Posted Wed 20th May 20 - 1 min read

Everyone copes with things differently and some of us, for some reason have much higher levels of resilience and are able to roll with the punches much better than others.

Some of us may become deeply scarred by particular events they experience which could then grow into something like PTSD.

This is where the high and low levels of coping mechanisms I was talking about last week come into play.

Using high levels of consciousness when it comes to moving through challenging or traumatic experiences will allow for more of a successful recovery than using low levels of consciousness. Depending on your levels of resilience will depend on the types of coping mechanisms you use.

High levels are coping methods that allow you to still have full brain function so you are still able to perform to your optimum ability.

Low level, or numbing out coping mechanisms are just that. They are used to reduce your brains functionality down to its lowest levels in the attempt to stop unwanted thoughts and feelings coming through.

You transport your mind from a high level of consciousness to low level to stop yourself from thinking.

So this week let's look at our coping mechanisms and see if they are high or low levels of consciousness.

If they are high level, how can we incorporate these into our lives to create good foundations for everyday life?

If they are low level, how can we create a strategy that means they are an occasional occurrence with a strategy in place that ensures they don't become habitual?

What are your go to coping mechanisms?

Check the images below for some coping mechanism bingo for a bit of fun 👇

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