Stress begins and ends in your brain with what your mind tells you about the threat involved in potential stressors and your ability to cope with it. Rethink works by helping you change the way you think about potential stressors and your ability to cope with the threat, harm, or loss, you associate with them. If you can do this you can short-circuit the stress response before it happens. Often, what your mind tells you about the threat posed by potential stressors and your ability to cope with is inaccurate and based on faulty or illogical thinking.
Changing the way, you view potential stressors requires that you step back and distance yourself from them and then reexamine what your mind is telling you about them and your ability to cope with them. Rethink strategies help you do this by teaching you how to slow down your runaway mind so you can think more clearly. When you can think more clearly about potential stressors you can often defuse their stressful potential.
Lastly, Rethink techniques help you co-exist with your troubling thoughts and painful emotions as you move forward towards your goals. Sometimes you cannot get rid of stressors or defuse them so you have to learn how to shift your focus off of them while coexisting with them.