【Samurai K】Mental Health ~ What is Coping?

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Definition and Importance of Coping

Bipolar disorder is an illness in which mood waves rise and fall to the extremes. Risks include workplace issues, social isolation, and self-harm. Coping strategies are required to deal with such situations.

Coping is a process of adjustment to deal with stressful and difficult situations, with the aim of enhancing adaptive problem-solving skills. It is an important skill for life.

Coping strategies for bipolar disorder include cognitive-behavioral therapy, stress management, relaxation, and social support.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy aims to change negative thought patterns and promote mental health. Relaxation is a technique for releasing physical tension, which can reduce stress and promote well-being.

Having the support of family, friends, and professionals can help prevent isolation and reduce stress.

Coping is key to coexistence with the disease for people with bipolar disorder. Adequate coping strategies can help patients manage mood swings and lead productive lives.

Chapter 1 Problem-solving Coping

Problem-solving problem-based coping is a coping method that identifies the cause of the problem, finds a solution, and tries to solve it when faced with a problem.

Specifically, it aims to solve problems by analyzing problems, coming up with solutions, and taking action. This practice has been shown to help manage stress as it can reduce stress and increase self-esteem.

Examples of problem-solving coping

Here are some examples of problem-solving coping.

1. Clarify the problem: Defining the problem precisely is critical to finding a solution.

2. Set Goals: Setting goals gives you direction to find solutions.

Setting goals is an effective way to find solutions.

3. Think about problem-solving procedures: It is necessary to think about and implement procedures for problem-solving. Steps help you effectively manage the problem-solving process.

4. Try Solutions: You can try possible solutions to solve your problem. Trying out the solution will increase your chances of success.

5. Improve your solution: If your solution is not working, you should improve it. By improving the solution, we can find the best way to solve the problem.

6. Evaluate the results: After implementing the solution, you should evaluate the results. If the problem is fixed, see what went well, if the problem is not fixed, fix it. We need to come up with a new solution for that.

The benefits of problem-solving coping are:

1. You can solve the problem fundamentally.

2. By focusing on solving the problem, you can control your emotional reactions.

3. Anxiety and stress can be reduced by making an action plan for problem solving.

4.Improve problem-solving skills and be able to properly deal with similar problems in the future.

5. Increased self-awareness and improved self-affirmation.

Because of these benefits, problem-solving coping is widely recognized as an appropriate way to deal with stressful and challenging situations.

Chapter 2: Emotional Coping

Emotionally regulated coping refers to coping with stress or difficult situations by regulating one’s own emotions. This includes promoting positive thinking. This method of coping is known to help reduce symptoms of stress-induced anxiety and depression.

Examples of Emotional Coping

Here are some examples of emotionally regulated coping

1. Keeping emotions in check (emotional suppression).

2. Say positive words to yourself (autosuggestion).

3. Incorporate relaxation techniques to reduce stress (deep breathing, yoga, meditation, etc.).

4. Focus on problem solving (problem-solving orientation).

5. Take up a new hobby to change your mood (refreshment).

6. Maintain a healthy lifestyle (such as exercise and a well-balanced diet).

These strategies will vary depending on the individual’s personality and circumstances, but the appropriate selection and practice can improve one’s ability to cope with stress.

The benefits of emotional coping are:

1. It can reduce stress and anxiety.

2. Emotional control becomes easier, and calm judgment can be demonstrated.

3. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle and maintain your physical health.

4. It can promote positive thinking and increase resistance to stress and difficult situations.

You can increase your self-awareness and improve your self-esteem.

Because of these benefits, emotionally regulated coping is widely recognized as an appropriate way to deal with stressful and difficult situations.

Chapter 3: Socially Supportive Coping

Social support coping refers to coping with support from others when faced with stress or difficult situations.

  This includes getting help from family, friends, co-workers and professionals, and finding people to talk to.

This coping method is said to reduce the effects of stress on physical and mental health.

Here are some examples of social support coping.

1. Seek counseling and advice: When you have stress or problems, you can consult with trusted friends, family members, experts, etc. and get advice.

2. Gain empathy: You can reduce stress by sharing your stresses and difficulties with others and getting them to empathize with you.

3. Participatory Coping: Join groups and communities to discuss common issues and find solutions.

4. Access to social assistance: You can access social assistance, food relief programs, medical insurance, disability insurance, disability assistance, and more.

5. Get support from people around you: You can get support from people around you, such as family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. For example, helping with childcare, helping with household chores, and sharing time.

6. Use of social networks: Through social networks, you can reduce stress by connecting and interacting with friends and family.

