Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
Benefits
True/False
Other Q’s
100

Name a healthy coping skill that you use or want to start using.

- Reading

- Writing/Journaling

- Listening to music

- Talking to friends/family

- Taking a walk

- Deep breathing

- Meditation

-Play Games 

-Deep Breathing

100

Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

- Throwing things

- Saying something mean to others

- Yelling at others

- Harming others or yourself

100

Which of the following is a benefit of using healthy coping skills?

a.) they reduce stress

b.) they allow us to create better relationships

c.) they allow us to have a healthy mind and body

d.) all of the above

d.) all of the above

100

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.

100

Tell me about a place that makes you feel safe. 

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200

Name two healthy coping skills that you use or want to use.

- Playing a game

- Talking to a therapist

- Watching t.v./movies

- Exercising/Going for a walk

- Playing sports

- Arts and Crafts

- Talking with friends

200

Name two unhealthy coping skills.

- Yelling at others

- Saying mean things

- Not eating enough

- Avoiding the problem

200

What are some benefits that you have experienced 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


200

True or False:

You can always learn new coping skills

True!

200

What is your favorite and least favorite coping skill? Why?

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300

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.

300

How can unhealthy coping skills affect us? 

When we use an unhealthy coping skills we can hurt ourselves, hurt others, cause more problems that we have to deal with, etc.

300

Exercise is a great coping skill that is good for your _____, body, and ____ .

Mind, Soul

Exercise helps you stay healthy mentally, physically, and spiritually.

300

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.

300

Tell me about a time you used a coping skills. Which one did you use? What was the situation? Did it help? Would you do anything different?

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400

Show me how you practice  deep Breathing as a coping skill. 

Deep breathe in and slowly release it out 

400

Dani has a lot of stress from school. When she gets home, she yells at her brother to get her frustration out. Is this a healthy coping skill?

No! 

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

400

What is your favorite thing to do that helps you to relax? 

Make up your own!
400

True or False:

Using coping skills can keep you out of trouble


TRUE

400

Can you use the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 method? 

5 things you can see

4 things you can feel

3 things you can hear 

2 things you can smell 

1 thing you can taste 

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500

Tell me something you do to calm down when you are angry

There is no wrong answer-Make up your own!

500

Marley 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, but she should make sure her mom knows what she's doing.

500

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.

500

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.

500

Can you try the rainbow coping skills?

Look around the room! Name 1 item with each color of the rainbow!

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet 

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