Coping Strategies

The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC can develop coping strategies for stress as well as pain.




Coping Strategies – Psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. The term coping generally refers to adaptive (constructive) coping strategies. That is strategies which reduce stress. The focus a coping mechanism is to change the meaning of the stressor or transfer attention away from it. Typically, people use a mixture of several types of coping strategies, which may change over time. The effectiveness of the coping effort depends on: the type of stress, the individual and the circumstances. Coping responses are partly controlled by personality (habitual traits), but also partly by the social environment, particularly the nature of the stressful environment. Coping strategies can be developed for stress as well as pain. [1]