Healthy Coping Skills
Unhealthy Coping Skills

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


Name one example of an unhealthy coping skill.

Avoiding Help; Fighting; Yelling at others; Harming others or yourself; Social media; Procrastinating; over or under eating; Avoiding issues; yelling at others/lashing out; using drugs or alcohol, isolating yourself from others


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


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


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.


True or False: Coping skills are not important to your well-being.

FALSE! Coping skills are important for your overall health.


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, 


Why is it important to love yourself?

loving yourself = better self esteem, better relationships with others, less anxiety and stress, better self esteem, better coping skills


What's a difficult situation that came up recently and what coping strategies did you use?



What is one way unhealthy coping skills affect us?

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


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

a.) better relationships 

b.) more stress 

 c.)healthy mind and body 


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


Is positive self talk a way to show yourself love?



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!


True or False?

All stress is out of your control.

False; sometimes we create out own stressful situations 


Name 2 coping skills that can be used to reduce stress? 

- meditation, talking with someone, breathing exercises, exercise, mindfulness, yoga, coloring, go for a walk


Tell me one positive affirmation (A positive thing you say to yourself, about yourself.) 

  • I am enough. I have enough.
  • I can do hard things.
  • I allow myself to be more fully me.
  • I believe in myself.
  • I am grateful for today.
  • I am worthy.
  • I am successful.
  • I am confident.
  • I am powerful.
  • I am strong.
  • I am beautiful.
  • I am getting better and better every day.
  • All I need is within me right now.
  • I wake up motivated.

What coping strategies can you use to help with difficult emotions?

positive self-talk; meditate, take deep breaths, talk to a friend/family/staff member, go for a walk, colouring


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

Anger; Sadness; Anxiety; Jealousy; Guilt 


When does a healthy coping skill become unhealthy?

When it is done excessively and in a unhealthy way.

When it negatively affects your life


When is practicing self care important?

Every single day! Especially when you are feeling down, unwell or unmotivated 


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



True or False: It's easy to stop feeling stressed.

Why or why not?

False: Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with pressure. It takes time to build coping skills and find what helps relieve your stress. 


True of False: Coping skills help us properly handle negative emotions, panic attacks, and other difficult situations.

True. When you effectively deal with a negative emotion or situation, you also move on and let go of the negative feelings that are associated with that experience.


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


Click to zoom