Begin by briefly defining each coping pattern below, cite page number from text if applicable.

RESPONSE TO ONE OTHER STUDENT RECOMMENDED (NOT REQUIRED) FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

Provide a personal experience or example from your own life (someone else’s experience if you absolutely do not have one) for each of the coping style below. Begin by briefly defining each coping pattern below, cite page number from text if applicable.

COMMON COPING PATTERNS OF LIMITED VALUE:
1. Learned Helplessness:
2. Acting aggressively:
3. Indulging yourself:
4. Blaming yourself:
5: Using defensive coping:

CONSTRUCTIVE COPING STRATEGIES:
1. Ellis’s rational thinking approach:
2. Expressing emotions:
3. Managing hostility and forgiving others
4. Exercising:
5. Coping with loss using Elizabeth Kubler-Ross model:

One page for this meditation assignment:
Instructions for meditation:

Do this meditation/relaxation exercise in a room that is free of distractions (especially noise distractions). The actual meditation should last about 10 minutes. Turn off or dim the lights and draw the shades if there is bright light coming into the room from outside. The best seating position for this meditation exercise would be to sit erect on a chair, hands on lap with palms facing up towards the ceiling; legs uncrossed and feet flat on the ground, and shut your eyes. Now, open the audio to relaxation/meditation exercise attached in the Course Documents section of the Blackboard. Enjoy this meditation exercise!!

Instructions for writing exercise and response to one other student:

Your writing exercise should follow immediately after the meditation. Off course, give yourself few seconds or minutes to reorient to awareness and then begin writing. Write your feedback of about at least one page. Write in word format, double spaced, font times new roman 12 and then directly copy paste on the discussion forum. The paper should include your thoughts, reactions, emotions, feelings and feedback on the meditation exercise and your plans to incorporate in your life to deal with stress, pressure and tension of work, school and home, only if this works for you effectively.

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