Coping made easy

A Guide for Coping

Coping Toolbox

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Our goal is to have a toolbox of coping skills so there are always more to choose from if one does not work. To cope effectively, we need to cope and cope, without giving up, until our stressors are manageable. Then we need to cope some more to make sure they stay that way. The trick to coping effectively is to do it regularly and make it a part of our lives. Can you think of one step you can take toward making coping a regular part of your life?


Author: Dr. Ann Goelitz

Dr. Goelitz is a writer and a scholar with a wide scope of clinical experience, ranging from working with trauma survivors after September 11th to her role as a psychiatric social worker at a top New York hospital. For the past ten plus years, she has specialized in her private practice on cognitive behavioral therapy, dream analysis, and EMDR, helping clients navigate transitions and heal from trauma and loss. A seasoned educator, she has done extensive public speaking, published numerous articles, and co-authored an award winning resource directory for caregivers. Her soon-to-be published book, From trauma to healing, has received endorsement and accolades from leaders in the field of trauma. Her latest writing projects include a book on how to cope with stress written with both laypeople and professionals in mind. She has taught at Columbia University and Hunter College.

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