Our Mission & Vision
As self-awareness of thoughts and feelings are being gained, it is integral to provide individuals with the relevant coping mechanisms to manage their feelings and enable them to cope better. At RESET, we provide this through the means of encouraging individuals to utilise our three pillars: Mind, Body and Environment.
Core RESET coping mechanisms include: the tools to be able to reflect through the use of externalisation to recognise cognitive distortions and provide counter-thoughts, encouraging self-compassion, meditation/ mindfulness, increasing emotional awareness through interception and then the emotional regulation and distress tolerance (DBT skills-based) techniques to manage such emotions, as well as assisting with behavioural change through the use of mind and body connection, providing individuals with tailored coping strategies or reactions in relation to the intensity/ type of feeling they are experiencing.
WHY ITS IMPORTANT…
Using Coping Strategies
Whilst awareness is an incredibly important step in fostering better mental health, it is not sufficient without providing individuals with the appropriate coping mechanisms when faced with triggering thoughts, feelings and experiences. Many coping mechanisms that are learned from a young age can often become self-sabotaging later in life (Brown et al., 2016); illustrating why self-awareness is an important first step.
Rather than taking coping mechanisms away immediately, we work with individuals to recognise their patterns, and then to provide them with new coping mechanisms.
A key coping strategy we help to provide is the ability to practice self-compassion and radical acceptance. Rabon et al. (2019) argued that self-compassion can decrease suicide risk by diminishing individuals’ depression and anger. Therefore, self-compassion is an integral function of being able to cope with mental health.
Another coping mechanism proven to be beneficial is the ability to externalise through the use of journaling. Ullrich et al (2002) found that writing focusing on cognitions and emotions developed greater awareness of the positive benefits of the stressful event than the other two groups.
At RESET we utilise other forms of intervention, as well as those related to the mind. Please click the links to find out more about how: strength training, yoga, breathwork, blue space and green space can be utilised as coping strategies for mental health.
How We Can Help
Our team of Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Wellbeing Assistants and Personal Trainers will take a multi-faceted approach to create an individualised support plan to help each person find coping strategies that work for them.
You can learn how to develop positive behaviours and manage your well-being in a healthy way.