I Attended An Anxiety Workshop | Part 3

This blog post is the final installment of the I Attended An Anxiety Workshop series. Please check out Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t previously done so, which give detailed descriptions leading up to this point. Thank you! ❤

During the month of November, I attended an anxiety workshop on campus called “Confront the Discomfort.I previously shared some techniques that were addressed in Session 1 and Session 2, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of positive comments and feedback I received from all of you. You guys are the reason why I continue to pour my heart and soul into blogging. Blogging is more than just a hobby for me. Blogging is an essential part of my recovery. 

be-still-be-present-be-mindful-quoteDuring Session 3 on November 19, 2019, we talked about positive coping statements for dealing with anxiety. I want to give you some examples of coping statements that I use in my daily life. Next time you are feeling anxious, I challenge you to try applying some positive coping statements similar to the ones I am going to share with you today.

Did you know that these coping statements can be used to manage stress, as well as phobias? Oh boy, so my fear of balloons can be overcome by repeatedly using positive affirmations? Even I am a bit skeptical about this one. Skepticism aside, let’s explore some coping statements, shall we?

♥ Let’s talk about coping statements ♥

(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ Before we dig deeper into some examples of positive coping statements, what the heck are coping statements to begin with?! ♥

The best definition I found is directly sourced from www.choosehelp.com, which defines coping statements as “truthful positive statements used to replace the negative and untrue thoughts that take over when you feel anxious, stressed, angry and/or when facing overwhelming situations [such as phobias].”

I really love lists. I love lists so much that I had originally intended to write listicles for this week’s blog post. As I started writing these lists, it dawned on me that the material this week is quite dry and does not really spark excitement. If my own writing is gonna bore me to death, then chances are you’ll probably be bored out of your minds too. And nobody would want that. Not me. Not you. Not anyone. 🙇‍♀️

A Simpler Way to Remember Things: Draw a Picture

Disclaimer: Since I do not have the resources to draw and upload my own images for you, I am using images directly sourced online. All images shown below belong to the rightful owner, Rebekah, from @journey_to_wellness_. The images that I am displaying here are strictly for educational purposes ONLY.

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Rebekah from @journey_to_wellness_ does an excellent job at illustrating effective coping statements for dealing with anxiety.

♥ My New & Improved Listicles ♥

I’ve decided to take it upon myself to improve my otherwise boring lists by making them more visually appealing. This is literally the extent of my artistic abilities, and I know that these lists are not nearly as exciting as the previous illustrations. However, I hope that this information helps you find relief whenever you are feeling stressed out or overwhelmed.


Coping Statements for Stress.pngWell, I hope you enjoyed reading the I Attended An Anxiety Workshop series as much as I enjoyed writing it! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated since I am trying to improve my blogging and writing skills. Have you used similar positive coping statements in the past when you had to deal with a stressful situation? Please leave a comment by joining the conversation below↓

Thanks for stopping by!

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22 thoughts on “I Attended An Anxiety Workshop | Part 3

  1. Michelle says:

    I have used some of these while in therapy when I went through a scare with my car over the weekend. “I can make it through this” and “Everything will be okay.” Worrying does not help would have been a good one too. I didn’t think of that one.

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  2. Vihani says:

    Very interesting and helpful article Hilary!! I specifically love the definition you have provided about “coping statements”.. Stress and anxiety are parts of our lives and I think what matters the most is not the type of stress that come our way but how we choose to respond to those difficult situations. Thanks for sharing this type of great articles. Loved reading it a lot.

    Have a wonderful December ❤️

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  3. Kim Petitt says:

    Thank you for sharing! These are all great things to speak and think on when we are experiencing anxiety. In my own times of anxiety, I have found that the Word of God is the secure place I find peace. I know that it is only in Him that I can remember who I am and allow God’s peace to give me comfort.


  4. PoojaG says:

    I also totally love lists and making them look more artsy definitely helps! I really like your coping statements and I’ve found that these sort of statements although they didn’t work immediately for me have really helped me with my anxiety in the long run as well as helped make me a more positive person.

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  5. Simon says:

    Interesting stuff here Hilary. I might refer your page again, when i run out of my anxiety pills and get stuck into that situation again. I wish i wont be bacl in that situation. Who knows? life is so unpredictable😂, Even though it is, i am going to stay on the positive side. Have a beautiful day Hilary✨🤗✍️

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    • Hilary Tan says:

      It makes me happy that you find value in these blog posts. I really hope you aren’t back in that situation either. For me, I felt like I had very little control during really stressful and anxiety-provoking times. I found that having a sense of control and better coping strategies helped a lot. These posts will always be here whenever you feel like you need to refer to them. Have a good day, Simon! 🌺

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