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Coping Skills: Tips and Tricks for Between Sessions

Posted on: September 4th, 2020 by Lysa Eastman

For the most part, clients seek therapy when looking to address discomfort and increase coping skills, whether due to depression, anxiety, or in their relationships. We are biased, but this is a significant first step. For me, part of therapy is how we generalize therapy outside into the client’s daily life. In the attached article on mental health tips, Dr. John Mayer highlights the therapeutic hour is but one out of the 168 hours in a week. To me, this highlights the tremendous opportunity to continue the therapeutic work outside of the room between sessions. Any feedback, not just what worked but also what did not work, the client can bring back into the next session, allows therapy to adapt to their unique experience. As mentioned earlier, the attached article provides some tips and tricks that might prove helpful in generalizing the therapeutic work outside of sessions. They are a mix of cognitive and behavioral applications that are by no means a “one-size-fits-all” approach that will work for absolutely everyone but can help you find what does work for you. https://www.self.com/story/11-little-mental-health-tips-that-therapists-actually-give-their-patients

If you would like to a little extra help in refining the coping skills that work for you, feel free to contact us at https://www.healthymynds.com/contact/

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