Emotional Regulation Skills For The Win!
Emotional regulation skills allow you to manage and direct your emotions. “Emotion regulation” is a term used to describe a person’s ability to effectively manage and respond to an emotional experience. ♥️🧠 People unconsciously use emotion regulation strategies to cope with difficult situations many times throughout each day. Most of us use a variety of emotion regulation strategies and are able to apply them to different situations in order to adapt to the demands of our environment. Some of these are adaptive and helpful for mental health, some are not.
Healthy, adaptive coping strategies, such as the ideas listed in this graphic, do not cause harm. They can help to diffuse strong emotions often allowing for a greater understanding of what led to the emotional experience & this greater resilience!
Maladaptive & defeating strategies are those that may leave lasting damage or lead us to avoid dealing with situations that will inevitably require a head on solution. Self-injury, numbing using alcohol, drugs, procrastination, bingeing, restricting, over exercising, or physically acting out are examples. They are typically seen as “avoidance”.
There is no one-size-fits all strategy to managing difficult thoughts and emotions. What works for one person in a particular situation, may not work for someone else. The important point is that we all must learn what will work for each of us INDIVIDUALLY.
This content is directly from my emotional regulation online course! Head on over to tiffanyroe.com if you’re ready to feel, deal, heal and improve your mental health game. 🧡♥️🧠
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