doing so shrink my Comfort Zone, possibly increasing my Panic Zone.
Ask yourself this: ·
- What is in my Comfort Zone? ·
- What is in my Stretch Zone? And, ·
- What could send me to Panic Zone?