The Four P’s Model

Four P’s is a model in which your uniqueness is recognized. Events that appear insurmountable are the result of learned preconceived internalized viewpoints.

By changing thinking and associates you can improve reactions to stimuli.

Corrective action, however, takes sustained effort and hard work.

This model was a natural outgrowth of extensive research done on the subject of

coping and unemployment during the economic recession of 2002.

Two changes occurred since then. First, a presentation was developed into a 36-page booklet.

After the Coping With Unemployment Guidebook, several longer (44 & 48 pages) ones were developed,

targeting other audiences. ......................



Work with individuals and

groups inform you what worked

for other people. In the

final analysis, it is your 

responsibility to choose what

works best for you. You are

charged with choosing that

which is personally applicable.

An understated and too often

ignored fact of life is:





 Our five senses of sight, hearing, smell,

 taste, and touch provide raw data on the

 world around us. Our eyes, for example,

 capture an image of what is in our field of

 view. This picture is then processed through

 our brain. What we then “see” is a mentally

 processed perception of what is supposed

 reality. Yet, perceptions differ. Persons

 perceive different things about the same

 situation. But, you can change your

 perception and thus change your reality.



While unpleasant feelings are often

present and discussed herein, the focus

of this Guidebook is on human strength,

hardiness, and resilience. Taking control

of your thoughts and feelings provides

the promise of a bright future.


    Participating in feel-good exercises, entertaining

    presentations, interesting and inspiring self-help

    books and gurus rarely produce long-term meaningful

    life changes on their own. It takes individual effort

    and work over time. Coping is an active process that

    requires your persistence for success.