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Dealing with Distress

An introduction to healthy Coping Strategies

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This booklet is only intended as an introduction to (or reminder of) healthy coping strategies used to help us deal with distress, using the headings from the core skills used in DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).

This leaflet aims to suggest introductions to alternative, healthier ways of coping, but like with anything else in real life, it’s not easy or a quick fix – it has to be worked consistently hard at, and the only certainty is that it takes a lot of practice, practice, practice!

A 42 page guide to dealing with distress and finding healthy coping strategies (1.9Mb PDF)

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