In that small space between the event and your response, remind yourself to "ride the wave of emotion." When an upsetting even occurs, if we can just stop for a moment, identify the emotions that we are feeling, accept them without judging them, and remind ourselves that they … [Read more...]
Rely on Pure Emotion- Not so fast!
Can your emotion lead you astray when overwhelmed by intense feelings? Perhaps. It may not be a good idea to follow your emotion if it means following it blindly while the logical part of your brain is shut down. When you enter an emotional hurricane where intense emotions … [Read more...]
Emotional Regulation: Getting Your Emotions Out of the Driver’s Seat
Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW How do you handle distress? Do you remain in control, or do you react in destructive ways? Your emotions are valid; but you, and only you, are responsible for your reactions. No one made you do it. When you become angry, … [Read more...]
This, Too, Shall Pass
Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW Riding the Wave of Emotion Who said that we are to be happy all the time? We all have rough days. Days when we wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Days when we would rather not get out of bed. Days when one thing after … [Read more...]