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Resilience & Coping

Resilience is often described as the ability of the individual to bounce back after having experienced hardship. Resilience is mostly based on personal strengths, resources, and psychological capital.

Coping skills cards

Using Coping Skills Cards in Therapy: 13 Examples & Templates

Supporting clients to develop a range of coping skills is a common focus in therapy. Having effective coping tools helps to manage difficult emotions, overcome [...]

Self-soothing

24 Best Self-Soothing Techniques and Strategies for Adults

Self-soothing is an emotional regulation strategy used to regain equilibrium after an upsetting event. Most of us are familiar with soothing others when they are [...]

Anxiety Tools

20 Best Anxiety Tools for Helping Your Clients Cope

Anxiety is part of our brain’s hardwired threat response, which has helped humans survive for thousands of years. We have all experienced anxiety at some [...]

Resilience counseling

How to Build Resilience in Counseling: 12 Worksheets & Activities

Trauma is part of life and will be faced by all of us at some point. While it will lead to prolonged distress for some, [...]

Protective Factors

What Are Protective Factors in Psychology? 36 Examples

Through adversity, we acquire skills, abilities, and attributes that enable us to not just survive, but ultimately, thrive. French psychiatrist Pierre Janet said: “Every life [...]

Defense Mechanism Worksheets

Defense Mechanisms Worksheets: 10 Tools for Practitioners

Perhaps unsurprisingly, we are all likely to experience trauma more than once in our lives. Less widely known is our reliance on psychological defenses to [...]

Defense Mechanisms

Defense Mechanisms in Psychology Explained (+ Examples)

As a therapist, you will often find yourself in situations when your client is displaying adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, perceptions, and thoughts in response to [...]

Finding the Silver Lining

36 Ways to Find a Silver Lining During Challenging Times

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a bad day or a truly terrible situation, life will try to knock us down. Fortunately, many coping strategies [...]

Anxiety Coping Skills

How to Deal With Anxiety: 5 Coping Skills and Worksheets

At some point, each of us will experience anxiety and stress. Recognizing that you are experiencing anxiety is the first healthy step toward learning how [...]

The Art of Coping: Strategies and Skills to Help Your Clients Cope

Can’t cope? Overwhelmed? Stressed? We all have trouble coping at some points in life. We don’t get the promotion we hoped for; our relationship breaks [...]

3 Resilience Exercises Pack