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.
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.