Coping Skill: Breathe With Purpose

What are some other things we can do during the pause to help us cope with an overwhelming feeling and self-regulate? It’s the most basic of all things – breathing. But here’s the thing … breathing normally is not necessarily going to help you regulate. In order to slow yourself down, return to a placeContinue reading “Coping Skill: Breathe With Purpose”

Coping Skills and Self-Regulation

People talk a lot about how to cope with things that are challenging, or stressful, or any number of uncomfortable emotions. But what does “coping” actually mean to you? To me, it means a combination of two things:  Being able to tolerate the feelings that arise from a challenge. Having tools to manage the issueContinue reading “Coping Skills and Self-Regulation”