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Cleaning: Coping Skill 6/100

This is a terrific coping skill that I hear from many of my clients. If you are feeling stifled by life, maybe disordered, mentally and/emotionally cluttered if you will, try cleaning or organizing your living space. This can be pleasant … Continue reading

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Coping Skill 5/100: Gardening (outdoor OR indoor)

One of the most tranquil and rewarding coping skills I have come across is gardening. What is more relaxing and pleasing to the mind and spirit than planting. Whether you’re planting new seeds inside or sustaining established plants and taking care … Continue reading

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Coping Skill 4/100: Keep a Journal

Recording your thoughts and feelings in a journal can be very calming. It is a great strategy for coping with stress, coping with fears, coping with sadness or depression.It is a good way to connect back with yourself when you … Continue reading

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Play a musical instrument (Skill 3/100)

Not everyone has had a history of playing musical instruments. However, music is a universal phenomenon that most (if not all) human beings have a connection with. Even those who have never tried to play an instrument could try it. … Continue reading

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Coping Skill 2/100: Music

Simple: Get your favorite music. Queue it up on your favored device, computer/laptop, smartphone, MP3 player, tablet or if you’re into the classic modes of music listening, fire up the old record player, Stereo system, CD player, etc. Music, as … Continue reading

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Coping skill 1/100: Do nothing

Yes, that’s right, do nothing other than sit or lay in a quiet space. While you’re sitting or laying sedentarily, you may find yourself settling your mind, your emotions. This is potentially a good space to practice mindfulness and observe sensations … Continue reading

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“Self serve” therapeutic intervention: Coping Skills

Coping skills (AKA coping strategies) are the most important as well as taken for granted tool you can use to treat your depression, anxiety and other psychological symptoms. It is an important supplement in your treatment. Coping skills are the “self-serve” therapeutic … Continue reading

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Defense mechanisms Vs Coping Strategies

 Defense mechanisms (or coping mechanisms are automatic ways in which we have learned to cope with the disturbing stimuli bombarding us throughout our days. We use these coping mechanisms automatically, without thought. They are often self-soothing, feeling good at the … Continue reading

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Fears

Fear and anxiety go hand in hand. Often your anxiety is ignited by specific fears. Many of us know our fears. Some may not know them precisely, and this can produce an all around, formless anxiety. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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Coping Skills: Steer Your Boat Into Calmer Waters

I hear many ask, what to do for stress? Is relieving stress possible? Many need help with depress and anxiety.For those with allot of stress and too much anxiety, coping skills are important tools in your feeling better arsenal. If … Continue reading

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The Art of Sublimation: Make Procrastination Work For You (part 2)

How can you use procrastination to get things done? Simple. When you’re “waisting time” or procrastinating with seemingly unimportant tasks, you can get in the driver’s seat. In other words, it doesn’t have to be a hap hazard situation. I noticed that … Continue reading

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The Art of Sublimation: Make Procrastination Work For You

Much of what we do day to day is a product of an obligation. These responsibilities are frequently linked to 1 or more different obligations which may or may not be related to the present task your working on (or … Continue reading

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