This lesson provides steps on how to create effective coping mechanisms. The lesson explains the differences between effective and ineffective coping and allows members to further examine how they are addressing issues in their lives. Changing coping mechanisms can be a long process that requires awareness and effort. The process of changing coping requires one to build new pathways in the brain to break old behaviors/habits. Changing coping can help a person gain positive emotional growth.


  • State a definition of coping.
  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective coping.
  • Describe the role of self-compassion.

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