If a strong emotional state causes you to feel tense in your body, take a few minutes to try some relaxation techniques. | Image: Flickr/Minoru Nitta
Reeling in negative emotions, in some cases, is very difficult, but not impossible. Sometimes, the emotions we feel can get the best of us, causing us to say or do what we will later regret.
Most emotions can be controlled by bringing awareness to what you are feeling and using practical strategies to overcome them. If you are experiencing strong emotions, you need to figure out the stimulus that caused these feelings.
What Emotions Are You Feeling?
Your emotional experience is broken down into three elements; body language and behaviors, visceral reactions, and thoughts. Sometimes, you may clearly feel one emotion, while, at other times, you may experience a spectrum of emotions.
Pinpoint the Source of Your Emotions
If you are experiencing strong emotions, you need to figure out the stimulus that caused these feelings. This is especially true if you find yourself getting upset often. Think back over the last few hours or days, consider the people you have talked to and the topics of the conversations you have had. See full story… pickthebrain.com
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Mandy’s first contact with the world of addiction, mental health and recovery was when she came into treatment in 1990. Her passion for therapy and its potential for change ignited here, inspiring her to make therapy her life’s work.
About Mandy Saligari
Alongside a growing private practice Mandy always gave time to promote early intervention through lectures on addiction, emotional coping mechanisms and self-esteem as part of the PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) provision within independent schools.
In 2008, with a busy private practice and many years of recovery under her belt, Mandy founded CHARTER Harley Street, an outpatient centre treating addiction and trauma using her pioneering model of care.
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