Counseling Handouts


Self Soothing and Coping

Coping Cards


Many people have behaviors they want to change.  Some people find that it is easier to change these behaviors when they substitute new positive behaviors for their negative behaviors. Use these cards to remind you of specific things you can do to break negative habits. Make copies of these cards and make sure you have them with you at all times.

Learning to Self Soothe


To learn ways you can calm yourself down when you are feeling overwhelmed emotionally.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation


Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that involves tensing specific muscle groups and then relaxing them.  It is termed “progressive” because you relax all major muscle groups - starting at the head and working your way down to your feet - relaxing them one at a time. 

Grounding Techniques

Grounding techniques are  a set of tools used to assist individuals to stay in the present moment during episodes of intense anxiety or other  over-whelming emotions. Staying in the present moment allows people to feel safe and in control  by focusing on the physical world and how they experience it. 


Grief and Loss

Helping Children Cope With Loss,  Death, and Grief 


Tips for Teachers and Parents 



The “Thinking About Your Emotions” Game


The purpose of this game is to help you think about your emotions and share your thoughts and experiences with other


Peak Performance / Goal Setting

Use SMART Goals to Make Smart Choices


The SMART approach is specifically designed to turn your goals from lofty ideals to measurable, clear goals that are attainable and specifically address your needs, so that you have a much better chance of achieving them.