The programme will help you develop:
The ability to calm yourself after experiencing intense emotions.
The ability to shift attention away from the things that are likely to kick up intense negative emotions, such as sadness, anger, shame, and anxiety.
The ability to inhibit acting on an emotion when desired.
The ability to decrease the intensity of emotions without drugs and alcohol or food.
WHAT DO WE STRUGGLE WITH
We are not born knowing how to manage our emotions. Having difficulties regulating our own emotions makes us quite often sensitive to emotional triggers, increases our chances of reacting intensely to those triggers, as a result, we have trouble getting back to a baseline emotional state. Some people even struggle completing tasks when upset.
HOW DOES IT AFFECT US
These difficulties in emotion regulation are also known as emotion dysregulation. Emotion regulation difficulties can make life pretty chaotic resulting in problems in relationships, work, and other areas of life. By trying to escape or inaccurately decrease intense negative emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety, some people may develop other problems such as:
anger management difficulties
Since emotion regulation is a set of skills that can be learned, the treatment focuses on learning these skills and training on adopting them so you won't need to cover up that emptiness with pseudo-solutions, or turn to self-destructive behaviours such as drinking, overeating or even overspending.
During the process you will learn how to regulate your emotions, and how to develop the ability to be less vulnerable to emotional cues in the environment by adopting specific coping mechanisms for each emotion.
You and your Consultant will design a plan aligned to your goals, needs, priorities and values
Your progress is constantly tracked and rearranged when required to make sure you're working on the areas you need to in order to make improvement and reach your goals.