Why Teach & Practice Healthy Coping Skills?
Life can get really tough. So it's important to help young people -and ourselves too- to cultivate tools and tricks that can support us to get through the hard stuff of living, to relate to uncomfortable feelings with self-compassion and to practice skills that can help us to feel calmer and more relaxed. This is where using healthy coping strategies come into play. As I tell my students, healthy coping skills will not get necessarily get rid of the challenging, stressful situations (especially those we don't have control over), but they can help us to make better, more empowering choices and move aside some of the confusion, chaos, blahs & crazies so that we can better see the silver lining, cup-is-half-full perspectives and possibilities. Moreover, using healthy coping strategies can help us build our strengths and resiliences and are a means to take good, kind-care of ourselves.
Includes Tools to Help Students Identify Healthy Coping Skills
✪ Help students or clients identify healthy coping skills that they already use or might consider using the next time they need some help.
✪ Review ideas by flipping through the Sorting Cards, by completing the What Helps Me Checklist, or by doing a more creative activity using the Healthy Coping Tools Collage Cards.
✪ Create art using the Healthy Coping Tools Collage Cards and "My Coping Toolbox," "What Can Help," "Yes, Hmm, Nah Sorting Page," and "My Coping Strategies Survival Guide" worksheets.
✪ Also included is a colorable fortune teller template that students & clients can use to write in their top 8 coping strategies.
Ways to Use
➜ Classroom guidance lesson
➜ Small Group Activity
➜ Therapeutic Intervention & Assessment
➜Counseling Office and Classroom Decor
✔ Coping Skills for Kids in 2 different backgrounds
✔ 50 Coping Skills for kids Sorting Cards (ink-friendly set, too!)
✔ Healthy Coping Tools Collage Cards
✔ Sorting Worksheet
✔ My Coping Strategies Survival Guide Worksheet
✔ What Helps Me Checklist
✔ My Coping Toolbox Worksheet
✔ Coping Skills Fortune Teller
✔ Lesson Plan, aligned with ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors
✔ Ways to Use
For other Coping Skills resources, you may like:
*THE COPING TOOLS CARD GAME! *A Fun Mindfulness Stress Management Tool
*Mindfulness Lesson: Fun & Interactive Quiz Show Teaching Mindful Coping Skills
*Mindfulness Activities: School Counseling Tools for Coping Skills, Focus & Calm
*Coping Skills Lesson for School: Classroom Management & Group Counseling Game
*Mindfulness Brain Breaks: Coping Skills for Focus, Calm & Classroom Management
*BINGO! A Coping Skills Lesson & Stress Management School Counseling Game