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10.5. Flexible Coping

The concept of Flexible Coping is a relatively new one within the field of psychology.  Researchers have defined flexible coping in different ways including:

  • A broad coping repertoire
  • A well-balanced coping profile
  • A cross-situational variability in strategy deployment
  • A good strategy-situation fit
  • The perceived ability to cope with environmental changes

Our Definition:

Flexible Coping is having different ways of coping in varying environments and being able to adapt to and deal with changes.

Exercise: A Bank of Coping Strategies // Duration 15 minutes

This is a research task.  Using the internet, help make a list on Trello of as many coping strategies as possible, for dealing with difficult situations.  By looking outside of sport, you may discover some strategies that you can adapt to climbing.