Resilience & Coping

Resilience is often described as the ability of the individual to bounce back after having experienced hardship. Resilience is mostly based on personal strengths, resources, and psychological capital.

Childhood trauma tests

9 Childhood Trauma Tests & Questionnaires

Childhood trauma is a difficult topic to navigate. We don’t like to think, or talk, about children being hurt. But if we’re working with clients [...]

Childhood trauma in adults

Childhood Trauma & Its Lifelong Impact: 12 Resources

Childhood trauma casts a long shadow, shaping the lives of individuals long after the events themselves have passed. As therapists, understanding the profound impacts of [...]

Window of tolerance

Expanding the Window of Tolerance: 6 PDFs & Worksheets

In 2019, 970 million people worldwide were struggling with stress, anxiety, and mental health issues (World Health Organization, n.d.). Given these soaring numbers, many individuals [...]

Mental toughness in young athletes

Boosting Mental Toughness in Young Athletes & 20 Strategies

Mental toughness is not about being the loudest and brashest athlete on the sports field, pitch, track, or in the pool. Instead, mental toughness is [...]

Unhealthy coping mechanism

10 Most Common Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms: A List

Life entails a wide tapestry of different experiences. Some of those are pleasant, some sad, others challenging. Coping mechanisms are the ways we respond to [...]

Healthy coping mechanisms

Healthy Coping Mechanisms: 9 Adaptive Strategies to Try

Have you ever watched in amazement as a family member or acquaintance overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles with strength and courage? Coping with life’s challenges is [...]

Coping skills cards

Using Coping Cards in Therapy: 13 Examples & Templates

Supporting clients to develop a range of coping skills is a common focus in therapy. Having effective coping tools helps to manage difficult emotions, overcome [...]


24 Best Self-Soothing Techniques and Strategies for Adults

Self-soothing is an emotional regulation strategy used to regain equilibrium after an upsetting event. Most of us are familiar with soothing others when they are [...]

Anxiety Tools

20 Best Anxiety Tools for Helping Your Clients Cope

Anxiety is part of our brain’s hardwired threat response, which has helped humans survive for thousands of years. We have all experienced anxiety at some [...]

Resilience counseling

Resilience Counseling: 12 Worksheets to Use in Therapy

Trauma is part of life and will be faced by all of us at some point. While it will lead to prolonged distress for some, [...]

3 Resilience Exercises Pack