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What are coping skills?
Coping skills are the tools and mechanisms that people use (consciously and unconsciously) to deal with the ups and downs, changes of life, stressors and even day to day chores. Changes include positive changes that are exciting or negative ones that are scary or sad.
Coping skills are different for different people. Some techniques work for some people and don’t for others. It may take some experimentation to determine what works for a person. Different skills may also work for some situations and not for others.
Some coping skills are constructive, healthy and promote a healthy and balanced life style, other coping skills can be destructive and unhealthy, promoting bad habits, conflict and confusion for example.
If you or a loved one is experiencing challenges and find you are overwhelmed, stressed and not coping it can help to look at your coping mechanisms. Notice if you have any mechanisms that are holding you back from resolving problems and notice if there are any coping mechanisms that are offering healthy support. You may find that you need to implement and bring in new coping mechanisms that make more sense to the current issues and some that are more constructive.
Examples of some unhealthy coping skills:
- Being Passive-Aggressive
Counselling can assist you in identifying any unhealthy coping mechanisms and implement healthy coping mechanisms. With healthy coping skills you can organise your life in such away that you are happier, less overwhelmed and more focused on your life and goals that you would like to reach. For individual sessions for improved coping skills as well as workshops please contact Janine on firstname.lastname@example.org