A. Dysfunctional coping

1) I say to myself “This isn’t real”.

2) I blame myself for things that happened.

3) I say things to let my unpleasant feelings escape.

4) I criticize myself.

5) I give up trying to deal with it.

B. Regenerative coping

1) I try to identify “warning signals” early enough, in order to prevent similar situations.

2) I learn special techniques which help me to remain calm and relaxed in such situations

3) I contemplate, how I can avoid similar situations in the future.

C. Emotional expression

1) I take time to figure out what I’m really feeling.

2) I delve into my feelings to get a thorough understanding of them.

3) I realize that my feelings are valid and important.

4) I acknowledge my emotions.