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Coping Skills Workshop


The Coping Skills Workshop is for students who want to reduce stress, improve their mood, and engage in good mental health habits. 

Topics Covered

Emotion Regulation

  • Increase positive mood events in your weekly routine.
  • Use healthy coping skills for negative events and negative moods.
  • Regular habits for mental health hygeine. 

Distress Tolerance

  • Steps to take to effectively change the situation you're in.
  • How to sit with discomfort when you can't change the situation.
  • Learn to savor the present moment instead of reliving the past or worrying about the future.
  • Live by your values and goals even when you have negative emotions.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Ask for what you need in a situation or relationship.
  • Solve interpersonal conflicts in a calm and productive way.
  • Set boundaries and say "no" when you need to.
Coping Thoughts
  • Catch your negative self-talk in its tracks.
  • Recognize when thoughts are unrealistic or unhelpful.
  • Start to think thoughts which are balanced, realistic, and helpful

Workshop Videos

We have also created Coping Skills Workshop videos below based on our previous in-person workshops for your convenience!


Distress Tolerance

Coping Thoughts

Here are the handouts from the Coping Thoughts workshop/video:

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Emotional Regulation

The ABC PLEASE video references the following additional resources:

Strategies for Better Sleep

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