Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
Benefits
True or False
Self Care/Love
Bonus
100

Name 3 healthy coping skills.

- Read a Book, Writing/Drawing/Painting, Listening to Music, Spending Time with Friends/Family, Go for a Walk, Deep Breathing, Meditation, talking to somone you trust

100

Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

Avoiding Help

- Fighting

- 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 someone you trust 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

List two ways to care for yourself physically. 

healthy eating, good sleep schedule, good dental hygiene, exercise, drinking water, showering/bathing, getting in the sun

200

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.

200

 Which of the coping skills below are unhealthy.

Getting Fresh Air, Talking to a Trusted Friend/Adult, Destroying Property, Exercising, Playing Sports, Taking Feelings Out on Others, Yelling at someone you don't like

destroying property

yelling at someone you don't like 

200

What is one benefit that a person can experience 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: 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.)

200

why is self love important?

loving yourself leads to better self esteem, more relationship satisfaction, better coping skills, lowers anxiety and stress, builds self esteem and resilience, motivations for change, motivation for healthier choices in life

300

Name three things that you can journal about.

- Your Feelings (sad, happy, mad, motivated, etc.) Thoughts, Favorite Activities, Goals, Future Events, Your day

300

What is one way unhealthy coping skills affect us?

they can hurt us, can hurt others, can cause more problems, create bad habits

300

Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using healthy coping skills? 

a.) allow us to create better relationships b.) they increase stress  c.)allow us to have a healthy mind and body d.) all the above 

B

Using healthy coping skills allows us to reduce stress!!!

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

Is positive self talk a way to show yourself love?

Yes

400

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!

400

True or False?

All stress is out of your control.

False

400

Name 2 coping skills can be used to reduce stress? 

- meditation, talking with someone, breathing exercises, exercise, mindfulness, yoga, coloring

400

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

400

Tell me one positive affirmation

ANY


500

What is one healthy coping skill people can use when feeling lonely and isolated?

learning a new skill

pursue a hobby 

reading a good book 

listening to music 

connect with nature

Reach out to a friend or trusted adult

500

What is one emotion that often lead people to engage in unhealthy coping skills?

Anger

Sadness 

Anxiety

Jealousy 

Depression 

Guilt 

500

When does a healthy coping skill become unhealthy?

When it is done excessively and in a unhealthy way.

When it negatively affects your life

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

When is practicing self care important?

Every single day!!!!

600

What are some of the coping skills you are currently using?

ANY

600

What is an example of an unhealthy coping skill?

Avoiding issues 

sleeping too much 

drug or alcohol use 

impulsivity 

over/under eating

600

 Who can benefit from using coping skills? AND when should they be used? 

EVERYONE ALL THE TIME

600

True or False: There are instant "fixes" for stress.

Why or why not?

False Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure. Coping skills, personal strengths, and other environmental supports are built over time.

600

True or false: In order to practice self care you need to spend lots of time and money?

FALSE

600

What is confidentiality?

What you say to the counselor is only between you and me. Unless I have your permission to share something with your teacher or adults. UNLESS you are hurting yourself, hurting someone else, or someone is hurting you, then we must get other adults involved to keep you safe.

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