Type
Crossword
Description

in through your nose, to diaphragm, out mouth Deep breathing
in through your nose, out through your mouth breathing retraining
funny stories, jokes, comedy movies, comedians Laughing
relax jaw, shoulders and stomach Drop Three
involves relaxing all muscles throughout the body Stretching Relaxation
closing your eyes, listen to instructor guide through calming/relaxing place Guided Meditation
focusing on five senses Grounding
In nature/outdoors Walking
Classical, Country, Rock, Rap Listen to music
speaking positive, thinking positive positive self-talk
Short period of alone time Taking a break
trusting in someone else with thoughts and feelings Talking
soccer, football, tennis, running, baseball Play a sport
to-do, ideas, positive thoughts Write a list
plants, vegetables, trees, mowing, weeding Gardening
writing down thoughts and feelings Journaling
writing to a specific person Write a letter
comes in 25, 100, 300, 500 or more pieces Puzzles
Moving along to a song Dance
Comedy, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Documentary Watch a movie
piano, guitar, trumpet, drums Play an instrument
involves cats and/or dogs Pet therapy
using markers, colored pencils, gel pens, paint art
uno, man bites dog, monopoly, life play a game
"I" feel, think, believe I statements
preparing food cook or bake
schedule activities each day Make daily schedules
Preferred place or special place Plan a fun trip

coping Skills Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Something you do to get your mind and body active; to stay healthy exercise
Please _________ your name at the top of the paper. write
Your learn how to do this inside the lines on your paper when your are little color
You can write your thoughts in this place journal
You go to the theater to watch this movie
When words come out of your mouth talk
You watch this after you finish your homework and before bed time television
You use your ear buds to listen to music
When you are sleepy in the middle of the day during the summer you take a nap
When your room is messy you need it ________it clean
You can do this with your hands or a machine to make clothes sew
when you sit in a quiet place by yourself to focus on calming down meditate
Some times you do this when you are mad, sad or even happy cry
It takes less muscles in your face to do this; opposite of frown smile
You use your legs to do this walk
You need money to go to the mall and do this activity shopping
You need a book to do this activity read
you go outside and plant a garden
an artist likes to paint
Not your family friends
inhale then exhale breathe
you do this at church, when your are in trouble and just before you eat pray
Beyonce can sing and dance
Sometimes you just need to play a fun board game
You __________ a cake in the oven bake
When someone is crying that you care about you may want to give them a hug

STRESS RELIEF Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

To manage your stress through different ways that make you feel better. Cope
What it's called when people talk to a mental health professional. Counseling
This is done out loud, when something is funny and can make you feel better. Laughter
If done at park or gym or home, this activity relieves stress and is good for you. Exercise
People go on these atleast once a year, for break from their job. Vacation
Feelings of high stress, panic, worry. Sometimes including physiological symptoms. Anxiety
These are the familiar people in our life that help us cope with the stressful times because they know us well and listen. Friends
To share and express your thoughts and feelings to a person who will listen. Talk
What can happen if your body gets run down from stress and lack of sleep. Get sick
You should get about 8 hrs each day to maintain health and happiness. Sleep
Time off from work, doing nothing but enjoying yourself. Relaxation

POSITIVE COPING SKILLS Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

COLOR
COOK
DANCE
DO A PUZZLE
DRAW
EXCERCISE
HUG A PILLOW
PLAY A GAME
PLAY SPORTS
PLAY VIDEO GAMES
READ A GOOD BOOK
RIDE A BIKE
SEE A MOVIE
SING
TAKE A WALK
TALK TO SOMEONE
WATCH FUNNY VIDEOS
WATCH TV
WRITE A LETTER
WRITE IN A JOURNAL

Stress Relief Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An activity that involves crayons, markers or colored pencils Coloring
An activity that involves a book Reading
Done when something is funny and can make you feel better Laughing
To share thoughts to someone who will listen Talk
To maintain your health you should get at least 8 hours of this every night Sleep
What you can become if you aren't getting enough sleep and are stressed Sick
Taking time for yourself to enjoy the things you like Relaxation
Write thoughts in a _________ Journal
A soft animal you can pet Dog
Something you can do by yourself or with friends Videogames

Coping Skills Bingo Cards

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

Exercise
Watch a Movie
Keep a Positive Attitude
Use a Stress Ball
Hang out with Friends/Family
Paint
Take Deep Breaths
Listen to Music
Get Away from the Problem
Understand How You Feel
Talk to a Friend
Sing
Laugh
Get Help
Journal
Play a Game
Go for a Walk
Enjoy Nature
Do Yoga
Take Care of Yourself
Say Positive Affirmations
Eat Healthy
Perform an act of Kindness
Set a Goal

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How to handle stress Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Keep Perspective
breathe deeply
Unplug electronics
sports
hobby
adequate sleep
support system
motivation
organize
Reward Yourself
prioritize
Healthy snacks
meditate
exercise
dance
sing
favorite show
friends
relax
take time off
listen to music
Play
Be happy
Think Positive
laugh

Coping skills 1 Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Arts & Crafts
Clean
Coloring
Cooking
Count to Ten
Deep Breathing
Do a puzzle
Draw a random design
Drawing
exercise
Find safe place
Just breathe
Listen to Music
Paint your nails
Painting
Pet your dog or cat
Play a board game
Play cards
Sewing
Sing
Slowly sip a beverage
Squeeze a stress ball
Stretch
Take a shower
Take a time out
Talk to a friend
Talk to self
Think about happy memories
Think about loved ones
Watch a fish
Write a letter
Write in a Journal

Coping Skills Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Think of your skills
Talk it out dont act it out
Talk to a friend
Read a good book
Relax
Take time and space
Give yourself a break
Ask for Help
Ask Questions
Stay Calm
Choose Peace
Draw or Color
Positive things about Self
Talk to Staff
Think of Something Happy
Ask for Hugs
Exercise
Listen to Music or Sing
3 Slow and Deep Breaths
Stop and Count to 10
Walk Away

Coping Skills Bingo

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

Yoga
Draw
Listen to music
Use stress ball
Make a coaching call
Spend time with your pet
Have some "me time"
Take a hot bath
Exercise
Paint
Call friends or family
Dance
Eat a healthy meal
Text friends or family
crafts
Use positive self-talk
color
deep breathe
Meditate
Watch a funny movie
Take a mini vacation
Do some baking
Try something new
Play cards
Write in a journal

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Coping Skills Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

stress free
cope
coping skills
be positive
aromatherapy
journal
give a hug
draw
watch a movie
listen to music
do a puzzle
eat
garden
pray
hug a stuffed animal
punch a pillow
cook
meditate
clean something
talk to an adult
exercise
Petting an animal
take a bath
watch TV
stress ball
walk away
playing a game
deep breathing