Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
Benefits
True/False
Self Care/Love
Anger
120

Name 3 healthy coping skills.

- Work Out

- Writing/Drawing/Painting/Take Pictures

- Listening to Music

- Spending Time with Friends/Family

- Go for a Walk

- Deep Breathing/Meditation

- Imagery of favorite place

120

Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

- Avoiding Help

- Fighting

- Yelling at others

- Harming others or yourself

120

What are some benefits of making healthier choices? 

Happier 

More energy 

120

True or False: 

Talking to others about problems in our lives is a healthy coping skill.

TRUE!

Talking to others allows us to share our emotions and problems so that we do not have to go through them alone.

120

Tell me three ways to care for yourself

healthy eating 

good sleep schedule

speak nicely to yourself

surround yourself with positive people

120

name one healthy coping skill that can be used when you feel angry.

deep breathing

going for a walk

punching pillows

talk about your feelings

220

Which of the coping skills below are unhealthy.

- Getting Fresh Air

- Talking to a Trusted Friend/Adult

- Destroying Property

- Eating Unhealthy Food

- Exercising

- Playing Sports

- Taking Feelings Out on Others

- Yelling at someone you don't like

220

What is a rsult of using unhealthy coping skills? 

- Lack of trust

- Distance and resentment 

- Frustration and tension 

220

What are two benefits from using healthy coping skills?

- Feeling more relaxed

- Having a clear mind to help solve your problems

- Creating healthy relationships with others

- Being able to think about your response to a situation


220

True or False:

Every coping skill is healthy.

FALSE!

Some ways that we learn to cope are not healthy for us! (ex: fighting, eating too much, running from problems, etc.)

220

why is self love important?

loving yourself leads to better self esteem, more relationship satisfaction, better coping skills

220

True or False

Is anger a bad thing? 

False 

Anger is not bad, how we express anger can be a poor choice

Anger is an emotion that communicates when something has happened that we don't like

320

Healthy coping skills help us:

a.) Deal with stressors in our lives

b.) Work through our emotions and problems

c.) Process our thoughts and emotions

d.) All of the above

d.) All of the above

Using healthy coping skills allow us to take a minute and process what is happening with our emotions, stressors, thoughts, and problems.

320

How can unhealthy coping skills negatively affect our lives?

Unhealthy Coping Skill: Hurt Ourselves, Hurt Others, Creates Problems, Lost Friendships

320

What are the benefits of using exercise as a coping skill?

Because it helps to create hormones to control and reduce anger. 

Physical activity can also create psychological enjoyment by increasing endorphins and enhancing self-esteem which leads to a sense of calm. 

320

True or False:

Coping skills are used to avoid problems in our lives.

FALSE!

Coping skills help us work through our problems and emotions. You do not want to avoid these! Avoiding is considered an unhealthy coping skill.

320

Is positive self talk a way to show yourself love?

yes

320

How can a person know when they are starting to feel angry?

Losing patience

Clenching fists

Sweating

Wanting to run or fight 


420

Describe mindfulness. Is it a coping skill?

Mindfulness is when you center yourself in the present moment. It can be done through meditation, relaxation exercises, or just simply slowing down and taking notice of things that are currently around you. 

Yes, it is a coping skill!

420

John has a lot of stress from school. When he gets home, he yells at his brothers to get his frustration out. Is this a healthy coping skill and why or why not?

No! 

Talking with someone is a great coping skill. However, yelling is unhealthy and it may cause issues in our relationships.

420

 Name three coping skills that can be used to reduce stress?

- meditation

- talking with someone

- breathing exercises

- exercise

- mindfulness

- yoga

420

True or False:

Coping skills help you focus on the important things in your life.

TRUE!

When we can cope with problems in our lives, it is easier to focus on everything else that is important to us!

420

Tell me one positive sentence about you could say to yourself.

I can do good things

Everyday is a new day to make better choices

I deserve love

Mistakes show I am trying

420

Anger Scenario

When Bryan gets told no in school, he will shut down and not do his work. Name two coping skills Bryan could use to help calm his emotions. 

take a deep breath

take a break and come back to his work

talk about his feelings

520

Name three things that you can journal about.

- Your Feelings (sad, happy, mad, motivated, etc.)

- Thoughts

- Favorite Activities 

- Goals 

- Future Events


520

Suzie gets in to a fight with her mom. She decides to leave the situation and go for a walk. Is this a healthy coping skill?

Yes! 

Going on a walk and leaving the situation is a great way to reduce stress and calm down. 

520

What do coping skills help us with?

Coping skills help us work through and process our emotions so that we can reduce the effect that stressors have on our lives.

520

True or False:

Coping skills are not important to your well-being.

FALSE! 

Coping skills create a sense of calmness, confidence, and inner-peace. They are important for your overall health.

520

Tell me 2 ways you practice taking care of your self?

a face mask

singing music i like

giving to others

spend time with a pet


520

Scenario

Jeff is mad that something rude to him at school. What coping skill could Jeff use in the moment. 


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