Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills
Benefits
Self-Care
Reflection
Emotions
Expressing Emotions
Triggers
100

Distraction coping skill

TV, movies, reading, drawing,, knitting, pain induction, ect.



100

Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill

Avoiding Help

Fighting

Yelling at others

Harming others or yourself

100

Name 2  benefits of using healthy coping skills?

they reduce stress 

they allow us to create better relationships 

they allow us to have a healthy mind and body 

100

Tell me some ways to care for yourself

healthy eating good, sleep schedule, speak nicely to yourself, surround yourself with positive people



100

What is something that made you smile today?

ANY

100

What are 2 coping skills you can use when you feel sad?

ANY

100

One healthy way I can let someone know that I am sad

ANY

100

What is a trigger?

A trigger is something that sparks an emotion within us. Triggers can make you upset, anger or even happy. Triggers can be a date, a smell, something someone says/does, a picture or anything that reminds you of something that makes you feel an emotion.

200

Emotional awareness coping skill

Journaling, talking to someone, etc.

200

How do unhealthy coping skills affect us?

they can hurt us, can hurt others, can cause more problems, etc

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

why is self love important?

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

200

What new coping skill are you going to try or would like to try?

ANY
200

What is a healthy coping skill to use when you're feeling lonely and isolated?

ANY

200

One healthy way that I can let someone know that I am angry

ANY
200

Name one of YOUR triggers!

ANY

300

Self-soothing coping skill

Smelling candles, taking a shower, putting on comfy clothing, listening to music, etc.

300

What are two emotions that often lead you to engage in unhealthy coping skills?

ANY
300

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

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

300

Name one way you take care of your self that involves emotions.

Crying, Reaching out to a friend, Journaling, Positive self talk/Affirmations, Process emotions with self or trusted person

300

What is different today than a year ago that you are grateful for?

ANY
300

What are 2 coping skills you can use when you feel ANGRY?

ANY

300

True or false: Words are the only way to communicate.

False! We also use our eye contact, facial expressions, and body language.

300

Who is someone you trust that you can go to when you are feeling triggered?

ANY

400

NAME A TYPE OF MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUE

ANY

400

What is an unhealthy coping skill you could replace with a healthy coping skill?

ANY

400

What does Healthy coping skills help you with? 

ANY

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

400

Tell me one positive affirmation

ANY

400

Name 2 things you can do to prevent stress and anger from building up.

Practicing self-care, having a healthy support system, engage in coping skills, acknowledging and processing stressors, getting adequate sleep, eating nutritious foods, etc.

400

What are 2 coping skills you can use when you feel FRUSTRATED?

ANY

400

What are examples of unhealthy expressions of emotions?

 saying things you don't mean, hitting someone else, breaking things

400

How can feeling triggered effect our mood?

It can make us feel agry, upset or sad even when we were just feeling happy or okay.

500

Crisis intervention coping skill

Calling a crisis line, 911, or going to the hospital/ Urgent Care Center, etc.

500

What is an unhealthy coping skill you currently use?

ANY
500

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

ANY

500

Tell me 2 ways you practice self love/self care?

ANY

500

Identify an emotion that is difficult for you to express

ANY
500

What are 2 coping skills you can use when you feel ANXIOUS?

ANY

500

What does it mean to communicate or express your emotions aggressively?

being bossy, intimidating, or forceful. Placing blame on others, doesn’t take responsibility for self. Lack’s empathy. Doesn’t respect the personal boundaries of others. 

500

How do you know when you are feeling triggered?

ANY

600

When does a healthy coping skill become unhealthy?

When it is done excessively and in a unhealthy way

600

Name a coping skill that is hard for you to use

ANY

600

what is something that you do that is a benefit to your life?


ANY

600

Share your favorite type of self-care and a new one that you would like to try!

Journaling, talking with a friend/counselor/therapist, meditation, gratitude statements, riding a bike, going on a walk/run, etc.

600

Share a challenge that you are grateful for.

ANY

600

List 3 things/activities that will make you happy.

ANY
600

What is the difference between using ”I” Statements and ”You" Statements”?

What is the focus is kept on self and doesn’t place blame on others.

600

There are two types of triggers internal and external, give an example of one of the types of triggers.

Internal triggers are emotions, feelings, thoughts, and memories that make a person anxious, stressed etc. 

External triggers are particular locations, activities, things, people, places, objects, situations, smells, tastes, images, and events that make the person stressed, anxious etc. 

It is more difficult to deal with internal triggers than with external ones. A person cannot always control internal triggers. For example, they may not be able to control their thoughts or how they feel.

 

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