Coping skills are how we manage difficult situations. The ability to cope begins with an infant’s attachment relationship and determines an individual’s coping strategies with life stressors. Until about the age of three, a child relies on mother to regulate emotional responses to daily stress.
The infant’s experiences with their primary relationships help to determine which coping strategies become effective in regulating distress, such as withdrawal to minimize perception, escape by twisting or arching away, and focusing attention on something other than mother, Tronick, 2007
When trauma is experienced, when a death, or other loss occurs, the coping strategies used previously may not provide the same comfort in relieving stress. I will work with you to identify the coping strategies that will be the most beneficial for your particular issue.
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