Emotional Regulation

What is Emotional Regulation?

Emotional regulation is the process by which people control which emotions they have, when they have them, and how they experience and express those emotions. Emotional regulation can be automatic or controlled, conscious or unconscious, and it can have an impact at one or more stages of the emotion-producing process. Emotional regulation means being able to select and present the appropriate emotions to the demands of everyday life and able to express it more clearly.

Emotional Regulation

Causes

  • Childhood trauma or poor childhood experience ;
  • Emotional Neglect / Abuse ;
  • Physical Neglect / Abuse ;
  • Sexual Abuse ;
  • Caregiver's maltreatment ;
  • Parents mental illness ;
  • Grief and loss ;
  • Exposure to domestic violence ;
  • Childhood bullying.

Signs & Symptoms

Aggression

Aggression

Anger

Anger

Crying

Crying

Fear

Fear

Impulsivity

Impulsivity

Miscommunication

Miscommunication

Mood Swings

Mood Swings

Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Self Harm

Self Harm

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Suicide  Ideation

Suicide Ideation

Self - Care Tips

Get some good sleep

Get some good sleep

Select a creative outlet for expressing your thoughts and feelings.

Select a creative outlet for expressing your thoughts and feelings.

Play with a pet

Play with a pet

Meet and communicate with friends

Meet and communicate with friends

Appreciate nature

Appreciate nature

Take a break from overloaded routine

Take a break from overloaded routine

Do something for someone else

Do something for someone else

Talk to your therapist

Talk to your therapist

Frequently Asked Questions

Emotional dysregulation is the inability to control emotions. It may show itself in a variety of ways, such as having erratic outbursts, feeling overwhelmed by small things, or having trouble reining in impulsive conduct. Extreme emotional outbursts like this can have an impact on daily life, work, education, and relationships.

Having a reliable friend, joining a support group, or going to therapy can all assist with emotional control. You can determine what emotions may need to be regulated by being aware of and comprehending emotional regulation. Every emotion does not necessarily need to be controlled; doing so would be difficult and time-consuming.



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