These social support coping methods are valuable tools for individuals to deal with stress and difficulty.

The benefits of social support coping are:

1. Psychological stability: Receiving social support makes people feel more secure and helps reduce stress and anxiety.

Such sensations increase psychological defenses against stress and promote better mental health.

2. Expand your social network: Social supportive coping can expand your social connections and support.

  In other words, seeking social support can help people meet new friends and community, making them feel less lonely and isolated.

This means that people will focus on finding solutions and improvements instead of dealing with problems.

3. Practical Support: Social assistance can provide practical support. can meet the basic needs necessary to maintain

4. Developing Good Communication Skills: Social supportive coping helps develop good communication skills.

Chapter 4: Belief-Oriented Coping

Belief-oriented coping is when people try to solve problems based on their own beliefs and values when faced with stress or difficulty.

Specifically, through self-help books, religion, spirituality, meditation, and positive affirmations, we encourage self-growth and develop a positive attitude toward stress.

Here are some examples of belief-oriented coping.

1. Have faith that you can come out of this difficult situation stronger.

2. Have a mindset that “This failure will be a valuable experience for me.”

3. Have the belief that “I have what it takes to overcome this situation.”

4. Have the conviction that “I will do my best and the results will come naturally.”

5. Have the belief that this difficulty is temporary and will resolve with time.

On the benefits of belief-oriented coping

Belief-based coping is a way of acting on your own beliefs and values in order to deal with stressful or difficult situations.

First, belief-based coping helps individuals reinforce their own beliefs and values.

  This will help you develop the confidence and determination you need to deal with stress.

Belief-oriented coping can also encourage a positive view of the situation and reinforce positive thought patterns.

This allows us to find creative solutions to deal with difficult situations. can.

In addition, belief-oriented coping can promote healthy ways of coping with stress.

Finally, belief-based coping can help individuals lead more meaningful lives by acting on their own values. We can guide you in a better direction.

Chapter 5 Convertible Coping

Transformational coping is a coping method that reduces stress by changing or lightening the mood, rather than solving the stressful or unpleasant situation.

We aim to use hobbies, sports, music, movies, mindfulness, etc. to change your mood and relieve stress.

Convertible coping can temporarily reduce stress, so it is used as a stress management method.

Here are some examples of transformative coping

1. Lighten your mood with hobbies, sports, and exercise


2. Get away from reality by immersing yourself in music, movies, dramas, etc.

3. Remember words of encouragement to yourself and others to stay positive.

4. Practice mindfulness, meditation, and deep breathing to relax.

5. If you can’t feel the source of your stress, focus on what you can control and focus on.

The advantages of conversion coping are:

1. Temporary relief of stress can protect physical and psychological health.

2. Transformational coping can lighten your mood, so you can get out of negative thoughts and think positive thoughts.

3. Engaging in activities such as hobbies, sports, and music that relieve stress can increase self-actualization.

4. Convertible coping also helps improve self-management and stress management skills.

5. You can reduce adverse self-destructive methods such as alcohol and drug addiction to relieve stress.

6. As described above, conversion coping can reduce stress and improve self-management ability, so we assert that it is an effective approach for stress management.

Chapter 6: Different Strategic Coping

Under what circumstances is each type of coping effective? Below is a brief description of the main types of coping and the circumstances in which each is effective.

Problem-Focused Coping Problem-Focused Coping refers to actions and thoughts that directly address a problem.

Specifically, it involves collecting information and formulating plans for problem solving. Coping is effective when the problem is solvable.

Emotional coping Emotional coping refers to dealing with resolving emotions and psychological reactions to stress and problems.

in particular,

1.Relaxation to reduce stress and expression of emotions.

This type of coping is useful when problems are difficult to solve or caused by emotional stress.

2.Socially supported coping Socially supported coping refers to receiving support from others.

Specifically, we are looking for consultation and cooperation.

This type of coping is useful when you are stressed, have difficulty solving problems on your own, or are feeling lonely.

3. Belief-directed coping is effective when you lose faith in yourself, when you are criticized by others, when you experience failure or setbacks, when you feel helpless or hopeless.

4. Transformational Coping Aims to find alternative goals and meanings for stress and problem solving.

Specifically, you may be immersed in your hobbies or sports. It is effective when it is difficult to solve problems or to heal fatigue caused by stress.

These are the main types of coping and the situations in which each is effective. It’s important to choose.


Coping is necessary in any situation

Coping is an essential skill in all life situations. There are many challenges and stresses in life, and having the right coping strategies to deal with them is important.

This site was translated from Japanese using Google Translate. Please forgive me if there are any typos.

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