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Triggers and Coping Skills Worksheet

Sara Quitlag

On this page, we will provide you with Triggers and Coping Skills Worksheet. It will help you learn coping skills.

What are the Triggers and Coping Skills Worksheet?

Triggers are reminders from our past that put us in distressing thoughts. Triggers can be anything from our past, places, people, emotions, and behavior that can cause distress. They can take you to the past in just a minute. Coping skills are the alternative behavior, thoughts, and actions that one learns to deal with the triggers.

How Triggers and Coping Skills Worksheet helps?

Triggers and coping skills go hand in hand; with every triggering thought, you need to have an alternative positive thought or coping skills with a plan to deal with the triggering thought. Triggers can either be positive or negative, although negative triggers can have the most damaging effects. 

Instructions on how to use the Triggers and Coping Skills Worksheet

Triggers can be external as well as internal, in order to learn coping skills, you are supposed to find out what, when and how your triggers affect you. One of the most important steps to identifying triggers and managing them in healthy ways is to be self-aware, then thinking about a plan and taking an action.

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On this page, we provided you with a Triggers and Coping Skills Worksheet which hopefully helped you learn coping skills.

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Sara Quitlag

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.