Coping Skills Box
Published on 05/29/20
Submitted by Vanessa Boykewich, ESS Clinician
A Coping Skills Box is a box filled with objects that can help you regulate your mood, increase focus, and / or self-soothe as needed. You can create your own Coping Skills Box by using markers to decorate a cardboard or shoe box you may have laying around. You can write a list of your favorite coping skills on the outside, and fill the inside with things like Play-Doh, therapeutic putty, small puzzles, fidget spinners, cards that prompt stretching / yoga poses, art supplies, and so much more!
During times of distress it can be particularly difficult to think rationally and decide how to best help ourselves. Keeping a toolkit like this in a prominent and handy place is a great reminder to utilize healthy skills when you or anyone else in your family is feeling overwhelmingly distressed.