Healthy Skills
Unhealthy Skills
True/False
Stress
Random
100

Name three healthy coping skills

Journaling, Listening to music, Reflecting, Mindfulness, Distraction, Playing games, Talking with family or friends...

100

Name two unhealthy coping skills

Isolating, getting angry, over eating, over sleeping, hurting yourself or others, substance use...

100

Talking to others about your problems is an unhealthy coping skill.

FALSE.

Talking to others can help us work through our problems and emotions and can make us feel supported.

100

Name one place where you feel calm and safe.

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100

Name 3 things you are grateful for today

1, 2, 3

200

What is your favorite coping skill?

Up to you!

200

What happens when we do not use our coping skills?

Bottling things up and not using coping skills can result in us getting angry, hurting our relationship with others, causing problems, or hurting ourselves.

200

Coping skills is just deep breathing.

FALSE.

Coping skills are whatever you want it to be! Whatever can calm us down, make us happy, and re-center our minds and bodies.

200

Do the Rainbow coping skill or 5 senses coping skill

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet

5 see, 4 hear, 3 feel, 2 smell, 1 taste

200

Name 3 of your strengths

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Looking at our strengths can help us focus on them, and help them to grow even stronger.

300

Your friend said something really mean to you at school. You just want to yell at them and scream! What can you do instead?

300
What is the difference between healthy and unhealthy coping skills? 

Healthy skills are skills that provide comfort and often help the feeling or situation. Whereas an unhealthy coping skill would make things worse and could affect others.

300

I only need to use coping skills when I am angry.

FALSE. 

Coping skills can be used at anytime. Sad, mad, anxious, worried, even happy. It can help us combat feelings that may come up later if we are able to have that time to relax and reset.

300

You had a really bad day at school and you still have homework to do when you get home, how do you handle it?

(healthy coping skills)

Having to continue a tough day is not easy. Take a break, do something you enjoy, give yourself a time limit and then return to the hard stuff.

300

Finish this sentence:

I feel ____ because ____.

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400

Name a coping skill that you don't use that you would like to try

Up to you! 


Try it out and report back next week how it went for you
400
You're feeling sad today so you decide to stay in bed all day. Is that a healthy or unhealthy skill?

Unhealthy coping skill.

Although it is totally fine to have sad days, isolation and lack of movement can make you feel even worse. Do your best to get up and try again. Or start new the next day.

400

The same coping skills work for everyone.

FALSE.

400

2 minutes of deep breathing and reflect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tOJZQhO_Uw


Deep breathing sometimes may feel silly, but it really does slow your heart rate down and helps your body become more relaxed by allowing for more oxygen.

400

Name one way you have grown this year.

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500

Can you name 2 coping skills that was not said yet?

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500
Share a time when you did not use a healthy coping skill. What could you have done differently? What would have happened?

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500

Stress can affect your mental health AND physical health

TRUE.

Stress can cause your immune system to weaken and can cause you to get sick more easily.

500

What is something in your life that is stressful? Think of one way we can combat that stress.

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500

DOUBLE POINTS

Do you like therapy? and why?

What's one topic you would like to talk about or learn about that we have not talked about yet in therapy?

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