Manage Your Emotional Triggers
With this (5) step mini guide, I will walk you through the steps to take to stop over-reacting and begin responding to your daily frustrations and annoyances from a more intentional place.
This short and easy-to-digest guide offers you a quick on-the-go understanding of what you need to focus on to improve your emotional reactions to everyday grievances!
Emotional triggers are vastly different than Trauma Triggers.
Emotional triggers are standard level reactions of anger, discomfort or anxiety when encountering something uncomfortable or challenging in the actual present-day environment or relationship.
Emotional triggers may send you outside your window of tolerance temporarily but you're able to manage and regulate them swiftly to feel calm again.
Trauma triggers are unique to the individual experiencing them as they're connected to a past traumatic event from that individual's life.
Trauma triggers may not make sense to anyone on the outside witnessing the survivor react and enter fight/flight/freeze/fawn mode. They can be as subtle as a smell, taste, sound, tone of voice or as large as someone crossing a boundary. The emotional reactions don't always appear to match the severity of the situation, however and are difficult for a trauma survivor to identify and regulate.
All of us have emotional triggers. We all may not have trauma triggers.
Not sure if you do? Download the Identifying Your Trauma Trigger Guide here.