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Coping Skills and Self-Care for Mental Health

Essential skills to manage intense emotions and develop a self-care practice to promote mental health
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 59m
Language: English
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When you’re super emotional the thinking part of your brain essentially shuts down. That’s why when you’re upset you say things or do things that you later regret. 
I’m Emma McAdam, a Licensed Therapist, and welcome to The Coping Skills and Self-Care Course.
In this course you’re going to learn what most people don’t teach about coping skills- that they don’t really work on their own. That’s because coping skills need to be used in conjunction with emotion processing skills and self care skills in order to create lasting change. You’ll learn essential skills to manage intense emotions, calm the stress response, and develop a self-care practice that keeps you from burning out.
This course is for anyone who’s struggling with intense feelings of Anger, Sadness, Anxiety, Stress, or Discouragement. Most people only have one or two skills to deal with emotions- like eating, venting or avoiding them.  Within the first 30 minutes you’ll learn dozens of strategies to manage those intense feelings and help you calm down when emotions run high.
By the end of the course you’ll know over a hundred ways you can self-soothe or cope with emotions. In the first section of this course you’ll learn about four different types of Coping Skills:
•Emotion Coping Skills,
•Relaxation Skills,
•Sensory Coping skills, and
•Distraction Coping Skills. 
Each section will have an explanation, a list of skills, and an exercise you can try.
In the second section of this course you’ll learn about Self-Care, creating habits that lead to a sustainable life.  You’ll learn to take care of your body and mind in a way that renews your energy, resolves emotions, improves relationships and helps you move forward with joy and purpose.
Coping skills and self care work together to help you handle all that life has to throw at you.  Coping skills help you feel better in the short term, and can keep you from acting impulsively. They are essential when you’re overwhelmed with intense emotions.  But, to be most effective and to find lasting solutions to problems, they need to be paired with Self-Care skills.
So sign up now to begin learning right away.

You will learn

✓ Learn to manage Depression, Anxiety, and other Mental Illness with Coping Skills and Self-Care
✓ Learn to manage intense emotions with Coping Skills
✓ Learn dozens of Self-Care Techniques to solve problems and create a sustainable approach to mental health
✓ Emotion Processing Skills- an overview of how to notice, name, explore and make healthy choices about emotions.
✓ Over 100 Coping Skills


• Just come ready to learn

This course is for

• People experiencing Anxiety, Depression, and other forms of Mental Illness
• Anyone who wants to learn skills to deal with intense emotions (Anger, Sadness, Anxiety, Fear, Frustration)
• Anyone who wants to develop a healthy approach to coping with emotions
• Anyone looking to develop a healthy self-care practice.
• People who want to improve their mental health
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Hi there! I’m Emma McAdam, I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I love helping people change. But I get it that understanding mental health can be confusing and stressful, but I also know that there’s hope-you can change your brain and resolve painful emotions- and I can walk you through that process.
I’ve been working in the field of change and growth since 2004. I got my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and I’m currently licensed in the state of Utah. I’ve worked in settings like Juvenile Corrections, Adventure Therapy programs, High Schools, Wilderness Therapy programs, an Eating Disorder Treatment Center, a Residential Treatment Center, and Outpatient Therapy.
It can be so hard for so many people to access mental health resources. There’s big obstacles like cost, stigma, not knowing where to look or lack of high-quality local resources, and these make it hard for people to be able to get basic mental health services.
When my first child was born (I have three little girls), I wanted to spend as much time with them as possible when they were little, so I stopped seeing as many clients. But the calls kept coming. Faced with an overwhelming need, and an overactive mind, I decided to do one small thing- I started making videos on mental health topics in my wee-morning hours while my babies were asleep. In bite sized little nuggets, I make mental health skills more accessible through YouTube videos and Online Courses.
Therapy is this awesome process where two people sit down together and work through a challenge in a personalized, supportive environment of growth. And although these resources are education and not therapy, I’ve seen these videos make a positive impact on thousands of my viewers and students.
I love helping people change and I’m willing to be creative in how I help that happen. I take a solution-centered approach with an emphasis on learning skills to help people find love, purpose, and joy in life. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the world with my husband and daughters, spending time outdoors, photography, making stuff, and learning new things.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 59m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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