a) What is the coping strategy that Ashmita is using here? Ashmita applies the avoidance oriented coping mechanism to manage the situation at hand.
b) Which strategy according to you would be best suited in dealing with such a situation? There are three main types of coping mechanisms that are applied by humans during stressful situations. However, the most suitable coping strategy for Ashmita is the task oriented coping mechanism which involves the application of efforts and actions to tackle a particular stressful event.
c) What are some other strategies that can be used for coping with stress? The third main coping strategy is the emotion oriented coping strategy. The emotion oriented strategy involves several types of coping mechanisms; mindfulness practices, meditation, use of systematic relaxation procedures, self distraction, and release of pent up emotions.