Coping Techniques

Coping Techniques

Butterfly Hug

  • Butterfly is an ancient symbol of transformation
  • Self-soothing technique
  • It can be used in the presence of fear or anxiety

Self-Care Calendar

  • The SelfCare Calendaris a reminder to love yourself, take care of yourself, and treat yourself kindly.
  • It will help you prioritize self-care even if you think you’re too busy.
  • You can find free printable calendars on google, blank or filled out.
  • You can add self-care activities to your scheduler or use the calendar on your phone.


  • Music has been well-known to affect our moods throughout human history.
  • Make a playlist of songs to play when you want to feel good.
  • Research shows that different music genres can affect our mood in different ways.

5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique

  • 5: Acknowledge FIVE things you see around you. It could be a pen, a spot on the ceiling, anything in your surroundings.
  • 4: Acknowledge FOUR things you can touch around you. …
  • 3: Acknowledge THREE things you hear. …
  • 2: Acknowledge TWO things you can smell. …
  • 1: Acknowledge ONE thing you can taste.

Additional Self-Care Activities / Exercises