Coping made easy

A Guide for Coping

We Cope Naturally

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We get through life by coping. Its how we survive. Coping helps us adapt and we must adapt to survive. Unfortunately, some of what we do to cope is not helpful long term. Combat soldiers get in the habit of being on constant alert and look everywhere for enemies. This keeps them alive in combat but gets in the way when they come home. What are your natural ways of coping? Are any of them outdated?

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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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