Have you ever been through an event that made you feel like your emotions were out of control? How about a situation that made you feel like your emotions were controlling you? This might be a moment of road rage taking over when someone cuts you off in traffic or saying something hurtful in the heat of an argument. In either case, do you wish that you had better control of your emotions?
It takes practice, but the more we learn to notice and accept our emotions, the more mindfully we can react to them. Studies have found that practicing healthy emotional regulation skills, such as accepting your feelings or changing your outlook, supports our mental well-being, and helps us perform better at work and school. Emotions themselves are neither good nor bad, but our experiences with them can be difficult or painful. When we don’t know how to deal with distress, we might turn to unhelpful patterns- avoiding or fixating negative emotions- without realizing it.
We’re Here for You!
If you’ve never been shown a healthy way to regulate emotions, it can be challenging at first to get in touch with what you are feeling. The skilled therapists available at Thriveworks in Wilmington can not only provide tools and resources for building new skills but can help you stay on track, answer any questions you may have, and monitor your progress. Call us today to set up your first appointment (910) 247-4818