Coping Skills: Stress

Coping Skills: Stress

People with solid recovery find that having a toolbox filled with effective coping skills is an important resource. These non-chemical coping skills replace the old, destructive habits of using, numbing, and avoiding. This program specifically addresses Coping with Stress.


The definition of Cope:

To deal effectively with something difficult.

When starting down the path to recovery, coping with some of the realities of your life can be challenging. Many of us experienced life by numbing ourselves, so when we remove the harmful substance from our life, it can be hard to deal with certain situations.

Developing strong coping skills can help you get through the challenges. This program will give you an overview of one type of coping skill.

Coping with Stress

There are many tools available online to help you with your stress levels. Here's a list of some stress management articles and videos. At the end of the articles, there will be a field for you to enter a stress management goal that you can share to one of your Spaces.


In the following TED Talk, Dr. McGonigal speaks about two important findings in recent stress research.

TED Talk: How to make stress your friend
Kelly McGonigal

Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind

Finally, the following video offers some simple tips for managing stress effectively.

Brainsmart: Managing Stress


American Heart Association: To Stress or Not to Stress

National Institutes of Health: Learn to Manage Stress

The American Institute of Stress: Stress Management Tips

Final Thoughts

Stress is a reality for all of us. For better stress management, you must first understand your own stress levels.

Then, use the techniques mentioned above to create a stress management goal that will help you become more serene amid stressful moments.

Create a goal around of the stress management techniques you've learned in this program.

Keep learning about coping skills and read Coping Skills: Cognitive Strategies.

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