Types of skills
Name that skill
Give an example
True or False
Thinkers
Can you do this to Cope?
Emotions
100

Taking your mind off the problem for a while is this type of coping skill 

Distraction 

100

Meditation and yoga is this type of coping skill 

Mindfulness 

100

Distraction coping skill 

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

100

True or false

Coping skills are used to avoid problems in our lives 

False

Coping skills help us work through problems in a healthy way 

100

How are coping skills helpful?

Builds confidence, manages emotions, helps us tackle challenges, etc. 

100

Play with a Pet or Have a 5 minute dance party?

Yes

100

Sadness 

What are 3 things that make you sad

200

Doing something that is the opposite of the impulse is this type of coping skill 

Opposite action 

200

Smelling a candle or taking a shower is this type of coping skill 

Self-soothing 

200

Self-soothing coping skill

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

200

True or false

Coping skills help you focus on important things in your life

True 

When we cope with problems and ease or emotions it helps us think clearer and tackle them better 

200

What things can make using coping skills difficult? 

Having unhealthy coping skills (i.e., defense mechanisms), struggling with mental illness, not knowing what to try, etc. 

200

Stand in the Sunshine or drink 5 glasses of water?

Yes


200

Anger

What coping technique is best (Distraction, Opposite Action, self soothing, or grounding etc)

300

Reaching out for support when no other coping skills are helping is this type of coping skill 

Crisis intervention 

300

Watching a movie or reading a book is this type of coping skill

Distraction 

300

Emotional awareness coping skill 

Journaling, talking to someone, etc. 

300

True or false

Every coping skill is healthy 

False

Some ways we learn to cope an not healthy, like fighting or using substances which are defense mechanisms 

300

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

Answers Vary

300

Water Plants or Chat with Friends?

Yes

300
Frustration

Name 3 ways to cope

400

Centering and grounding yourself in the moment is this type of coping skill 

Mindfulness 

400

Journaling and talking to someone about how you feel is this type of coping skill 

Emotional awareness 

400

Crisis intervention coping skill 

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

400

True or false 

Coping skills are something everyone is born knowing how to do 

False 

Coping skills are learned throughout our lives 

400

What makes a coping skill unhealthy? 

If it does more harm than good, such as I start to use them to enable my addictive or criminal behaviors by being dishonest about my behavior.

400

Do something nice or hug someone?

Yes

400

Anxiety

What are things that cause you anxiety?

500

Comforting yourself through your five senses is this type of coping skill 

Self-soothing 

500

Taking deep breaths and then walking away instead of fighting is this type of coping skill 

Opposite action 

500

Opposite action coping skill 

Walking away instead of fighting, laughing instead crying, standing up straight when you feel nervous, etc.   

500

True or false

Coping skills are only used to help you relax

False 

Managing stress, anxiety, and depression is not always relaxing it sometimes takes hard work 

500

Is stress something that can be controlled? 

Yes but but it takes time and practice 
500

You are in control of your own feelings. 

True.

500

Boredom

Give me 5 things to fight off boredom...that also boosts your mood

600

Positive thoughts to focus on to enhance mood or self esteem

Coping Thoughts

600

Affirmations, Positive Self talk, Inspirational quotes

Ways to encourage and motivate oneself

600

What could you use these affirmations for:

1. Today I choose to think positive

2. I can get through anything

3. All of my problems have solutions

4. I am an amazing person

1. Anxiety, doubt, anger

2. Fear, Doubt, Sadness

3. Frustration, Sadness

4. Self doubt, Sadness, Anxiety

600

Positive thoughts create positive moods, and negative thoughts create negative moods

True


Give me an example of a thought that puts you in a good / bad mood

600

Name a thought that you have often that is not helpful

...............

600

What feeling would you like to experience more often

...............

600

Happiness

List 5 things/activities that will make you happy at any given moment

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