What’s New?

The Month of March…Spring begins!

Every month of the year is special in its own way. One of the most notable thing March is known for is the beginning of the spring season.

Spring symbolizes new life, new hope and new beginnings. A time of rebirth, when nature wakes up from the long winter before. Flowers begin to bloom – trees blossom – hibernating animals awaken – warmer weather ahead – increased daylight – birds singing, etc., and as a result – WE wake up!

Due to the increased daylight and warmer temperatures, serotonin increases in the body which helps to boost our mood and energy levels.

Scientists tell us spring can also: give us a feeling of happiness and hopefulness – make us more receptive to romance – improve our diet – inspire us to do more physical activities – make us more enthusiastic and cheerful – give us a more positive attitude, and, overall, help our mental health.

What a wonderful month and what a wonderful season to look forward to!

(If, for any reason, you are in the category of people who suffer from spring depression and anxiety, which is less common than winter depression but does exist, perhaps you would like to speak with one of our mental health professionals to help you learn coping strategies to get you through the spring season. The goal would be to hopefully come to embrace and enjoy every season and all the beauty we are blessed with.)


Our “What’s New” page is where you’ll find the latest information on our programs, meetings, and events, workshops, news, articles, tips, links to new podcast episodes, and other special items.

For example, you can learn about:

  • The latest “Coping Conversations” podcast, hosted by Dr. Phillips. Want to know who’s the guest celebrity or expert? Click here!
  • Upcoming presentations and special programs.
  • Our free monthly support groups.
  • New courses, books, or materials that can be helpful.
  • Our state-of-the-art biofeedback services. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • Our specialized services for children, adolescents, and families. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • And much, much more…

Here’s what else to be aware of… at the moment:

* Our popular Coping Course…

Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next? Our new free course can help!

  • The course is called, “Newly Diagnosed With A Medical Illness? What To Do Right Now!” and it’s presented by our director, Dr. Phillips.
  • It contains tips and strategies that you can implement to begin the process of helping yourself to move forward.
  • You’ll also learn information about a premium course containing even more tips and strategies.

For information or to sign up for the free mini-course, click here.

* Our new Coping Questionnaires…

  • Our free Coping Questionnaires are an easy way to discover more about yourself and what aspects of your life you might like to improve.
  • We currently offer free questionnaires about stress, parenting, and living with illness.

For information about our questionnaires, click here.

* Resources

  • Check out the latest resources (articles, books, questionnaires, and more) on our Resources page

* Special COVID alert!…

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping are all continuing to provide telephone and video sessions (and face-to-face on limited scheduling) to our patients.
  • Our Coping Counselors are also available to do free, initial consultations with any new individuals who could benefit from coping strategies during this difficult time.

For information, call us at (516) 822-3131, or email us at info@coping.com

  • For further information about how we are helping during the pandemic, please Click here.
  • Listen to Dr. Phillips’ “Coping Conversations” podcast, Episode 100, entitled “Trying To Be Resilient… And How “Coping Mode” Can Help!,” available now. You can also listen to his newest podcast, Episode 133, entitled “It’s Always Good To Be Thankful… No Matter How Stressful Things May Be!” (See Podcast information below.)
  • Read our articles about Covid-19, including new articles entitled “Long Covid: 10 Tips On How To Cope” and “Agoraphobia during the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

In other news…

* Our Podcast…

We encourage you to listen to Dr. Phillips’ popular podcast, “Coping Conversations.” This podcast, featuring interviews with interesting, informative, and popular celebrities and experts, is based on his long-time radio show, available since 1991! Recent episodes include an archived show with the late Ivana Trump, and two new shows with actress Mackenzie Phillips. Since 2019, the show has been available on most popular podcast apps, including:

Click here for more information about the podcast, including a list of many previously interviewed celebrities and experts.

* Receive, via e-mail, our free, online newsletter, E-Cope…

Click here: read a sample of our newsletter, and sign up to receive regular editions for free. (All e-mail addresses are kept completely confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

* Find the Center for Coping on social media…

Please “follow” us on these pages. We thank you!

* Dr. Phillips’ latest books:

Newly Diagnosed? Now What? 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis
Coping Press

Coping With Lupus, 4th Edition
Penguin Putnam/Avery

Lupus Q & A: Everything You Need To Know, 3rd Edition” (with Robert Lahita, MD)
Penguin Putnam/Avery

Bookmark this page, and check back with us often!

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