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Coping with Stress: Specific Techniques

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will explain the cognitive techniques for managing stress and coping statements used in reaction to fear and anxiety

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Terms to Know
Coping Statements

Positive, reassuring statements to stop negative self-statements.

Guided Imagery

A coping strategy related to meditation, where a person, instead of relaxing the mind, instead thinks of things that are positive and calming.


A trained relaxation technique in which a person focuses on something (like breathing, body sensations, imagery, surroundings, etc.) to gain an increased awareness.

Negative Self-Statements

Critical thoughts a person has that increase stress, particularly in anticipation of an event.

Progressive Relaxation

A technique where a person intentionally tenses, then relaxes, specific muscles of the body in succession.

Stress Inoculation

Where a person focuses on positive thoughts and feelings to reduce anxiety.