Coping made easy

A Guide for Coping

How we cope is learned

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Our parents, teachers, and other caregivers teach us to cope but are not always good copers themselves and are often unaware of what they are teaching. We learn to eat to relieve anxiety from parents who did this or we react by yelling and slamming doors when angry because we never learned how to discharge our emotions and soothe ourselves. What did your parents teach you about coping? Do you think it was concious or unconscious? Is the coping positive or negative?


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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