Category: Coping Skills & Tools (page 2 of 4)

Behavioral tool used to offset or overcome adversity, disadvantage, or disability without correcting or eliminating the underlying condition

Angry Fuck’in Therapeutic Letter to Former Client Part 1**

As promised in my May 26, 2009 Session Splash here is Part 1 of my two letters to a former client. This client caused me a lot of grief, including regular panic attacks. In this post I talk about a therapeutic letter writing technique I used to help the situation and include a sample of my own.

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Therapy Script for Communication*

This is a script that I used in my last therapy session. I created this so that I could finally ask my therapist all the questions that have built up, mostly because of my fear of being vulnerable. I am hoping this script will help to open up communication a little more with my therapist and lead my therapy in the right direction.

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How I Got Out of My Head

You might be wondering exactly how I did over the last week and how successful I was at “Getting Out of My Head.” Well, here is a summary of how it went and examples of how I got ‘out of my head’ just a little. Some samples are from my therapist, some are my adaptations, and some are my own.

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How Do You Feel Today?

This post is inspired by the How Do You Feel Today? Productions posters, to help you get in touch with your various emotions.

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Safety First Checklist Part 2*

This is Part 2, a further exploration of the Safety First Checklist from the “Survivor to Thriver” manual. This part discusses my therapist’s notes on Part 1 and specific risk reduction techniques.

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Breathing Exercises, Meditation and Visualization for PTSD

I am very into alternative methods of healing that I consider more “easter thought” than western medicine approaches. Here is a quick breakdown of my favorite techniques for relieving symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder and for calming down now.

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