Roller Coaster
Coping Skills
True/False
Trauma
Mindfulness
100

This is the state where you spend most of your time. You are calm and able to engage in daily activities.

Regulated?

100

Name 2 coping skills 

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100

Trauma is your fault

False

100

What does PTSD stand for? 

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 

100

Name something in the room that is green 

Exit sign, markers, tree
200

This is the state where you have been triggered and are starting to escalate. 

Revving

200

How is going on a walk a coping skill? 

Mindfulness, exercise, grounding, leaving an overwhelming/triggering situation

200

All stress is out of your control 

False

200

Describe fight, flight, and freeze 

Fight: confront the threat aggressively

Flight: run from the danger 

Freeze: you find yourself unable to move or act against the threat 

200

Name something in the room you can hear 

Vent, people talking

300

Describe re-experiencing. 

The state where you are having a trauma response and are in a survival state. This could include flashbacks, self-harm, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, running away, violence. 

300

What are your top 3 coping skills? 

: ) 

300
All coping skills are healthy
False - some may be unhealthy, especially when taken to extremes 
300

What is a cat hair? What is one of your personal cat hairs? 

Something that triggers you (person, place, situation, sound, smell, time of the year)

300

Name something in the room that starts with the letter ___

: ) 

400

Describe reconstituting. 

The state where you are recovering from a survival state. You are trying to calm back down to regulated. You might be dealing with consequences from re-experiencing, crying, guilt, exhaustion. 

400

When is the best time to use coping skills? 

Every day as a habit and before you hit the re-experiencing state of the roller coaster. 

400

Passive communication is the best choice when interacting with someone who is peer pressuring you

False, assertive communication is the best choice

400

Why might someone "not care" after experiencing trauma? 

Depression or avoidance 

400

What sensations do you notice in your body right now? 

Tense shoulder, heart racing, fidgeting

500

Define Action, Affect, and Awareness

Action - behavior

Affect - emotion

Awareness - thoughts, what you are focused on

500

Teach us your favorite coping skill

: )

500

Your significant other looking through your phone without permission would be crossing a boundary. 

True

500

What is the difference between "big" traumas and "little" traumas? 

"Big" traumas: serious injury, sexual violence, or life-threatening experiences 

"Little" traumas: non-life-threatening injuries, emotional abuse, death of a pet, bullying or harassment, and loss of significant relationships. 

500

Explain what the 54321 grounding technique is and use it right now.

5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste

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